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Huka Lodge

New Zealand, European, Gluten Free
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Huka Falls Rd, Taupo 2730, New Zealand
07-378 5791
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Brisbane, Australia
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank NC3801
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

1 Thank John M
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

1 Thank activetraveller16
Bay City, Texas
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21 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Candace B
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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 

Thank Alexandra S
Newcastle, Australia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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 

Thank DiscerningJo
new zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 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 

Thank thesmdm
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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.

Thank MorzinePrintemps
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
New Zealand, European, Gluten Free
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating, 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: 07-378 5791
  • This restaurant is at Huka Lodge

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?