Huka Lodge

Long considered one of the top destinations in the world, this iconic luxury lodge located in the heart of the North Island

Set on 17 acres near some of the best rivers on the North Island, and known throughout the world as a top international location, Huka Lodge is the original luxury accommodation in New Zealand. From its humble beginnings in the 1920s, it has dramatically transformed itself into a standard of luxury within the country. 

As one would expect of an accommodation with Huka Lodge's reputation, the grounds are beautifully maintained and all guests have use of a swimming pool, spa, tennis, croquet and pétanque courts. Located on the Waikato River, the Main Lodge has a library and a study for quiet relaxation.

Choices for rooms range from 18 Junior Suites and one Lodge Suite.  The Lodge Suit offers a super king bed, large walk-through dressing, and beautiful en suite bathroom. This room connects to a well-appointed lounge with dining area that features a gas fireplace and en suite bathroom in the same style. An Owner's Cottage and the Alan Pye Cottage are also available on property for additional exclusivity and privacy. All Junior Suites are a short distance from the Waikato River and have french doors that open onto a wooden terrace.

Customer reviews

If you want to play three of the top fifty golf courses in the world combined with having a top three trout fishing experience in the world by all accounts, then just let Kelli and Frank plan your trip and they will take care of all the details.

—C Reither​, Missouri

We had a spectacular time on our trip after leaving Port Douglas and all the arrangements that you made for us came off without a hitch. All flights and transportation that you arranged were on time and we were well taken care of at all the places we went to.

The Boatshed was incredible. We met Johnathan and had a small dinner with him on our second night. We were the only guests at the hotel and he and his staff just made us feel right at home. Jack and Jen, Johnathan’s staff, took us out to a couple of wineries and we had lunch together. When we got back Johnathan treated us to dinner prepared by his own self. Fantastic.

Next up was Napier/Hastings and the Craggy Range cottage. Excellent choice for us. We were close enough to Havelock North to be able to easily drive into the town and wander around. We went and played Cape Kidnapers as well. The course was wet so no carts were allowed out. Craggy Range winery was great to us and we had dinner at Terroire. Great staff and good eats to be sure. On to Queenstown.

What a wonderfully European feel Queenstown had. Small intimate streets and people all over the place. The Spire was perfect for us. Florence greeted us and was superlative in her suggestions and ideas for us to do. We did take a plane ride out to Milford Sound and the cruise. We went wine tasting and went to Amisfield for lunch where there was a spectacular sunset. It was so good that the staff came outside to take pictures. Simply wonderful. We took the gondola ride up the hill and enjoyed a glass of champagne while we took in the view. That was our last day and really enjoyable. We left the next day and flew back home.

Again, all the arrangements you made of us came off without a hitch. I even drove on the left side of the road without incident. It’s not so bad once you figure out the roundabouts. Thanks to you and your team for setting this up. Will highly recommend this service to our friends should they need to journey down under.

—​Bob E & Sharyn B, San Francisco