How about eco tourism in New Zealand?

Treetops beckons

The agent servicing a client looking for something different would do well to check out award-winning Treetops Lodge & Estate, set in 2,500 acres of native forestry and located in the heart of New Zealand’s world famous therapeutic thermal region and trout fishing capital, Rotorua.

The property has launched three, new eco experiences: Forest, Fire, Lakes & Rivers, Indigenous Cuisine & Culture and Romantic Escape.
Forest, Fire, Lakes & Rivers is a four-night package and takes in the region’s and Treetops’s stunning scenery, 2,500 acres of virgin forestry, dramatic waterfalls and indigenous flora and fauna; three-night package Indigenous Cuisine & Culture gives a fascinating insight into the native herbs and plants that Maori traditionally used for their culinary and medicinal purposes and how this has translated through to the modern day, whilst two-night package Romantic Escape allows guests to immerse themselves in the intimacy, peace and tranquillity of cascading waterfalls and 800-year old native forestry.
Luxury packages typically include accommodation, breakfast, pre-dinner cocktail, in-room wine and excursions.
The experiences which are fully commissionable are valid until May 31, 2008 and start from NZ$1,325 ($847) per person per night inclusive GST.
The Lodge with its elegant, architectural style derived from the country's pioneering past, and timber and stone finishes, echoes the beauty and simplicity of the great outdoors. Offering the ultimate in world class luxury accommodation, Treetops Lodge & Estate provides a sanctuary and haven with breathtaking scenic views. Treetops Lodge & Estate offers seven streams, on-site fishing, four lakes, over 70 kilometres of hiking trails, mountain bike riding and horse riding.
Treetops Lodge & Estate comprises four suites and eight private, ultra-luxurious villas which are located in the extensive grounds. Each of the suites has its own unique character, individual style, design and exquisite furnishings. The villas, positioned a stroll from the Lodge, offer privacy and seclusion framed by native virgin forest with views over lakes and wildlife.
Treetops Lodge & Estate is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World. More information is available at