Things To Do
Hiking: Trek one of the 75 kilometers of hiking trails in the region's finest forests. Tumbling waterfalls and skipping streams on your journey, which can range from 1 to 9 hours, at your own pace.
Horse Riding: Trek through native forest at your own leisure. Professional guides will select a mount to match any ability and lead you on superb horse trails. 2 person minimum. Private lessons available.
Kayaking: Enjoy a gentle paddle on a Treetops lake, viewing waterfowl, animals and rising trout (compliments of the lodge).
Mountain Biking: For an exhilarating experience, ride over 70 kilometers of private biking tracks, graded according to ability. Take a picnic or day pack and enjoy panoramic scenery, plunging waterfalls and swirling streams. Includes delivery to your door, map, repair kit and biking gear.
Photographic Safari: As fingers of light filter through the forest, meander along endless trails with valley vistas. Marvel at the shimmering water and the iridescent, rare, native birds in flight. Wild animals include majestic red stag, buffalo and the Arapawa ram. Or improve your photography skills with a professional photographic guide pointing you in the right direction (includes equipment).
Sailing: Float peacefully on Lake Reflection on the estate, compliments of Treetops.
Waterfall Walk: Just meters from the lodge, paths diverge into the forest. Pick your way under the shade of dappled, native ferns that tower above and the golden browns, oranges and yellows of the canopy, with luscious, textured mosses underfoot. The rich, earthy smell fills the air, and then stepping over streams, you arrive at the waterfall to be up close and personal with such a force and power, with the soothing healing rejuvenating waters at one's feet, is indeed humbling.
Wild Animal Spotting: Before dusk, ride a buggy and climb numerous tree stands to survey the various wild animals, which inhabit Treetops as they come out to graze (complimentary maps and commentaries available).
Wilderness Fly Fishing: Fish among the most pristine and undisturbed waters in the region. Access by 4WD only. Maximum 2 people per guide Includes picnic hamper, all fishing equipment, licenses, transport and guide. Season in most areas 1 October to 30 April.