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

Huka Lodge on the bank's of the mighty Waikato River - image courtesy Huka Retreats

The Lodge - Huka Lodge Taupo

Huka Lodge Taupo is recognized as one of the finest lodges in the world, and has been the recipient of numerous awards.

Open your senses and relax to enjoy the crisp clear air, the chatter of birds, and the wonders of your surroundings, as you take in seventeen acres of perfection by the mighty Waikato River.

A Junior lodge Suite at Huka Lodge Taupo - image courtesy Huka Retreats

Beautiful mature plantings, lovingly cared for, merge faultlessly with the adjoining Wairakei Park Reserve, and create a place of peace and solitude.

Your indulgent surroundings include a tennis court, a heated swimming pool, spa pools, petanque and croquet courts, and an almost endless range of quiet spots for you to just sit back and take in your surroundings.


Huka Lodge Taupo is located around ten minutes drive from the town of Taupo in the central North Island.

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If you have any questions and would like to contact Huka Lodge directly, just complete the contact form and they will be in touch shortly.

Or, if you would rather book now just follow the link to the Huka Lodge page on the respected accommodation site - click HERE.

Read on to learn more about this very special piece of paradise.

Guest Accommodation at Huka Lodge Taupo

Huka Lodge offers you a range of superb suites and two very special cottages from which to choose.

Junior Lodge Suites

Wander from your suite onto the wooden terrace and take in the views of the thundering Waikato River as it rushes by.

Or just laze about on your quality bedding and if you are feeling indigent, perhaps a freshly baked biscuit?

Your spacious bathroom includes a deep bath, luscious towels and heated floors, perfect for kicking the shoes off on those cooler nights.

A spacious dressing room completes the picture and ensures an ideal environment in which to relax and unwind.

Two of the suites at Huka Lodge overlook the Waikato River - image courtesy Huka Retreats

Lodge Suite

Enveloped by serene bush on three sides, the Lodge Suite is a place for you to immerse yourself in the serenity that makes Huka Lodge so special.

Spacious comfortable rooms include a decadent bedroom complete with a super king bed, a dressing area, a lounge area with desk and a luxurious en-suite bathroom. A connecting room features a comfortable lounge and dining area, a gas fire and another elegant bathroom. The second bedroom provides an ideal opportunity for family stays, and the superb vista out onto the Waikato make this an intoxicating place to stay.

Owner's Cottage

The Owner's Cottage provides an opportunity for larger groups (maximum of 8) to experience the luxury, seclusion and peace of Huka Lodge Taupo.

Four superb en suited guest rooms surround the stunning central living area which includes a lounge, dining room, kitchen and den area.

Decorated with many special pieces of furniture and artwork by some of New Zealand's finest artists it's an ideal spot for friends and family to mingle and enjoy the delights of Huka Lodge.

Each guest room features super king beds, comfy chairs, and to top things off, a romantic open fire.

Two of the rooms face the river and two have lovely private court yards.

The cottage grounds also contain one of the lodge's famous outdoor fireplaces.

Your bathrooms feature heated floors, deep baths and showers, soaring ceilings, and lots of light, and each has an adjoining dressing area.

The Den features plush lounge chairs, a computer, TV, DVD player and an open fire. A superbly appointed kitchen is available for your use, or you may choose to dine at the main lodge. The choice is yours.

Outdoors, extensive decking leads to the infinity pool. Take a dip or relax in the heated spa. Or just laze around on the plentiful outdoor furniture.

The beautiful Infinity Pool at the Owners Cottage, Huka Lodge - image courtesy Huka Retreats

The Alan Pye Cottage

Beautifully located and surrounded by rolling lawns, the Alan Pye Cottage is a very special place to kick back and enjoy the serenity that surrounds you.

In the distance the thundering Huka Falls echo through the gorge, whilst all around, native birds dance and sing.

Built to reflect the style of an era gone by, the cottage has been meticulously crafted with a range of weathered, substantial materials, featuring stone and wood.

Antiques and Maori artefacts decorate the cottage and a sense of space is enhanced by towering ceilings and a subdued, welcoming color palette.

The spacious living room features an open fireplace and floor to ceiling doors at either end. These lead to the infinity pool and river at one end, and to the garden and stunning outdoor pavilion at the other.

Each of the two large suites feature fireplaces, beautiful en suite bathrooms, and separate dressing areas.

Choose to use the fully equipped kitchen or wander over to the main lodge to dine.

Tucked away is a study with it's own bathroom, desk, TV and sound system.

An outdoor spa, pavilion, and fireplace complete this haven.

Dining and Cuisine at Huka Lodge Taupo

New Zealand has long had a reputation as a fine dining destination, and Huka Lodge builds on that reputation with a selection of cuisine and beverages that will have you eagerly awaiting your next stay.

Breakfast dining on the main terrace - pic courtesy Huka Retreats

Over the years Huka Lodge has been fortunate to have had many outstanding chefs, preparing superb food for its guests.

This tradition of generous and fine hospitality is an intrinsic part of their culture, and is just one of the reasons why Huka Lodge is so highly regarded.

Focusing on the best local produce available, dining here is an unforgettable experience.

With a choice of over twenty dining locations, you will find the perfect spot to relax and enjoy the wonderful bounty on offer.

Perhaps dine in the main lodge, or retreat to the privacy of an outdoor fireplace. Dine on the Front Terrace and take in the views of Huka Falls, or relax on the Jetty Pavilion and be charmed by the dark waters of the Waikato.

Choosing where to dine is part of the charm of Huka Lodge Taupo.


As one of the most recognizable 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.

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.


Since 1984 Huka Lodge has consistently rated among the best lodges in the World.

The stunning Owner's Cottage at Huka Lodge - image courtesy Huka Retreats

The property has received recognition for design & ambience, service, cuisine, value for money and location to name a few.

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.

Some of the more recent awards received include the 2010 Tatler Enduring Excellence Award, Andrew Harper's The Top 20 Hideaways in the World in 2017, Conde Nast Readers Travel Awards 2017 Winner, Favorite Overseas Holiday Hotel, Australasia and the South Pacific, Travel + Leisure Magazines No. 1 in the Best Hotels category 2007 for Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific.

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

Over the years, Huka Lodge has welcomed some of the World's most prominent people.

Here's a snapshot:

The Alan Pye Cottage Outdoor Pavilion at Huka Lodge - pic courtesy Huka Retreats

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.

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