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

Highlights Of The Trip: Getting off the plane in Queenstown – overwhelmed with the beauty. The boat ride in Queenstown to experience the expansiveness.

The drive from Queenstown to Franz Joseph - the mountains and glacier lakes that went on forever. Our lunch spot that day at a campsite on a lake. Abel Tasman: this is where I want to return and spend a week to hike the entire trail. Spent the day biking in Napier to wineries.

—Mary Jean S., Chapel Hill, NC

What a fabulous itinerary you made for us. It was perfect!

Wonderful country, delightful people, delicious food, and amazing scenery like no other. I guess our only major complaint is that we didn't have longer to see more of the country! You really planned it well for us. It felt balanced in the way of activities, driving days, photo opportunities, even some R&R in the afternoons.

—Vickie B, Los Angeles