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Exclusive Private Waterfall Wilderness Dining Experience

For only the very few.

Treetops Lodge & Estate, located in the heart of New Zealand’s wild food capital Rotorua, has launched a new activity for gourmands for the 2017/18 summer season – the Private Waterfall-Wilderness Dining – for the very few.

Picture a breath-taking natural waterfall and a single, gorgeous, table-for-two beneath a wilderness canopy of tall ferns and native trees. And then add a gourmet ‘Estate-to-Plate’ themed dinner. It’s an experience only for the very few, and exclusively for guests next summer season at Treetops. Combining a unique celebration of the estate’s reared produce, 100% pesticide free and organic – but with 21st century twists set in the tranquil setting of 2,500 glorious acres of native New Zealand wilderness.

Special guests begin each exclusive ‘Waterfall-Wilderness Dinner’ with a 15-minute escorted walk to a natural rock platform beside the crystal-clear natural swimming hole, below the Treetops’ Bridal Veil Falls, named for its delicate patterns of falling water over a spread of rock faces. Once seated, a personal chef and a dedicated waiter serve an extra-special five-course meal based on the extraordinary estate reared and estate-grown produce of Treetops matched by superb New Zealand wines. It’s an unrivalled romantic opportunity to be truly in touch with nature while dining on produce sourced from the surrounding land.

Enjoy day-fresh salads and vegetables using native and heritage varieties from the estate gardens, estate-reared boar, venison or pheasant, perhaps your own estate caught trout. Desserts include our orchard-harvested fruits and native berries and superb Manuka honey from Treetops’ own beehives. Expect expert 21st century twists too; new taste combinations and the surprise of native herbs and flavors, like peppery kawakawa leaf.

Then it’s a gentle escorted twilight stroll home to your private Treetops retreat where superb hospitality and lodge comfort await. This dazzling combination of an inspiring setting and ‘Estate-to-Plate’ dining ensures a Waterfall-Wilderness Dining experience will be truly memorable. Superb for special occasions or holiday highlights. But it’s only for the very few, and exclusive only this summer to the discerning Treetops guests.

The surcharge for this exclusive experience (in addition to the DBB nightly rate tariff, not available when booking the BB tariff) is NZ$175 plus GST per person (min 2 persons) for lodge stays 01 December 2017 to 31 March 18.

For more information or graphics, contact Karine Thomas on ++64 9 307 3633, or email karine@navigateoceania.com.

Visit Treetops website at www.treetops.co.nz

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More information on Treetops Lodge & Estate
This unique, personal encounter with Treetops wild food chefs on this 2,500-acre year-round lush wilderness estate is a newest experience for lodge guests. Experience the ‘Estate to Plate’ philosophy of dining with 100% pesticide free and organic heritage varieties of indigenous and seasonal vegetables; native spinach (tetragonia), kumera, fresh turmeric, wasabi, native cress, and an abundance of fruit trees. Manuka honey aviaries produce wild native comb honey of exceptional flavor, to wild deer; red, fallow, sika, wapiti (elk) and water buffalo, wild pig, sheep, rabbit, pheasant, partridge, geese, duck, rainbow and brown trout.

Every morning the lodge’s chefs sources from the estate garden and meets with the resident gamekeeper to select game and fish ingredients for the day. By late morning he is at his desk crafting dishes to the preferred tastes of that night’s guests. The menus are European contemporary, using simple techniques to bring out the clear, fresh flavors – but remember every season is different and so with the dishes. Nestled in 2,500 acres of 800-year old native forest, Treetops Lodge & Estate is a uniquely New Zealand experience. This wildlife sanctuary and retreat is nestled within breath taking terrain, offering outdoor activities centred around seven streams, four lakes, and over 43 miles of adventure trails.

Located 20 minutes from the Maori heartland Rotorua, Treetops has been extensively refurbished in 2016.

Treetops provide adventure for the whole family: junior cooking classes, photography 4WD safaris, helicopter tours, Maori poi making and flax weaving, as well as mountain biking, hiking to spectacular waterfalls and active volcanoes and exclusive use at the nearby Kinloch Golf Course.

Treetops Lodge offers a range of Signature Experiences, found at no other New Zealand luxury lodges; The Estate to Plate Safari, The Maori Indigenous Food Trail and the Wild Food Cooking School, along with Rituals Spa Treatments.

Recent Awards:
2017: Nominee World Luxury Hotel Awards
2016 & 2017: Trip Advisor – Award of Excellence
2016: Elite Magazine USA – Top 10 World Family Resorts
2015: Conde Nast USA – Top 100 World Hotels Reader Reviews