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Set in 17 acres of park-like grounds on the Waikato River, 300 meters upstream from the famous Huka Falls near Taupo, Huka Lodge has 20 secluded suites, all positioned for maximum privacy alongside the riverbank. Guests can relax and enjoy this truly magnificent property or experience a variety of activities: world-class trout fishing, golf, skiing, white-water rafting and horse trekking. Many scenic attractions are also within walking distance.

The cuisine at Huka Lodge features only the freshest of New Zealand produce and dining is table d'hote, although there are also a number of different private dining areas available — these range from the Wine Cellar, Library, Trophy Room, and Lodge terraces to dining alfresco within the grounds. Huka Lodge is a member of the 'Leading Small Hotels of the World' and is consistently ranked as one of the world's top retreats — a reputation of which it is justifiably proud and insists on maintaining.


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Tour ideas in Lake Taupo

Our itineraries are there to spark ideas for how you could include a stay at Huka Lodge as part of your trip. Treat them simply as suggestions, because every aspect of the trip we create for you will be yours to define.

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    Alternative places to stay nearby

    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can't be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you're staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident's eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area's inhabitants.

    • Chris Jolly's Cruise on Lake Taupo
      Maori rock carvings, Lake Taupo

      Chris Jolly's Cruise on Lake Taupo

      Chris Jolly's Cruise on Lake Taupo

      A scenic cruise taking you out onto Lake Taupo, to the Māori rock carvings and to historical points of interest in Whakaipo Bay.

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    • Hukafalls Jet Boat
      Huka Falls Jet Boat excursion, Lake Taupo

      Hukafalls Jet Boat

      Hukafalls Jet Boat

      This jet boat ride takes you upriver, through native bush and past thermal pools, to the very base of the Huka Falls, where 220,000 liters of water per second come tumbling over the cliff face.

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    Lake Taupo and nearby places