Our luxury lodge is ideally located in the Bay of Plenty, 20 minutes’ drive from central Tauranga and just over 2 hours from Auckland Airport. We have many iconic New Zealand attractions within reach - from the Coromandel, famous for its coastal scenery and rich history, to the thermal wonderland of Rotorua, Lake Taupo and the dramatic Huka Falls, or the home of the Hobbit movie set in Matamata.
Closer to home are the cafes and shops of Tauranga City and Mt Maunganui, an extinct volcanic cone that gives the neighbouring beach and town its name. The Mount dominates the surrounding landscape and is a hugely popular place to walk with absolutely stunning views from the summit, 360 degrees.
The Bay of Plenty region is particularly popular for the accessibility and range of beach and water based activities, glorious walks, arts and crafts, and artisan food producers - all easily reached from the French Country House.