Lakes & Mountains
Flanked by striking mountain ranges and home to the largest freshwater lake in Australasia, the Great Lake Taupo region is nature's ultimate playground - and Huka Lodge is nestled in the midst of the fun. Visit the thundering Huka Falls, the most visited in New Zealand, or discover the lake's hidden corners on the Great Lake Cycling Trail. Just a scenic hour's drive away, Rotorua town is renowned for its fascinating geothermal activity - boasting bubbling mud pools and geysers, as well as fascinating Maori culture. Winter at Huka Lodge provides a perfect base for skiing the country's largest ski area, Mount Ruapehu.
Just a five-minute drive from Huka Lodge, Wairakei International Golf Course's 450 acres of lush countryside is a true golfer's paradise. The testing, but beautiful eighteen holes have achieved world-acclaim, boasting a flora and fauna sanctuary within the course, complete with meandering streams and dramatic waterfalls. Meanwhile, just twenty minutes away stands the world-class Kinloch Signature Golf Course, designed by golfing legend, Jack Nicklaus. The 'Golf in Style' package offers fabulous golfing experiences at these fine courses, alongside stunning hospitality and cuisine at Huka Lodge.
The spectacular natural surroundings of Huka Lodge, and its luxurious and homely cottages, provide a unique and unforgettable destination for the whole family. The endless array of nearby activities includes an exhilarating Huka Falls jet boat ride, a family walk at the local Opepe Historical Native Bush Reserve and the fun, animal-filled, Lilliput Farm. Back at the lodge, the enchanting swimming pool and delicious children's menus ensure that the famed hospitality is extended to the entire family.
Guests can explore the local environment on foot, horseback or in 4x4 vehicles (with the aid of experienced Guides) or try their hand at fly-fishing in the 'trout fishing capital of the world'. Other nearby activities include golf, white-water rafting, horse-riding and the 'must-do' heli-tour of White Island, incorporating Mount Tarawera, followed by a private lunch at the stunning jetty waterfront table afterwards (bookings are recommended).