Huka Lodge

Taupo, New Zealand

river view

A world-renowned luxury lodge on the banks of the Huka River

Personal Impression

This is the first of the true luxury lodges in New Zealand and has enjoyed a reputation for luxurious accommodations and fine food for years. Today, the cuisine, rooms, and the grounds on the spectacular Huka River still deliver on the promise of a truly memorable experience.


Huka Lodge is in Taupo, close to so many attractions that it is impossible to list them all here. The spectacular and mighty cascades of water forming the Huka Falls are a short 900 feet from Huka Lodge, on the banks of the Waikato River.


This lodge has received numerous awards for excellence from many sources including Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure, and it is the top rated lodge in New Zealand. All of the awards may be viewed on the Huka Lodge website.


Huka Lodge features 20 luxurious suites all only 65 feet from the river. All the suites are very secluded in the lush park like grounds of the lodge. The suites are spacious and decorated in light peaceful colors. The bathrooms feature heated floors, sunken bathtub, separate shower, double sinks and walk in dressing areas.

bedroom bathroom patio view

Public Rooms

The lodge features very comfortable and luxurious public rooms. Pictured below is the inviting Lodge Lounge. This is where pre-dinner cocktails are served. Also pictured below is the outdoor dining area if you chose to eat on the deck and enjoy a sunset and the beautiful lodge grounds.


Huka Lodge is famous for its outstanding food. Dinner is a five-course event featuring the finest and freshest New Zealand ingredients available. Breakfasts are legendary. The food here should be the best New Zealand has to offer. There is a choice of venue for dining. The main dining room pictured below, the Trophy Room, outdoor on the patio, or in the wine cellar for small groups. Nice, casual attire for dining; jackets are not required.

lobby garden walk main dining room

Included in the Rates

Pre-dinner drinks and canapes, a five-course dinner, and a full breakfast are included with your room rate. Wines with dinner and the mini bar are additional charges.


There is plenty to do in the Taupo area and the lodge can arrange for any individual excursion that you wish to enjoy. You can take the short walk to view the Huka Falls and then simply relax and soak up the experience that Huka Lodge promises to offer.

Website: Huka Lodge

New Zealand