By the river
at Huka Lodge

Long regarded as one of the world’s most revered and inspirational luxury accommodations, Huka Lodge is set among established gardens along the banks of the surging Waikato River near Lake Taupō on New Zealand’s North Island. With humble beginnings nearly a century ago as a fishermen’s camp made famous for its trout-rich waters and featuring white canvas tents along the river’s edge, today Huka Lodge has secured its place as one of the country’s oldest and celebrated luxury lodges. Huka Lodge is currently closed for a considered Baillie Lodges-led refurbishment and is set to lead a new era of luxury travel in December 2024. Learn more about the enhancements.

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Riverside Retreat

Luxury Travel magazine’s Belinda Craigie travelled to Huka Lodge and reports back that, “A stay at Huka Lodge is just the remedy for leaving stresses behind and enjoying the finer features of Aotearoa — nature, exceptional food and wine, and genuine hospitality.” We agree! visit the link below to read the whole story.

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7 Best Hotels

We’re delighted that Huka Lodge has been named in the prestigious Fodor’s World’s Best Hotels list for the Asia Pacific region. As writer Michelle Tchea says, “Known as the “Grande Dame of New Zealand,” Huka Lodge started as a simple fishing lodge in the 1920s and has grown into the premier location for luxury experiences.”

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Ready for Revamp

The Australian includes news of the upcoming Baillie Lodges-led refurbishment of Huka Lodge, set for her centenary year in 2024 and designed for a new generation of luxury travel in New Zealand. Featuring a fresh take on the main lodge interiors, and an all new spa and gym complex, learn more about the renovations in store.

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Renovation Plans Announced

On the eve of her 2024 centenary milestone, New Zealand’s iconic Huka Lodge at Taupō is set to lead a new era of luxury travel in the nation renowned as the home of luxury lodging, as plans for a significant and considered renovation by new owners Baillie Lodges are revealed.

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Weekend in Taupo

Writer Sue Hoffart takes long weekend in Taupo, with Huka Lodge as her luxury base. “Run, don’t walk from end-of-week commitments to reach Huka Lodge before the sun’s last rays bounce off this riverside beauty spot,” she says. Read Sue’s top 12 things to in the region as seen in Air New Zealand’s inflight magazine Kia‘Ora.

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One Night Stays Now Available

Huka Lodge is excited to announce that one-night stays, perfect for a local getaway or luxurious holiday, are now available. Just in time for the winter season, enjoy elegant accommodations, fireside drinks, a gourmet dinner with local produce, and beautiful surroundings.

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New Fly Fishing Package

July is Fly Fishing month at Huka Lodge, when Taupo’s world-famous Rainbow and Brown trout are at their biting best. To celebrate, a new Fly Fishing Package includes fly-casting lessons and a half day fly fishing adventure complete with packed lunch. Join us in July for this great catch!

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Celebrating in Style

Celebrating her 30th birthday at Huka Lodge, travel writer and global wanderer Brooke Saward of World of Wanderlust writes ‘I was starting to devise a plan to stay for good’, so taken was she with her experience. Read the full feature here.


Loved by Locals

Kiwis' are known for being house proud, and with great reason. With two years of lockdowns and border closures seeing a rise in domestic travel, Amy Louise Bailey for Travel + Leisure writes about the home-grown destinations locals can't get enough of.


Romance Rating

Big 7 Travel has named Huka Lodge as the sixth most romantic hotel in the world and number one in New Zealand. With suites layered in luxury, secluded dining nooks and mesmerising river views, it's easy for hearts to be sent aflutter here.


NZ Best Bucket List Travel Experiences

New Zealand Herald’s travel section has wrapped up the bucket list for 2022 – for travel to wherever we can – including Aotearoa’s world renowned Huka Lodge. We think it’s a top to-do too! Read all about it here.


Huka Lodge Joins Baillie Lodges

In early 2021, Huka Lodge joined Baillie Lodges, the globally-acclaimed Australia-based collection of luxury lodges, joining sister properties Capella Lodge, Longitude 131°, Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge and Silky Oaks Lodge.


In Profile: Kerry Molloy

Born and raised in New Zealand, Huka Lodge General Manager Kerry Molloy continues to lead the award-winning lodge in 2021 and beyond. Take a moment to read about his connection to New Zealand’s oldest luxury lodge.


Founder Alex van Heeren Honoured

Huka Lodge founder Alex van Heeren is celebrated for his vision to create a superlative hospitality experience - the first of its kind in New Zealand. At Baillie Lodges we have honoured his legacy by renaming the Owner’s Cottage as the Alex van Heeren Cottage.