Huka Lodge, Taupo, North Island, New Zealand

An enchanting landscape of lakes, mountains and waterfalls forms a vast backdrop to this iconic property that’s welcomed everyone from Billy Connolly to Bill Gates and, on her last visit to NZ, the Queen.

​Huka has quite a reputation. If you're expecting high standards, you won't be disappointed. You will be surprised though. In spite of its celebrity status, there's no snobbiness; just pure relaxation: a secluded lodge in an idyllic spot with unspoilt scenery and river views as beautiful as you could imagine.

The suites are almost as gorgeous: expansive, light, airy and bringing the outdoors in, with the fabulous Owner's Cottage (and recently-built Alan Pye Cottage) offering extra privacy. Just the thing for the weary celeb.

​For activities (and especially if you like your fish) you'll find the Waikato and some 40 other nearby rivers which attract anglers from all over the globe.

Fishing is not the only attraction though: gourmet cuisine, swimming, spa pools, rafting, bungee jumping and limousine rides to view geysers, boiling mud pools and volcanoes at Rotorua town, are also great alternatives.

Star Rating
5 stars
19 Lodge Suites & 2 Cottages
Transfer from airport
45 minutes flight from Auckland & 10 minutes by car from Taupo Airport
Prices from
£580 per person per night, including half board. Flights extra.
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Hotel Style


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Ideal for

Outdoor Adventure
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Zoe has been here. Find out more and begin to plan your trip by getting in touch directly. You can speak to Zoe by calling the number below or by sending a direct online enquiry.

01565 656 000


Things to experience during your stay

  • Property Highlights

    This property comes complete with a range of amenities, activities and dining options to make your stay absolutely unforgettable. Call your Travel Director for all the finer points...

  • Client Comment

    One of the most relaxing places we’ve ever visited! So beautiful and they were constantly going above and beyond our expectations. I am at a loss for words of how amazing this place is, it’s just a whole other world.

  • Eden Concierge

    Eden’s fabulous concierge team makes every trip super-special, using their little black book of close, reliable contacts to get you into the very best restaurants, must-see shows and many special events.


  • Room Amenities

    • Bathrobes
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone with voicemail
    • Twice-daily housekeeping
    • TV
  • Guest Services

    • Gift shops
    • Housekeeping
    • In-room dining
    • Pool
    • Tennis courts