Huka Lodge is located along the banks of the Waikato River, just upstream from the thundering Huka Falls. Nearby is the town of Taupō, which is distinguished by its nearby lake, surrounding snow-capped mountain peaks, and lush greenery. There are mesmerizing views at every turn, and the lodge is situated in the perfect location.

Huka Lodge offers the ultimate New Zealand experience with luxurious suites, fine-dining experiences, and attention to detail. There are plenty of lodge-based activities to keep you entertained, or there are bespoke experiences available for those who want a bit more adventure whilst discovering the beauty of New Zealand.

Their story

The history of Huka Lodge is an interesting one. It was founded in 1924 by Irishman Alan Pye and was originally a fisherman’s camp. Huka Lodge started as a gathering of white tents lining the Waikato River and is now one of the most beautiful luxury lodges in the world. Today it has a fabulous reputation for providing outstanding hospitality in an idyllic setting. Read more about them here.

Sustainability actions

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  • Solar power planning is underway to make Huka Lodge more energy efficient.
  • Expired light bulbs are being replaced with LED bulbs to reduce energy use. They are also fitted with timers, so will go off automatically if not in use.
  • If you’ve traveled to Huka Lodge by electric car, electric vehicle charging stations are on-site.
  • When it comes to water management, Huka Lodge has invested in a monitoring system and purification process for their water.
  • It combines UV, activated carbon and osmosis to ensure that the water used is of spring water quality.
  • Huka Lodge prioritises recycling, with all recyclable materials being sorted and separated.
  • Batteries, printer cartridges and coffee pods are also recycled.
  • Huka Lodge protome reusing materials, and campaign to reduce single-use plastic complements within the kitchen.
  • They also have a state-of-the-art wastewater plant on-site, to reduce their water wastage. Its output is then used to irrigate the gardens.
  • Huka Lodge focuses on local organic and free-range produce when it comes to producing dishes for their guests.
  • They also strive to include sustainably produced products to protect the environment.
  • The chef likes to work with New Zealand producers who share his commitment to sustainability.
  • Chemical-free pest control is used throughout the garden. This is also to provide food and shelter for bees, birds, and other animals.
  • Huka Lodge commits to engaging and supporting the local community.
  • All staff are from within the local community. They support local businesses wherever they can to provide food, wine, and services.
  • Producers who embrace sustainable practices are also sought out as partners.
  • Huka Lodge contributes to fundraising efforts for local charities and schools and is very involved in the local community. For example, they hold a Christmas party yearly for the community’s elderly residents.
  • Lake Taupō
  • Visit Huka Falls
  • Hike up Mt. Tauhara
  • Wander around the Craters of the Moon
  • Bathe at the Wairakei Terraces
  • Visit the nearby Tongariro National Park



Huka Lodge is located on the north island of New Zealand. The closest international airport is in Wellington.
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