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.
The most flight options are into Auckland, and guests have an option of connecting to Taupo Airport where they can be picked up, or renting a car. Car rental is easy with an American driver's license, however all traffic drives on the left side of the road.
Direct flights into Auckland from North America are operated by Air New Zealand (from Honolulu, Los Angeles, San Francisco & Vancouver) and Qantas (from Los Angeles). Flights on Air Tahiti Nui and Air Pacific (both from Los Angeles) have mid-Pacific stopovers.
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.