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Huka Falls Rd, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
07-378 5791
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
SPECTACULAR Experience

Just a few miles outside the city of Taupo, Huka Lodge is nestled in a Scenic setting--huge old trees provide a lush green atmosphere and lots of shade plus it is on the banks of Waikato River, New Zealand's longest river. It is beautiful to look out windows of the LODGE and about 20 COTTAGES and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Candace B
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Bay City, Texas
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Bay City, Texas
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a few miles outside the city of Taupo, Huka Lodge is nestled in a Scenic setting--huge old trees provide a lush green atmosphere and lots of shade plus it is on the banks of Waikato River, New Zealand's longest river. It is beautiful to look out windows of the LODGE and about 20 COTTAGES and see the swirling fast... More 

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Thank Candace B
London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Huka is known for its peace and seclusion, gorgious setting off the Waikato River, luxuriously-appointed suite rooms all with a river view, and excellent cooking (breakfast and a 5-course dinner are included). It is extremely pricey but if you can treat yourself to this wonderful place, they have packages. The service is of top quality and the staff very friendly.... More 

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Thank Alexandra S
Newcastle, Australia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

An absolutely gorgeous experience! but....try to dine in one of their special rooms with the one you love only. We made the mistake of agreeing to dine in a room with others;the conversational "space" was totally dominated by a family of LOUD Americans which totally detracted with what should have been an incredibly enjoyable meal. Also be advised to place... More 

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Thank DiscerningJo
new zealand
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426 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Had an amazing two nights at Huka Lodge. We were able to get a great rate for a Winter package in the Alan Pye cottage, What a fantastic weekend, great company, great food, great wine and a fabulous location. Although some people believe they should only go in the high season, what a better time to sit round a warm... More 

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Thank thesmdm
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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112 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

We had lunch here with another couple and consider it one of the most lovely restaurants we have ever visited. The food and service were fantastic matched only by the beautiful surroundings. For a special occasion or in fact any occasion you want a memorable venue this is it. We spent a whole afternoon in the Lodge and walking the... More 

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Thank SARAHBRIDGET
morzine
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We loved his personal and highly attentive service, including his expert advice on Chess. Every need was anticipated by all staff, the grounds were perfect and the food variety and wine selection first class.

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Thank MorzinePrintemps
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

We decided to swing by as the reviews on Tripadvisor are great and were looking for a place with a fire place. So at 6pm we arrived and the first thing we noticed was the smell of the gas fire place. Furthermore the ambiance of the restaurant was not cosy. It was not inviting us to stay and have a... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

From the warm greeting at the door to the chat with the GM of the hotel, service cannot be faulted. Delicious food was served discretely and recommendations from waiting staff appreciated. I cannot fault this restaurant.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Visited the Lodge for dinner after a 4 hour drive Speechless... Excellent & unsurpassed hospitality by both the management and staff. Extraordinary surroundings , dinner by the fire... NZ you have one of the finest lodges in the world, well done to all associated with this remarkable jewel We will be back for the total experience

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1 Thank Lallit R
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

The whole experience with Huka Lodge restaurant has been perfection starting from the beginning to the end. I wrote to them prior to make reservation for casual lunch knowing it's going to be a public holiday weekend, the emails were warm and welcoming, and I was truly happy when they replied they could accomodate us! The lodge itself is private... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Huka Falls Rd, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: 07-378 5791

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