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“Huka Lodge is a fantastic country dwelling filled with antique furniture and objets collected from around the world. The facilities are extensive including a heated outdoor pool and hot tubs, spa and gym, croquet lawn, tennis and pétanque courts, and no less than twenty different secluded locations around the grounds where dining (and hiding!) is a possibility. Where are they? You’ll have to visit to find out!”
Picnic for two, excluding wine, “World’s Apart” coffee table book, per booking
Located on the banks of the Waikato River and set within 17 acres of manicured grounds, Huka Lodge is one of New Zealand’s finest. This Relais & Chateaux property is in an area of sublime natural beauty on the outskirts of Taupo, and offers world-class food and amenities alongside exquisite personal service.
There are 20 guest suites, along with the two-suite Alan Pye Cottage and four guestrooms in the secluded Owner’s Cottage. Rooms are simple and elegant, with large comfortable beds, welcoming living areas, and spacious en suites with underfloor heating. The cottages include fully equipped kitchens and private infinity pools.
Huka Lodge serves hearty breakfasts and five-course dinners made from fresh New Zealand produce and accompanied by local wines. Dine in the main lodge, or one of 20 secluded locations around the grounds.
Activities here include yoga and meditation in the gardens, helicopter rides, scenic boat cruises, winter skiing, hiking and horse riding.