Huka Lodge Taupo is one of the world's finest and offers the discerning traveller an unrivalled combination of luxury, service and amenities.

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What a setting Huka Lodge!

The Lodge - Huka Lodge Taupo

Experience crisp clear air, birdsong, dew on the forest floor, 17-acres of perfect

Huka Lodge garden

peace and quiet and attentiveness to your needs as palpable as the force of the mighty river itself.

The Lodge grounds are extensively planted and blend seamlessly into the bordering Wairakei Park Reserve beyond. Lovingly nurtured and manicured, they enclose a tennis court, a heated swimming pool, spa pools, petanque and croquet courts as well as many a quiet secluded corner to contemplate nature at its most bountiful and generous.

Guest Accommodation at Huka Lodge Taupo

Within 17-acres of magnificent manicured grounds, nestled along the banks

The luxurious bedroom in the Alan Pye Cottage at Huka Lodge

of the Waikato River, accommodation is available within just 25 rooms.These comprise 18 Lodge Rooms, one suite and the two exclusive Huka Lodge Cottages. The Owner’s Cottage provides secluded accommodation for a maximum of eight guests within four bedrooms and the superb new Alan Pye Cottage has two bedrooms for four guests.

Dining and Cuisine at Huka Lodge Taupo

Cuisine continues to define the iconic nature of the hospitality experience at Huka Lodge. Over the years Huka Lodge has been fortunate to have had

The wine cellar at Huka Lodge

many outstanding chefs, cooking superb food for its guests. The tradition of generous and fine hospitality is deeply embedded within the Huka Lodge philosophy and the quality of this bears testament to our commitment.


As one of the most recognisable of all New Zealand luxury lodges, we work hard to ensure that your stay with us meets your needs. Working with carefully chosen operators we have selected a range of activities that we hope will enhance your stay and add to your enjoyment of Huka Lodge and its beautiful surroundings.

Huka Lodge chopper on White Island

You may like to have a relaxing massage or beauty treatment in the comfort of your room. Or perhaps a game of golf at either the Wairakei International Golf Course, or the Jack Nicklaus designed Kinloch Signature Golf Course. Both are close by.

There are many other activities available such as hunting trips, helicopter flights, horse riding, fishing, jet boating, skydiving, kayaking, white water rafting, and hiking, to name a few.

We will do our best to make sure that your stay is complemented by a select range of activities to suit your individual preferences.


Huka Lodge has consistently been ranked amongst the best for the Australasian region and for the world since 1984. The property has

Some of Huka's many awards

received recognition for design & ambience, service, cuisine, value for money and location amongst other categories. Twenty five years of excellence sees this iconic property continuing to find more ways to re-define its hospitality and enhance the quality of experience for its guests.

If you want to experience the best of what New Zealand luxury lodges have to offer, Huka Lodge provides the perfect venue.

Famous Guests at Huka Lodge Taupo-a Selection

H.M. Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands,H.R.H. Prince Willem-Alexander CrownPrince of The Netherlands &H.R.H. Princess Maxima,H.M. Queen Elizabeth II,H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh,H.R.H. The Prince Edward,H.R.H. Katherine The Duchess of Kent,Prince Guillaume de Luxembourg,Princess Sibilla de Luxembourg,H.R.H. King Albert of Belgium,Prince & Duke Pierre d’Arenberg,Princess Silvia d’Arenberg,H.R.H Queen Margrethe of Denmark,H.R.H. Prince Henrik of Denmark,Lord Lichfield,Lady Henrietta Spencer Churchill,H.R.H. Sultan Mahmud Ismail Terengganu,

Mary Robinson,Don McKinnon,Bill Gates,Rupert Murdoch,Tony O’Reilly,General Westmoreland,Dick Cheney,Sir Edmund Hillary,Sir Peter Blake,Dean Barker,Dennis Connor,Russell Coutts,Lee Hart,Billy Connolly,Barry Humphries,John Cleese,Joan Collins,Michael Douglas,Billy Crystal,Donald Sutherland,Michael Palin,

Larry Hagman,Lee Majors,John Johnson,Kate Ford,Zoe Naylor,Kate Winslet,Robin Williams,Barbra Streisand,Diana Ross,James Brolin,Michael Crawford,Pink Floyd,Rod Stewart,Sarah Brightman,Nigel Mansel,Sir Bob Charles,Robert Trent Jones,Rachel Hunter,Karen Walker.

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Huka Lodge Taupo is located in the Taupo region on New Zealand's North Island. To find out more about the region click here.