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Vin­tage beams, pre­vi­ously used as bridge sup­ports in the Man­garoa Val­ley, frame the entrance to Soli­taire Lodge. Can­vas shade sails play above, like fan­tails, to help high­light the path­way and lead guests to the Lodge Recep­tion, Main Lounge and Restau­rant where expan­sive views of Lake Tarawera and moun­tain back­drop are a key fea­ture. Renowned for its fine din­ing, Soli­taire Lodge serves con­tem­po­rary New Zealand cui­sine pre­pared with fresh local pro­duce and com­ple­mented by superb wines from selected vine­yards. Engage in lively con­ver­sa­tion with fel­low guests in the Lodge’s din­ing room, or choose an inti­mate din­ner for two in your Suite.

Lodge ameni­ties include com­pli­men­tary use of the Lodge’s motorised dinghies and kayaks, lake walks along the shore­line of the Lodge grounds, trout fish­ing from the Lodge jetty and lake swim­ming from Solitaire’s pri­vate beach. Alter­na­tively, enjoy expan­sive lake views from your Suite bal­cony or wan­der through the herb gar­dens over­look­ing the lagoon. There are a mul­ti­tude of bespoke expe­ri­ences avail­able from the Lodge grounds or nearby down­load our expe­ri­ences brochure to help you plan your stay.