Huka Lodge Waikato Taupo Relais & Chateaux
Charming Irishman Alan Pye founded Huka Lodge on the banks of the Waikato River in the 1920s. The fame of this simple fishing camp soon spread all over the world, and soon it became one of the most popular. To this day, more than 90 years later, the hotel remains true to the values that defined its iconic reputation.
- On the shore of the lake
- Michelin Chef’s Restaurant 2*
- Wairakei International
- Golf Course
The cottage is located in a secluded location on 17 acres of manicured grounds on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, just upstream from where the water accelerates through the gorge before plunging into the famous Huka Waterfall. The Wairakei International Golf Course, which is also a wildlife sanctuary, is a five-minute drive away.
Huka Lodge looks like a country dwelling of a fabulous, slightly dissolute uncle. The common areas are decorated with antique furniture and art objects collected from all over the world. On the walls are hung historical portraits of Maori subjects Gottfried Lindauer and Charles Goldie, as well as a selection of oil paintings depicting Edwardian rural pursuits.
The color scheme is rich and bright in dark green and blue tones: the Barclay Scottish hunting carpet, referring to New Zealand’s close relations with Scotland, as well as to the original sports purpose of the lodge.
On the extensive and beautiful territory of the hotel, guests can use