About Us

A 15 minute scenic drive from Tauranga’s CBD, Eagle Ridge (previously Bella Vista Lodge) sits on 15 acres of secluded country land, perched on the hillside of Ohauiti. The Lodge is a unique venue that boasts breathtaking panoramic views across the city and port to beyond the iconic Mount Maunganui and surrounding ocean waters.

Through the large iron gates and down the long driveway to this exclusive venue, guests are immediately exported to a magical place where they can admire the awe-inspiring views across Tauranga before arriving at the purpose-built 493sqm secure and luxury private events centre. The spacious venue, which hosts up to 250 guests, features natural timber floors, chapel ceilings, full bar, sound system and is adorned by a grand fireplace.

A picturesque walkway from the events centre leads down to the rustic, American-inspired, four bedroom, 579 sqm country Lodge, wrapped by decks and paved patios. On entering this luxury accommodation, guests are immediately greeted by a large sweeping solid rimu staircase separating two formal lounges. The front lounge, which can accommodate functions for up to 50 people, features a large brick fireplace and grand piano next to a dining area, impressive fully equipped kitchen, complete with butler’s pantry, and an antique 1860’s snooker table. Upstairs the master bedroom and ensuite both take pride and place with awe-inspiring rural and ocean vistas across Tauranga to Mount  surMaunganui, the Bay of Plenty and surrounding countries.