The Home of Dedicated Hospitality Our new home grown Herbal Mint Tea Selection is now available for restaurant and in house guests. Fantail Lodge is widely considered to be one of New Zealand s finest lodges. A country Estate with a working orchard and a luxury lodge in tranquil country settings where service exquisite cuisine and the art of hosting are carefully blended into a culture of sincere dedication towards the well-being of our guests. The luxury lodge is set amid 40 acres of gardens rocky creeks and subtropical plantations. Fantail Lodge blends nature s tranquillity with an inspiration for true class. Fantail Lodge Garden Estate has its own restaurant Chapeau catering mainly for house guests but for local diners and special occasions - on a pre-booked basis. The lodge s restaurant is among the leading provincial restaurants near Tauranga Wahi Beach and Mount Maunganui owner Harrie Geraerts often giving the finishing touch to the creations himself. Harrie Geraerts uncompromising commitment to five-star service and fine cuisine receives ongoing rewards. We cater for houseguests private dinner functions small and large special occasions and celebrations. The accredited Fantail team welcomes special requests and with notice nothing is impossible.