Huka Lodge, one of New Zealand's premier luxury lodges, is set on the banks of the Waikato River near mighty Huka Falls and Lake Taupō


Long regarded as one of the world’s most celebrated luxury lodges, Huka Lodge is set among established gardens along the banks of the surging Waikato River near impressive Huka Falls and Lake Taupō on New Zealand’s North Island. Twenty guest suites along with two exclusive owners' residences, the Alan Pye Cottage and Alex van Heeren Cottage, are dotted along the banks of the river. The food and wine experience at Huka Lodge is exceptional, with the menu changing daily and based on local sustainably sourced produce reflecting the seasons.

Huka Lodge aerial Waikato River
NZ journey, Jetty Pavilion at Huka Lodge, Taupo
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What's Included
  • Full country breakfast
  • Pre-dinner drinks and canapés
  • Gourmet five-course dinner with daily changing menu
  • Return Taupō Airport transfers included with your journey
  • Includes 15% NZ GST
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Location & Access

Located in Taupo on New Zealand's North Island. Access from Auckland (three hours drive north) or fly direct to Taupo Airport

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What You Need to Know
Best Room

Alex Van Heeren Cottage for its heated plunge pool & 364 sqm of space

Suitable For

Couples & families (groups of up to eight in the Alex Van Heeren Cottage)

Best Nearby Walk

Tongariro Alpine Crossing or trails around Lake Taupo

Best Nearby Park

Spa Park (follow the trail to Huka Falls) and Tongariro National Park

Best Food & Wine Experience

Private destination dining at Huka Lodge - we love the Jetty Pavilion

Best Place for Relaxation

Taupo's thermal pools



Note: Huka Lodge will be closed for refurbishments from 30 April to 30 November 2024 inclusive

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How do I get to Huka Lodge?

Huka Lodge is located in Taupo in the North Island of New Zealand and is best accessed by car or air from Auckland or Taupo.

What is the minimum age to stay at Huka Lodge?

Huka Lodge welcomes children over the age of 10 years.

What is the check-in time and check-out time at Huka Lodge?

The check-in time at Huka Lodge is from 14:00 pm, and the check-out time at Huka Lodge is 11:00 am.

What room types can I book at Huka Lodge?

The Huka Lodge rooms include Junior Lodge Suites and two owner's cottages named the Alan Pye Cottage and Alex Van Heeran Cottage.

When is the best time to hike Tongariro Alpine Crossing?

This trail can be hiked at any time of year however the most stable weather conditions are during summer.

What weather should I expect in New Zealand’s North Island?

The weather in New Zealand's North Island is sub-tropical.