Rata Lodge Boutique 5 Star Retreat

This idyllic luxury lodge is just one hour south of Auckland. The Lodge sits on Mt Rataroa in 35 acres of landscaped and native bush with stunning views over the rural Waikato countryside and the Firth of Thames to the Coromandel Peninsula.

Whether you are looking for a weekend away to relax and unwind, somewhere to spend a special occasion, seeking a base from which to explore the many attractions of north Waikato and the Coromandel Peninsula, or want to refresh before or after a long haul flight (we are 50 minutes from Auckland Airport) you will be personally looked after and feel rejuvenated. We can even arrange for a massage in your room.

As we are only an hour from Auckland, Rata Boutique Lodge is ideal for functions such as small weddings, lunch and dinner parties and corporate planning sessions.


The Lodge offers a choice of accommodation in three luxury suites; The Coromandel, The Retreat and The Pavilion.

Each suite is beautifully designed and appointed to complement the natural setting, offering you privacy and leaving you free to unwind in our peaceful surroundings. Enjoy a bush walk, indulge in a massage, watch a DVD or listen to music in your own room. The main lounge has a Bose sound system and a small library of CDs and DVDs. The Lodge has free Internet access throughout.

A full breakfast is included in all tariffs and dinner is available by prior arrangement. All meals are agreed with you prior to arrival so that we can offer delicious seasonal food. Either join your hosts in the lounge in front of the open fire (winter) or Conservatory (summer) for complimentary pre dinner drinks and nibbles or have your meal served in the privacy of your own room. Enjoy the eclectic range of New Zealand art in the Lounge and other public areas.

The 5 star rating for Rata Boutique Lodge is inspected annually by Qualmark, New Zealand tourism’s official quality agency.

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