Getting Here

Getting Here

Rata Maire is located on the North Island of New Zealand. Being in the southern hemisphere, the hunting seasons are reversed to those of North America and Europe.

Rata Maire Lodge is located near the three central North Island mountains, a short distance from Taupo and Middle Earth

Getting to Rata Maire is an easy direct flight from Los Angeles or San Francisco on Air New Zealand. Several other airlines offer multiple daily flights into Auckland including Qantas Airways, Air Tahiti Nui and Hawaiian Airlines.

Then there are shuttle flights from Auckland to Taupo where you can be picked up.

Take Note

When entering New Zealand, be aware that any fresh fruits, vegetables or meat will be confiscated. Also, a ban of foreign soil is in effect, so please make sure your footwear is clean before entering the country.

Driving Here

A great number of guests rent a car in Auckland, drive around the parking lot a few times to get used to sitting in the right side of the car and driving on the left-hand side of the road.

With driving practice complete, take off down Highway 1 to Taumarunui where you are met and led on to the ranch. Guests who rent a car enjoyed the freedom to take day trips to other parts of the island which further enhances the trip.