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 lodge with an impressive heritage, welcoming some of the world’s most influential guests to the region.

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News, reviews & press

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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.

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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.

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A Taste of Luxury

With unpredictable lockdowns affecting plans, date night feels like a foreign concept. Thankfully, Executive Chef Paul Froggat has shared a few of his favourite recipes to bring the Huka Lodge fine dining experience to you.

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PRESS

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Local Focus, World Stage

Executive Chef Paul Froggatt has a resume as polished as his culinary repertoire, including four different Michelin starred restaurants across the world. However, Cuisine's Kelli Brett sits down with the UK-born connoisseur to discover why his new life in Taupō feels like a homecoming.

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