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Huka Lodge

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Huka Falls Rd, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
+64 7-378 5791
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La Jolla, California
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Huka Lodge features a special menu by their talented chef each night. All of the three evenings we dined while staying at the lodge were unique and delicious. They also use locally sourced ingredients and produce which make the menu fresh and creative. I was inspired each evening by what the chef prepared and cannot wait to return to... More 

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Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

Visited here many years ago but was one of the most memorable and enjoyable experiences I have ever had. The beautiful river runs along the front of the property and is awe inspiring. If you can't afford to stay overnight then lunch is a great option!!!

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Thank 193justine
Perth, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

This restaurant never fails to deliver. From steak to pheasant to degustation menus crafted from local produce the food is amazing.

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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

My husband & I spent 4 lovely days in Huka Lodge. A wonderful retreat to rest & relax. It was all mod cons in the suite. Sounds of the mighty Waikato River in the background, yet so peaceful. The staff were genuinely friendly & attentive, the food of very good quality. Management was hands on. The grounds were well manicured... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

We were doing a vacation in our favorite country New Zealand and we had read and heard from friends about the Huka Lodge. It was excellent in every respect the room was large and the river flowed fairly close to our room. Quite and so well done, no one is in a hurry and we were just very relaxed. The... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 29, 2016

We've been to many lodges in New Zealand but Huka Lodge is the pick! You can't beat the location, accommodation, food, wine, service and activities on offer. We just had 3 nights but if I went again I would definitely try and stay for at least 4 nights. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

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Bay City, Texas
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016

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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
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: +64 7-378 5791
  • This restaurant is at Huka Lodge

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?