One of the world’s most revered and inspirational luxury accommodations, Huka Lodge is set among established gardens along the banks of the surging Waikato River near Lake Taupō on New Zealand’s North Island.
Huka Lodge has secured its place as one of the country’s oldest and celebrated luxury lodge with an impressive heritage, welcoming some of the world’s most influential guests to the region.
Bordered by rolling green lawns along the banks of the Waikato River and just upstream from the dramatic Huka Falls, Huka Lodge is regarded as the founder of luxury lodges.
Twenty Junior Lodge guest suites and two exclusive multi-bedroom owners’ residences, the Alan Pye and Alex van Heeren Cottages, dot the 17-acre Huka Lodge parkland, each privately set and opening onto verdant views of the gardens and beyond to the flowing, deep turquoise Waikato River.
Taupō is located roughly in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island, around 3.5 hours’ drive
A variety of transfers are available for guests arriving at Huka Lodge, from
helicopters to private transfers from a range of departure ports.
The lodge operates complimentary airport transfers connecting with scheduled flights
to and from Taupō Airport shared with fellow.
Showcasing New Zealand’s finest, often sustainably produced
ingredients and complemented by a magnificent selection of wine, the menus at Huka Lodge
are daily changing and reflect the seasons and the environment outdoors.
Dining at Huka Lodge is at the heart of the tradition of generous hospitality for which the lodge is world-renowned.
For nearly a century, the kitchen at Huka Lodge has delighted guests who first came to catch
trout in the luminescent blue-green Waikato River. Guests now come from around the world
to experience the culinary legacy led by Chef Paul Froggatt.
With his classical European training, the UK-born connoisseur brings a refreshing blend of tradition and locally produced organic, free-range, natural ingredients to its daily-changing menus. Paul chooses to work with premium New Zealand producers who share the Huka Lodge commitment to sustainability.
Reception and boutique, wireless internet, daily laundry and dry cleaning service (charges
apply). All major credit cards are accepted at Huka Lodge.
Designed to welcome the natural beauty of the landscape inside, the open-plan lounge offers guests a serene place to contemplate the ever-changing waterway, with French doors opening onto outdoor terraces and rolling green lawns.
The Junior Lodge Suites at Huka Lodge each open on to the Waikato River and are designed to offer personalised luxury and a harmonious flow with the spectacular natural landscape outside.
The following upgrades can be quoted on request:
A magnificent lounge room features vaulted ceilings with skylights, a wood-burning fireplace, luxuriously inviting sofas and lounge chairs accented with down-filled pillows.
The two-bedroom owner’s residence, the Alan Pye Cottage makes the most of its superb location, set above lush rolling green lawns and manicured gardens on the banks of the Waikato River.
Set on a sunny private bluff on the banks of the Waikato River, the four-bedroom Alex van Heeren Cottage offers a secluded retreat with views downstream towards the thundering Huka Falls.
Generous lounging and dining rooms open on both sides with floor-to-ceiling glass doors onto the terrace and private garden courtyard, creating a large, open plan in and outdoor living area.
All prices are per person twin share and unless otherwise stated, are in Australian dollars, are correct at the time of publication and subject to change without notice. For room upgrades, additional nights or guest pricing please contact us.
Additional nights can be added at a discount rate form $1240 per person/night, saving $140 per person/night.
Additional adults and children over 5 years can be added from $2100 person/night.
Free cancellation up until one month of travel. For cancellations within one month of arrival all monies will be forfeited. No refund can be given in the event of non-arrival, any unused services or unused nights due to flight and/or weather disruption.