Huka Lodge

A rich landscape of lakes, forests, waterfalls and mountains forms a stunning backdrop to this iconic New Zealand retreat, which has been delivering an extraordinary hospitality experience to the world’s most discerning travellers, since 1924.

Huka Lodge has long been considered one of the top retreats in the world, with an extensive and continuous list of prestigious awards bearing testament to this. Nestling within a riverside location of great natural beauty, guests find true relaxation and inner peace as the real world is left behind. Nurtured by gourmet food, fine wine and attentive service guests luxuriate within the privacy of 17-acres of manicured grounds, within a Garden of National Significance. With over 20 unique and deliberately romantic venues available for private dining, guests are spoilt for choice and every last detail is considered for their comfort.

The charming Irishman Alan Pye founded Huka Lodge during the 1920s and it quickly established a reputation for the generous nature and style of its hospitality. This fine tradition continues to this very day with Huka Lodge still finding favour with the world’s most discerning travellers. Guests are made to feel very relaxed and within a ‘home away from home’ while staying at the Lodge, with service being both solicitous and anticipatory in nature. There is a strong desire to ensure that guests have a wonderful time during their stay at this iconic property.

Lodge Facilities:

  • Helipad
  • Spa Pool
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis court
  • Walking trails
  • Wi-Fi access


Huka Lodge offers just 25 rooms including 18 Junior Lodge Suites, one double Lodge suite, the four-suite Owner’s Cottage and the two-suite Alan Pye Cottage. The suites all enjoy uninterrupted views of the deep turquoise green waters of the Waikato River and offer every comfort from feather pillows and homemade biscuits to magnificent bathrooms with underfloor heating and generous dressing rooms. Tennis court, swimming and spa pools, petanque and croquet are also located within the grounds. In-room massages and spa treatments are also on offer.

Local Experiences

Though many guests never choose to leave the park-like grounds, those that seek adventure beyond the gates are rarely disappointed. Panoramic scenery provides a backdrop to wonderful golf courses, aquatic adventures on Lake Taupo, including every possibility of landing a trophy-size rainbow trout, kayaking, rafting, hiking, horse riding, mountain biking and many other recreational pursuits. A welcome return to the Lodge brings blazing log fires, tales of the day and much conviviality as the day extends into an evening punctuated with superb food and wine and the absolute style so synonymous with Huka Lodge.

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Your Hosts

Kerry Molloy


Huka Falls Road
Taupo 3351
New Zealand
Tel: +64 (0)7 378 5791
Fax: +64 (0)7 378 0427

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