Passionate naturalist John Sax realized a lifelong dream with the opening of Treeptops Lodge & Estate, nestled in 2,500 acres of 800-year-old native forest in Rotorua, the Maori heartland and trout fishing capital of the world. It’s a breathtaking sanctuary and serves up a uniquely New Zealand experience. The lodge’s elegant, ecology-inspired architectural style is derived from the country’s pioneering past. Grand timber and stone finishes echo the natural beauty and simplicity of the great outdoors. Indeed, seven streams, four lakes, on-site trout fishing, and over 40 miles of adventure trails await for Treetops guests ready to embrace nature. The lodge also offers engaging family experiences including photography safaris, helicopter tours, geocaching hunts, luxury treks and visits to spectacular waterfalls.