Planning an event at Huka Lodge is a highly personalised affair, whether the occasion is a premium corporate incentive, an exclusive meeting, a special celebration or an intimate wedding. With stylish surrounds and elegant service, Huka Lodge promises a very special occasion for every event, where guests are welcomed with an inclusive tariff and the task of arranging is enjoyable and effortless for all.
Layered with refined luxury and calm, the lodge is styled in the manner of a grand heritage estate and is an impressive setting for a business event, incentive, leisure group stay or milestone celebration. Loved as the heart of New Zealand’s North Island, Taupō offers a variety of experiences and adventures, while Huka Lodge offers guests a stylish base from which to explore the region’s spectacular natural attractions.
Customisable spaces include private dining settings ideal for small meetings, a light-filled meeting room in the main lodge as well as atmospheric spaces for group meetings. Whether gathering in the cool reserves of the underground wine cellar or stepping out to open-air dining on the sundrenched terrace, Huka Lodge is the perfect destination for your next event. Exclusive-use bookings offer the ‘run of the house’, while a personal concierge service creates destination-led itineraries that combine business with fun team-building events.
A milestone celebration, a wedding anniversary, an intimate wedding or high-end elopement are all rendered extra special at Huka Lodge, with exclusive bookings offering a luxurious, all-inclusive ‘run of the house’ sentiment. Celebrations at Huka Lodge are a chance to host and entertain close friends and family with a spirit of generosity, with spaces designed to transition effortlessly from intimate luncheon through to impressive soiree.
Huka Lodge offers myriad private spaces including guest lounge areas, underground cellar, and outdoor spaces each customisable for corporate retreats or celebratory events.
The team at Huka Lodge welcomes guests ‘home’ to their own luxurious country lodge set amongst 17-acres of established, parklike gardens. Affectionately known as ‘the grand dame of luxury lodges’ and as the preferred holiday lodgings for the world’s rich, famous and royal over the decades, Huka Lodge sets the tone of a very traditional lodging spirit. The team at Huka Lodge welcomes guests ‘home’ to their own luxurious country lodge set amongst 17-acres of established, parklike gardens. Affectionately known as ‘the grand dame of luxury lodges’ and as the preferred holiday lodgings for the world’s rich, famous and royal over the decades, Huka Lodge sets the tone of a very traditional lodging spirit.
The concierge team at Huka Lodge caters to the individual requirements and special interests for each group and event, working with premium local guides and operators to offer a selection of activities to allow active interaction with the magnificent surrounds.
The generously inclusive tariff includes daily gourmet breakfast, pre-dinner drinks and canapés, and dinner in the restaurant. Guests can make the most of the lodge facilities including a swimming pool, tennis court and lawn games like croquet and pétanque.
Huka Lodge provides the perfect setting for an intimate, exclusive-use group retreat with private, generously appointed suites. The main lodge is the hub for group gatherings and dining events, while the grounds offer private spaces for exploring.
A stay at Huka Lodge places guests at the doorstep to a range of wonderful small group experiences in Taupō that can be combined to create an unforgettable event. Choose from outdoor walks and hikes, boating and white water rafting or aerial adventures like helicopter flights and skydiving.
Easily accessible from Huka Lodge are walking options including a stroll to the Spa Thermal Park and a venture downstream to see the thundering Huka Falls, or take a hike through Tongariro National Park. Two picturesque, world-renowned golf courses await for rounds of nine or 18-holes.
Make the most of Taupō’s lakes system with a scenic cruise to Ngatoroirangi Maori Rock Carvings or enjoy Taupō’s renowned thermal pools, rich in natural minerals. For the adventurous, try an exhilarating jet boating tour, white water rafting or join a kayaking tour on the Waikato River.
An aerial tour of the North Island’s spectacular heartland makes a stay at Huka Lodge truly unforgettable. The lodge offers half or full-day scenic heli adventures taking in Taupō’s natural attractions from up high, flying north or south from the lodge to zoom over rivers and mountains, spotting wildlife and enjoying lunch along the way.
With so much to see and do in the Taupō region, small group itineraries can be created to take in exclusive or personally guided experiences. Many wonderful cultural, sporting and nature-based experiences can be worked into a rewarding event with Huka Lodge as luxurious base. Additional charges may apply, please see rates here.
Day 1 Welcome
Arrive at Huka Lodge to a warm welcome. Make yourself at home, check in to your luxury suite and discover the lodge’s lounging areas, restaurant, gardens and outdoor facilities, all with a view to the rolling Waikato River.
Day 1 Evening
Meet your fellow guests and enjoy sunset drinks on the outdoor terrace overlooking the river or in The Orchard. Gather for a welcome dinner in the lodge restaurant, and relax by the fire in the lounge for a digestif.
Day 2 Morning
Head out to explore the 17-acres of established gardens and join the short riverside walk to the Huka Falls via the Thermal Spa Walk.
Day 2 Afternoon
Join local operator Chris Jolly on a scenic tour of Lake Taupō on a luxury cruiser, a wonderful way to take in views of the spectacular mountain-lined backdrop and explore secluded bays with optional trout fishing and gourmet lunch.
Day 2 Evening
Enjoy sunset drinks in the lounge or gather outside on the terrace to watch the light cast golden over the river, before a degustation dinner in the sumptuous surrounds of the main lodge or one of the unique dining locations dotted around the property.
Day 3 Morning
This morning, join an optional scenic heli flight, opt for a half-day round of golf or learn the patience and skill of traditional fly fishing for a chance to hook a prized trout.
Day 3 Afternoon
For a final group event, join a Maori cultural tour to discover the natural heritage and stories of the Taupō region. Connect with a member of the Ngati Tuwharetoa Māori tribe or take a kayak and paddle to the Ngatoroirangi Mine Bay Māori Rock Carvings on Lake Taupō.
Day 3 Farewell
Wrapping up three fabulous days of discovery in Taupō, bid farewell to colleagues or family and friends, with a host of wonderful memories to take on the journey home.