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Long regarded as 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 Taupo on New Zealand’s North Island. With humble beginnings nearly a century ago as a fishermen’s camp made famous for its trout-rich waters and featuring white canvas tents along the river’s edge, today Huka Lodge has secured its place as one of the country’s oldest and celebrated luxury lodge with an impressive heritage.
This luxury lodge is timeless in design, with myriad thoughtful details combining to create a genuinely warm welcome to deliver an unforgettable experience. Guest itineraries are designed to offer the most from each stay, creating a personal, lasting connection with the destination.
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.
Lake Taupo, New Zealand:
The ever-changing Waikato River and broader Lake Taupo region provide a magnificent natural setting for Huka Lodge. Taupo is found on the central plateau of New Zealand’s North Island, distinguished by its vast lake and endowed with a gentle climate, a leisurely pace and spectacular landscape. Formed from an ancient volcanic caldera, Lake Taupo’s vast waters spill into the thundering Huka Falls. Snow-capped mountain peaks, rolling pastures of golden grasses, lush green wilderness and the clear waters of lakes, rivers and streams offer a calming and rewarding vista from every turn.
Just downstream from Huka Lodge, the calmly flowing Waikato River gains momentum as it heads towards a natural channel before plunging eleven metres in an icy blue churn along a graduated waterfall, Huka Falls.
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At Huka Lodge it is offered both private and casual dining options with first-hand access to the veritable food bowl of premium, sustainable ingredients. There are Mahurangi Oysters from Auckland and freshly picked fruit and vegetables.
An open bar stocked with premium liqueurs, spirits and hot beverages is open for the guests, as well as the Wine Cellar, which is worderful for special or private occasion dinners.
Guests can enjoy a selection of private beauty and relaxation treatments provided by qualified therapist. Manicures, pedicures and eye treatments including brow and lash shaping are on offer, and in-suite hairdressing services are also on the menu.
Also, transfers from Taupo Airport are included.
What to do and see at Huka Lodge
The lodge counts with twenty Suites and two exclusive owners’ residences
Guest suites and private residences at Huka Lodge offer a style of regal luxury fit for the Queen, with opulent appointments, rich furnishings, deep baths and premium linens while generous verandas open on to rolling green lawns.
- Junior Lodge Suites: True retreats in every sense, 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.
- Alan Pye Cottage: The two-bedroom owner's residence makes the most of its superb location, set above lush rolling green lawns and manicured gardens on the banks of the Waikato River.
- Alex Van Heeren Cottage: Set on a sunny private bluff on the banks of the Waikato River, the four-bedroom cottage offers a secluded retreat with views downstream towards the thundering Huka Falls.