Huka Lodge

Huka Lodge
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271 Huka Falls Road
New Zealand
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Reviewed by Heather Hansen

Chances are when Queen Elizabeth stayed at the Huka Lodge she didn't parasail over nearby Lake Taupo or skydive from 15,000 feet, freefalling above snow-capped volcanoes, as many guests do today. But it's likely that she did notice the inherent serenity of the place, a hidden retreat bordered by the magnificent Wairakei Park Reserve. Huka's 17 acres are dominated by the Waikato River, a blue-green sliver of water cutting boldly through the succulent landscape.

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Fly Fishing,Golfing,Gourmet Dining,Heli-hiking,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Hunting and Shooting,Kayaking,Motor Sports,Sightseeing,Swimming Pool,Tennis,Whitewater Rafting,Wildlife/Nature Programs
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Huka Lodge is a world-renowned luxury retreat situated within seven hectares of park like grounds, 300m upstream from the mighty Huka Falls. It has just twenty Lodge Rooms, tucked along the riverbank for privacy, and nestled amongst the trees. The recently refurbished Owners Cottage luxuriously accommodates an additional eight guests. The main Lodge building has an understated elegance and is a welcoming haven where guests can relax during the day and gather in the evening for pre dinner drinks. Huka Lodge cuisine is outstanding and showcases the best of New Zealands food and wine. Meals are table dhote and feature the freshest premium of New Zealand produce. Dining venues at Huka Lodge are varied and deliberately romantic. The terrace or the library, the Trophy Room, the Wine Cellar, the Riverbank, and the fabulous outdoor fireplaces provide an elegant setting for intimate Dining or for that special Corporate Retreat. The Trophy Room is also available for small business meetings or planning sessions offering privacy within an atmosphere of relaxation and quiet. Recreational opportunities are numerous within the magnificent scenery of the surrounding area. Wairakei International Golf Course is just a five-minute drive from Huka Lodge and a great favourite with the guests. Lake Taupo provides a perfect venue for aquatic activities such as swimming, sailing, waterskiing, jet skiing and fishing for Rainbow Trout. For the most unique trip try a helicopter flight to White Island, an active volcano. Within the idyllic grounds guests are welcome to play tennis, croquet, petanque or soak in the spa pools. The tariff at Huka Lodge is inclusive of accommodation, pre-dinner drinks, a superb five-course gourmet dinner, country style breakfast, use of all Huka Lodge facilities and Taupo airport transfers should they be required.

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