This quiet oasis will both surprise and delight you. Creel Lodge is just four 1/2 hours drive from both Auckland and Wellington, and just 90 minutes from Waitomo and Rotorua. Set in three acres of established grounds with it's own private access to the famous Tongariro River, featured in Zane Grays - 1920s novel Anglers Aldorado. The Lonely Planet lists Creel Lodge as the Place to stay. A welcome stop for the weary traveller, a paradise for fisher folk and a great place to stay if you are doing the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, which is now listed as the best one day walk in New Zealand. Creel Lodge is the haunt of many from all over the planet, once discovered you will return again to both renew and make new memories of this lovely lodge.