Nicara Lakeside Lodge's Exclusive Itinerary Packages

Combine accommodation at Nicara Lakeside Lodge with one of our range of attractive itinerary packages. Using our extensive local knowledge, we have created these itineraries to help make your travel planning easier and simpler.

These packages are exclusive and only available in conjunction with accommodation stays at Nicara Lodge

Valid for direct bookings only.

Selection of Packages

Senior Citizen Package

  • Two nights for 2 persons including full cooked breakfasts, pre-dinner hors d'oeuvres & wine, all the facilities of the Lodge plus the following specials.
  • Valid for New Zealand or Australian Gold Card holders and any other country’s Senior Citizens Card (must be at least 1 card per couple).
  • Mediterranean meat or fish platter for 2 (one evening meal).
  • Railcruising for 2 for morning departure.
  • Entry to Wingspan, New Zealand’s only falconry. Rapture flights at 2.00pm.


  • 2 persons
  • 2 nights in lakeview room
  • NZ$995
  • Upgrade to lakeside room NZD$120

    Additional nights: Lakeside NZD$450; Lakeview NZD$385

Nature's Thermal Kaleidoscope

  • 3 hour flight departing from the Nicara Lakeside Lodge jetty (or city lakefront). You fly by way of Lake Rotorua, Lake Tarawera and over the summit of Mt Tarawera. You continue south past the Waimangu Volcanic Valley steaming cliffs and hot lakes. Then Waiotapu, home of Thermal Wonderland's valley and the Lady Knox Geyser.
  • Further south, you pass over the Kaingaroa Forest, then over the Aratiatia Rapids, Huka Falls and onto Lake Taupo, the largest lake in New Zealand.
  • Crossing Lake Taupo, you see the volcanoes of Mount Ruapehu, Mount Ngauruhoe and Mount Tongariro. New Zealand’s first National Park, Tongariro.
  • On your return to Nicara Lodge, you fly over the Desert Road and the barren Central Plateau tussock country. For a short time following the Waikato River. As Lake Ohakuri passes below there's the option of landing at Orakei Korako, the Hidden Valley.
  • You continue flying over Lake Ohakuri through to Ngakuru, the centre of the Waikiti Valley. You follow the Hora Hora Bluffs, then admire Rotorua City from above and continuing around the Lake to land back at Nicara Lodge.
  • A bottle of bubbles awaits you at Nicara to unwind, relax and savour the moment of a great journey.


  • Floatplane option
  • Cost per person, minimum of 2 NZ$1595
  • 3rd and 4th passenger per person NZ$400
  • Entrances to Orakei Korako included
  • Accommodation not included

Up Up and Away

Two nights for 2 persons including breakfast and all the facilities of the Lodge plus the following specials.

  • Entry to Wingspan Birds of Prey. Rapture flights at 2pm
  • Floatplane from Nicara Lodge jetty or city lakefront, 30 minutes over the lakes and Mt Tarawera
  • Turn down service
  • Personal photo mounted in presentation folder as a lasting souvenir of your stay


  • 2 persons, 2 nights in lakeside room
  • NZ$1450

Special Occasion, Special Location

For that special occasion, Nicara Lakeside Lodge is the ideal location. Indulge yourself for 2 nights in a lakeside room. Pop a cork, sample hors d'oeuvres and relax. We create lasting memories for
  • Honeymoons
  • Anniversaries
  • Birthdays
  • Engagements
  • Simple 'get aways'

Package includes 2 nights’ lakeside accommodation and full cooked breakfast, a bottle of bubbles,floatplane flight over Rotorua and pick up at Nicara Lodge's jetty or the city lakefron. Plus, pre-dinner hors d'oeuvres, wine and some surprises. Full use of Lodge facilities and kayaks.

Maybe even enjoy a pampering massage in your room (POA).

Dinner is not included but Rotorua offers a choice of 100 restaurants. Or you may prefer to enjoy an elegant Mediterranean platter for 2 at the Lodge (available on request).


  • 2 persons, 2 nights in lakeside room
  • NZ$1450