Moose Lodge

New Zealand’s most unique & elegant
Lakeside Country Estate

built over a century of history & heritage

An historical estate that continues to give those who visit a sense of understated luxury in its simplicity… a place of respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life, rejuvenating, refreshing and nourishing body and soul.

Authentic personalised service, tailored meals and forgotten dishes, enjoyed in a setting of old-world charm will wind the clock back to a time of nostalgia and reset you.

With a lakefront, forest and a myriad of flora and fauna, a private golf course, mineral baths, private jetty and helipad, the Estate offers everything you will need.

Discover the North Island’s oldest lakeside retreat where you can relax and be treated with all of the care and generosity afforded to royalty… because to us you are.


... make your wedding dreams come true at the most beautiful & elegant lakeside country estate

Experience an estate wedding celebration like no other and fill your special day with boundless joy, meaning, and significance, magnified by the sincere aura of rich heritage and history that permeates Moose Lodge Estate.

Arrive in style by boat or helicopter and step out onto the stunning lakefront of Lake Rotoiti, to the warm welcome of your friends and family. Exchange your vows in our elegant old-world lodge, on the sweeping lawns overlooking the stunning waterfront, or take advantage of the multitude of prime locations on the gorgeous grounds of the Estate. Enjoy a wealth of settings perfect for commemorating your special day and take photos for a lifetime of memories against the backdrop of the sparkling blue waters of the lake, amidst a riot of colour in our sprawling gardens, or surrounded by the seasonal moods reflected in the native bush and gorgeous countryside.

Whatever time of the year, the Estate offers its unique seasonal beauty to enhance the most memorable day of your life.

Imagine making your way up our “mile drive” where the stunning 42  Canadian Maples, displaying full Autumn glory stand sentry to your passage up to the lodge set amongst a riot of more Autumn colours.

In the new season of Spring, be greeted by the freshness and fragrance of bulbs and blooms, all bursting with new life, hope and promise.

Winters on the Estate are always full of cosiness; crackling wood fires, brandy bulb in hand, views of mist rising from the lake are incomparable.

Summer of course is utterly stunning and the lakeside, golf course, the gardens and lawns offer a variety of venues for a magnificent outdoor wedding.

Surrender to the excitement and remove the hassle by preparing for your ceremony within the comfortable confines of the Lodge, where the bridal party can primp and pamper in our Day Spa in the West Wing of the lodge overlooking the lake as the groomsmen mingle and calm nerves in the library and billiards room. Relax and enjoy beverages or snacks as our staff help put you at ease so that you can focus on the joyous approach of your perfect moment.

After the ceremony, celebrate and savour authentic fine dining, feast on high-quality traditional fare, and indulge in spectacular views overlooking the lake. From a casual breakfast, to canapes and pre-dinner drinks, to a full formal dinner and reception we can provide the perfect dining experience to complete your celebration.

Enjoy all of the benefits of a complete wedding experience at Moose Lodge Estate and discover understated luxury and elegance, steeped in history, where you will be treated like royalty. Enquire today about hosting your wedding at Moose Lodge Estate and make your wedding day a magical memory to cherish forever.

GOLF on the Estate

Whether you choose to arrive by boat or by road, you will most certainly enjoy your day on the greens and play a few rounds on our scenic boutique golf course. Test your skill, practice your swing, and up your putting game on the course, designed with green complexes, fairways and course layout familiar to many international courses and experience a golfing adventure you won’t soon forget.

The lake’s major trout spawning stream runs the entire length of this gem of a golf course and rainbow trout can be viewed as you play the course during the spawning season. Enjoy a day out with Nature and the lovely surrounds as you challenge yourself on our greens and fairways, then head back to the Golf Tea Rooms to celebrate your game over beers and food and tell tall golf tales with mates.

With prior arrangements, you may dine at the lodge where you can enjoy a refreshing cocktail with canapes followed by authentic hearty cuisine in the dining room which overlooks the estate grounds and sparkling blue waters of Lake Rotoiti.  You may even book a spa treatment and make it a full day of enjoyment and relaxation.


In the West Wing of the Lodge, adjacent to the indoor mineral bath is our new Day Spa where pampering is the order of the day.  Whether you visit for a simple beauty treatment such as a manicure, pedicure or prefer a full programme, the Day Spa will certainly impress.

Packages are available for you to combine treatments with High Tea, Afternoon Tea or a hot bath in our mineral pools.  You may enjoy this by yourself, your special person or with a group of friends to nourish body and soul.  Check out our Spa packages.

Embracing an era of simple elegance & style


To Moose Lodge from:

CENTRAL ROTORUA: 20 mins / 21km (13 miles)
ROTORUA AIRPORT: 10 mins / 12km (7.5 miles)
AUCKLAND CITY: 3 hours / 236km (147 miles)
AUCKLAND AIRPORT: 2.5 hours / 216km (134 miles)
TAUPO CITY: 1 hour 15 mins / 99km (62 miles)