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Huka Falls Road PO Box 95, Taupo 3351 New Zealand
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#7 of 50 B&Bs / Inns in Taupo
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Huka Lodge is New Zealand’s oldest and most celebrated luxury lodge. Set on the lush green banks of Taupo’s Waikato River, just upstream from the dramatic Huka Falls it’s easy for guests to become mesmerised by the ever-changing waterway; one moment lazy and deep, the next swirling and icy blue. Unforgettable dining champions the best local produce whilst regal suites woo with king beds and palatial baths combine with serene riverside views to create an arresting sense of place. The Taupo countryside is perfect for wilderness walks, luxurious Lake Taupo cruising, trout and fly fishing and scenic helicopter jaunts. Back at the lodge, there’s time to unwind and read a book, sip on cool drinks and take dips in the heated pool. Private dining in charming outdoor alcoves framed with topiary hedges or in the subterranean wine cellar is an unforgettable experience - always with the rumbling of the rapids in the background.
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Richar64 wrote a review May 2021
219 contributions139 helpful votes
Excellent accommodation, with each of the junior suites a separate building, with a view of the river flowing down towards the falls. Staff very friendly, helpful and efficient. Food top quality. We had breakfast, lunch, pre dinner canapes and a 5 course degustation dinner included in our tariff but only had lunch once because we weren’t hungry. The room had fruit, nuts and chocolate, all of which were included. Pre dinner drinks were included, with an excellent selection of high quality wines. Alcohol with meals was an extra cost. Grounds superb and really peaceful setting. A ten minute walk to Huka Falls. You need a car to tour around. Highly recommended place.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Tash Little-Weastell, Sales at Huka Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Richar64 for your glowing endorsement of Huka Lodge! Creating an experience that is completely seamless and unforgettable in every way is exactly what we strive for and we couldn't do it without our dedicated team who go above and beyond. We hope to see you again sometime! Nga Mihi Team Huka Lodge
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astropig wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland, New Zealand612 contributions266 helpful votes
Did not disappoint. Just a beautiful setting, lodgings and staff. We had 3 nights and had such a lovely time and were looked after so well. Just a small problem with the menu. We found a lot of the flavours not harmonious - in a bad way. I guess you could say it was uncomfortable food. In a lodge next to a trout stream within a few clicks of deer shooting country maybe more rustic would be better. Perhaps since Kiwis are not the target market. There are far better 5 star five dining menus in Auckland for a fraction of the cost. And what is it with the minimalist ‘canapés? Too much Fat texture and Unami I think. They look beautiful next to your cocktail but best left on the plate. Oh and the lunch time fondant was divine .... every day :)
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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hokimai wrote a review Dec 2020
Tauranga382 contributions52 helpful votes
This is hands down, one of the most amazing places, we've ever stayed at. The surroundings, the people, food are all first class. As soon as you arrive you are warmly greeted with champagne & shown around. Although a high class lodge, it has a very relaxed feel & you can wear smart casual clothing & feel comfortable We can't wait to return, this time for the weekend!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
Nzattitude wrote a review Nov 2020
Auckland, New Zealand289 contributions108 helpful votes
We had a wonderful two nights at Huka Lodge recently. It is beautifully located, nestling beside the Waikato just above the impressive Huka Falls. The room was stunning, comfortable and stylish. The food world class.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
255106Kim wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand44 contributions16 helpful votes
Stayed 2 nights here over Labour weekend. Has been on our list for a long time, and the opportunity arose when the Border closure meant access for Kiwi's was a little easier. A sensational 2 days fro the moment we arrived. Have never experienced service like it. The Lodge was full for the weekend...full of a wide range of NZérs enjoying their own backyard, and it was great to chat in the Lounge around the fire after what were 2 nights of amazing culinary excellence. Cottages are awesome, right on the river, and we've never heard the "Birdsong"like it at sunrise each morning. There were so many extra touches, each one shows why they are consistently in the Top 10 Lodges in the World. Wow...we need to get back there
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Date of stay: October 2020
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$1,238 - $2,376 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Huka Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Huka Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Huka Falls tracks (0.3 miles), Lake Taupo (2.7 miles), and Formula Challenge Racing (2.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Huka Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Huka Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Huka Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Huka Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Malabar Indian Restaurant & Bar (Nepalese & Indian Cuisine), Incredible India Restaurant and Bar, and Suncourt Indian.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Huka Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Huka Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Huka Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Huka Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Huka Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Huka Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.