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Outdoor pool
Free minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated

5.0/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 5.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

    Popular LocationHuka Falls8 min walk
    Popular LocationWairakei International Golf Course4 min drive
    Popular LocationCraters of the Moon16 min drive
    AirportTaupo (TUO)16 min drive

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  • Junior Suite

    Room amenities

    • 42 sq m
    • River view
    • Sleeps 3
    More detailsJunior Suite
  • The Owners Cottage

    Room amenities

    • 370 sq m
    • River view
    • Sleeps 8
    More detailsThe Owners Cottage
  • The Alan Pye Cottage

    Room amenities

    • 325 sq m
    • River view
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsThe Alan Pye Cottage
  • Cottage, 4 Bedrooms (The Owners)

    Room amenities

    • 370 sq m
    • Sleeps 8
    More detailsCottage, 4 Bedrooms (The Owners)
  • Cottage, 2 Bedrooms (Alan Pye)

    Room amenities

    • 325 sq m
    • Sleeps 4
    More detailsCottage, 2 Bedrooms (Alan Pye)

About this area


Located in Taupo, Huka Lodge is on a river. Taupo Hot Springs is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Huka Falls and Lake Taupo. Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley and Taupo Bungy are also worth visiting. Parasailing and rafting offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Huka Falls - 8 min walk
  • Wairakei International Golf Course - 4 min drive
  • Golf Club Taupo - 7 min drive
  • Spa Thermal Park - 8 min drive
  • Craters of the Moon - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportTaupo (TUO) - 16 min drive

About this property

Huka Lodge

5-star luxury lodge, walk to Huka Falls
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free lodge has an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free full breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free airport shuttle. Other amenities include an outdoor tennis court, spa services and a business centre. All 25 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and private yards. Guests will appreciate conveniences such as fridges and coffee makers, while LCD TVs with digital channels and DVD players provide a bit of entertainment.
Huka Lodge offers 25 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and free minibar items. Rooms open to patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. 40-inch LCD televisions come with digital channels. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes, as well as telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and in-room massages can be requested.

2 hot tubs are on site along with an outdoor pool. Other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Huka Lodge is listed in the 2011 Condé Nast Traveller Gold List of the world's best places to stay and the 2018 Travel + Leisure 500.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Relais & Chateaux.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Free 24-hour return airport shuttle

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • 2 hot tubs
  • Bike rentals
  • Fishing
  • Mini golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Spa services
  • Tennis

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • DVD player
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini golf
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fridge


  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference space


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Facials
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower


  • 40-inch LCD TV
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Free minibar
  • Fridge

Outdoor space

  • Patio
  • Garden


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • In-room massage
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe



Check-in between 2 PM and 10 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 10 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
24-hour airport shuttle service is available
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

National rating

This Lodge property has been rated 5 stars.

Property is also known as

Huka Lodge Taupo
Huka Lodge
Huka Taupo
Huka Hotel Taupo
Huka Lodge Lodge
Huka Lodge Taupo
Huka Lodge Lodge Taupo

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Huka Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Huka Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Huka Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Huka Lodge?
As of 27 Sep 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Huka Lodge on 1 Oct 2020 start from NZ$2,047, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Huka Lodge have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Huka Lodge pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Huka Lodge?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Huka Lodge?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 10 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Huka Lodge?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Does Huka Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a free airport shuttle.
Where is Huka Lodge located?
Situated on the riverfront, this luxury lodge is within 1 mile (2 km) of Wairakei International Golf Course and Huka Falls. Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley and Spa Thermal Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).
21 reviews
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4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

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Beautiful place. The staff tried to Make it all about dinner. They gave you the feeling they were looking down at you.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Top lodge in New Zealand
Wonderful Lodge. Great service, excellent meals and very accommodating. Room was spacious, well equipped, ultra clean with great river view. Definitely returning again.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Riverside room was lovely. Property was gorgeous. Loved every precious minute of our stay. Can’t wait to return.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2019

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