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experience the beauty of Lake Taupō

Bordered by rolling green lawns along the banks of the Waikato River, near Lake Taupō, HUKA is regarded as one of the world’s most revered and inspirational luxury lodges.

Styled in the manner of a grand estate, the lodge comprises twenty opulent junior guest suites and two exclusive owners’ residences, each privately set and opening onto verdant views of the award-winning gardens and beyond to the flowing and deep turquoise Waikato River.

Myriad private nooks for lounging and dining, high-hedged pathways, and shaded groves. A tennis court and croquet lawn invite refined pastimes in the open air.

Set on a sunny private bluff on the banks of the river, the 370m2 owner´s private residence, Alex cottage, features four bedrooms, each with opulent ensuite bathrooms, a fireplace, and a dressing room.

Generous lounging and dining rooms. Open living areas to the river. Outdoor terrace with plunge pool, private heated spa pool, and outdoor fireplace and river views.

The two-bedroom 325m2 owner’s residence, Alan Pye Cottage, features two sumptuous bedrooms each with ensuite bathrooms, a dressing room and, a fireplace. French doors open to a terrace where a heated infinity pool blends seamlessly with the hypnotic turquoise waters of the magnificent Waikato River beyond. Generous open-plan living areas. Courtyard garden. Dramatic river views.

Designed to welcome the natural beauty of the landscape inside, the 49m2  junior lodge suites, offer king or twin beds,  a spacious bathroom, a generous dressing room, and floor-to-ceiling glass windows with magnificent river views.

Hidden around the lodge and gardens at Huka are a collection of unique dining spaces. Ideal for any special occasion.

Dinner can be served in the Library or the Trophy Room, on the Front Terrace or the Jetty Pavilion, in the Orchard or the Green Room.