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Huka Lodge

Taupo, New Zealand

Experiences – Romantic Escapes, Cultural Journeys

Getaway Experiences
  • The Huka Experience: a combination of a scenic helicopter flight over the magnificent Kaimanawa Ranges, the World Heritage site of Tongariro National Park and a scenic boat cruise on Lake Taupo, New Zealand’s largest lake
  • White or Black water rafting 
  • Fishing for the finest Rainbow and Brown trout in the world 
  • Tandem Skydiving, Jet Boating, Water Skiing 
  • View geothermal activity in and around Taupo
  • Soak in the hot pool  or enjoy a game of tennis 
  • Relax, indulge and rejuvenate in stunning surroundings
  • A picture perfect setting on the banks of the Waikato River  
  • A unique destination for a wedding celebration or a honeymoon 
  • Superb wines in the onsite wine cellar
  • Luxurious accommodation with panoramic views
  • Overview
  • Rooms
  • Services & Amenities
  • Tariffs & Packages
huka lodge

Sought by the world’s most discerning travellers and rated as one of the world’s top retreats, this heritage 1920s hotel was founded as a simple fishing lodge. Sitting on the banks of the Waikato River and the lodge is surrounded by stunning natural beauty and a feeling of tranquility and pure luxury. It is home to some of the most sought-after Rainbow trout in the world making it a top angling destination as well as an adventurous gourmet getaway, offering al fresco dining under the stars.  The rich warm floors and antique country furniture of the main lodge are designed to reflect the richness of Huka Lodge's surroundings. The intense deep greens and blues echo the forests and river, and the touches of red mirror southern sunsets.


Huka Lodge is located in Taupo, in the central North Island of New Zealand. It is a 3-4 hour drive from Auckland, 4.5 hours from Wellington and 1-hour from Rotorua. 


Within 17-acres of magnificent manicured grounds, the Huka Lodge has just 25 rooms. These comprise 18 Junior Lodge Suites, one Lodge Suite and the two exclusive Huka Lodge Cottages. The Owner’s Cottage provides secluded accommodation for a maximum of eight guests and the superb Alan Pye Cottage has two bedrooms for four guests.

  • Junior Lodge Suites

    Designed to allow the beauty of the landscape to dominate while providing soft light, these suites are harmonious and spacious. The suite has king beds and a lounge area. It also has a large walk through dressing room as well as a beautifully detailed ensuite bathroom including bath, shower, twin basins and under-floor heating. Mini-bar and tea and coffee facilities are also available. French doors open out to an outdoor wooden deck at the front of each Lodge Room with views across the lawn to the deep turquoise green waters of the Waikato river.

  • Lodge Suite

    The 2 bedroom Lodge Suite consists of light, spacious, comfortable and cosy room containing a Super King bed and a lounge area with a cozy gas fireplace. There is a large walk through dressing room as well as a beautifully detailed ensuite bathroom including bath, shower, twin basins and under-floor heating. Mini-bar and tea and coffee facilities are also available. There is also another connecting room containing a well-appointed lounge with dining area. Both rooms that comprise this suite enjoy French doors that open out to an outdoor wooden deck at the front of each Lodge Room with views of the river.

  • Owners Cottage

    The Owner’s Cottage at Huka Lodge sits on an elevated and sunny promontory above the spectacular Waikato River, within the grounds. Virtually completely hidden from view, this secluded hideaway enjoys stunning views downstream to the mighty Huka Falls. There are four superbly decorated spacious bedrooms all with super King-size beds, magnificent ensuite bathrooms and generous walk-through dressing rooms. Two of the rooms face the river while the other two enjoy a beautiful private courtyard garden aspect featuring an outdoor fireplace. The colour palette is deliberately muted with elegant use of soft cream and caramel hues for the walls and bleached oak wooden parquet floors throughout. The cottage has a central open-plan living room, a dining area comprising the heart of the Cottage with a magnificent stone fireplace and a den with computer, plasma flat screen television and DVD player. A well-equipped kitchen is set up for a personal chef. The beautifully manicured grounds of The Owner’s Cottage also feature a private heated Spa Pool overlooking the Waikato River.

  • Alan Pye Cottage

    Named after the charming Irishman who established Huka Lodge, the Cottage takes every advantage of a superb location and sits above lush rolling green lawns and manicured gardens on the banks of the Waikato River.  The cottage draws on architectural elements from the 1920s and 1930s with strong reference to the sophisticated elegance of the English Arts & Crafts movement. The Cottage boasts two large and stylishly appointed bedrooms, with fireplaces, en suite bathrooms and generous walk-through dressing rooms. Both bedrooms are superbly decorated and offer a highly considered level of comfort. A magnificent and decadent open plan living room featuring a very high ceiling, with an open fireplace and dining taking place within. Tall glass doors on both sides of the room face the river on one side and the enclosed courtyard garden and outdoor pavilion on the other. The bathrooms are beautifully appointed with twin basins, deep baths, separate showers and heated towel rails. A well-equipped kitchen is set up for a personal chef – guests may choose to stay in or to wander over to the main Lodge and dine there. A study is tucked away with desk, plasma flat screen television and sound system. A heated infinity-style swimming pool and a separate private spa pool have been integrated into the outdoor landscape.

Services & Amenities

  • A range of dining options - at a private table under the stars,  dining in the wine cellar or on the beautiful terrace with river views 
  • Superb New Zealand cuisine prepared with fresh local produce 
  • A beautiful wine cellar which houses some of New Zealand’s finest wines 
  • A venue for weddings or corporate events 
  • A hot Pool 
  • Tennis courts 
  • Beautiful manicured gardens on the Huka Lodge estate 

Tariffs & Packages

Estimated Average Price: NZD 1205 per night

Four for Three - Stay 4 nights at the Huka Lodge and pay for 3. 

Validity: 31 August 2016
Terms & Conditions:
  • The estimated average price listed is for the base category room and is only indicative and may /may not include taxes. Please speak to or mail our luxury travel consultants with your dates of travel or fill out our enquiry form and we will revert with the best currently available price / offer for the chosen room category
  • The exclusive and/or special offers, if listed, are subject to availability and can be withdrawn without prior notice. Proof of eligibility maybe required to avail of some types of special offers (eg: honeymoon offers)
  • The booking, payment and cancellation policies of the hotel/s will apply and our luxury travel consultants will advice you of the same at the time of reservation
  • Check in time for most hotels worldwide is 1400 hrs and check out time is 1200 hrs. Early check in will be on request and is subject to availability
  • We do not levy any booking fees or service charges