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Lakes Lodge: Where angling dreams come true

Okatiana Lakes Lodge

Lakes Lodge is the only accommodation on Lake Okataina, one of New Zealand's top trophy fishing lakes. The lodge is set metres from Lake Okataina regarded as the most scenic lake of all the lakes in the Rotorua region, allowing anglers access to some of the top year round fishing to be had in the Rotorua area. With fishing gear, guides a charter boat and bar and restaurant facilities, Lakes Lodge is an ideal base to explore Lake Okataina as well as the other waters in the Rotorua area.


Nick and Richelle Berryman


692 Lake Okataina Road


Contact details

Phone: +64 7 362 7849

Email: stay@lakeslodge.co.nz

Web: www.lakeslodge.co.nz

Please mention nzfishing.com when you make an enquiry or booking.

Fishing waters

Lake Okataina

Lake Rotoiti

Lake Rotoma

Lake Rotoehu

The Ohau Channel

Lake Rotorua

Plus many other lakes and rivers a short drive from the lodge.


Lakes Lodge is marked on the Lake Okataina maps.

It is located only 18 minutes from Rotorua’s international airport with direct flight from Australia Sydney, great place to base yourself as Rotoiti, Rotorua, Rotoehu, and Rotoma as all these lakes very close drive

Annual fishing competition Lakes Lodge operates an annual fishing competition on the first two days of October each year to mark the opening of the new season. This very popular competition is always well booked in advance with priority being given to lodge guests.
Accommodation options

Lakes Lodge has a range of accommodation options from self catering to fully serviced with all meals.  


Lakeview hotel rooms

  • All rooms have stunning lake views
  • King or super king sized beds
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ensuite bathroom

Wilderness studios

  • Peaceful views of native New Zealand bush
  • Double and a single bed
  • King or super king sized beds
  • Full kitchen facilities
  • Ensuite bathroom

Wilderness family suites

  • Tranquil views of native New Zealand bush
  • One double and three single beds or two double and one single bed
  • Full kitchen facilities
  • Ensuite bathroom

Wilderness suites

  • Two room units offering superb family or group accommodation
  • Super king and two single beds
  • Kitchenette
  • Ensuite bathroom

All rooms are well appointed and very quiet. The only sounds you will hear are from the centuries old native bush with its amazing bird life.

  • Lakeview Restaurant and Bar open by request
    (8-130 guests)
  • Pre-arranged meals provided included breakfasts and dinners
  • Bar with large open fire
  • Wonderful covered BBQ area with pizza oven
  • Fish cleaning facilities
  • Chiller storage for fish
  • Small range of flies and tackle
  • Open grounds that run down to lakes edge
  • Amazing bush walks where you can see centuries old trees, ferns, native birds and glow worms.
Fishing options

Lakes Lodge can provide all your fishing gear, licences (charges apply) and a knowledgeable guide.

Lakes Lodge operates its own 11 metre boat, the MV Waiora for fishing charters, fully equipped to jig, harl, troll and down riggers. It can carry up to 40 people or be used for small groups and families. There are bean bags for the non-anglers to sit on upstairs or in the enclosed lounge area. The boat is also equiped with kitchen facilites, toilet and has BBQ and smoking facilities onboard.

Local attractions and activities

Lake Lodge is located in the most tranquil setting yet is only 25 minutes from Rotorua and a wide range of activities including:

  • Rotorua's thermal wonderland including nearby Hell's Gate
  • River jet boating
  • Natural hot water bathing with spa treatments
  • Maori cultural centres and events
  • Adventure tourim activities such as zorb balling, white water rafting, kayaking, moutain biking etc
  • Great restaurants
Indicative tariff
as at 1 Oct 2014

The following are the GST inclusive rates for 2 adults

Hotel rooms

  • Double NZ$145

Studio unit

  • NZ$155

Wilderness family suite

  • 2 adults: NZ$ 165

Wilderness suite

(Maximum 4 people)

  • 2 adults: NZ$ 185
  • Additional adult: NZ$30 each
  • Additional child NZ$25
Booking and cancellation policy

All bookings must be paid 20 days before arrival.

Cancelling within 30 days icurs a 30% penalty and within 7 days 100%.


From Rotorua Airport
Turn left as you exit the Airport. Travel for about three minutes until you see a major turn on the right on to State Highway 30, signposted Whakatane. Set your trip meter as you turn, and travel exactly 12kms. You will see Lake Okataina Road to your right. Follow this to the end where the lodge is on your right at the lake's edge.

Above: Owner Nick Berryman (foreground) with Doug Stevens from nzfishing.com enjoying an evening's fishing outside the lodge.





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