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Huka Lodge

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Enter through the gates of Huka Lodge and immediately begin to leave the real world behind. As guests journey the length of the drive and encounter the park-like grounds, a feeling of peace and tranquility begins to gently envelop them.

That very first glimpse of the deep turquoise green waters of the Waikato River brings further affirmation of the potential that awaits.

Offering accommodation within 18 Junior Lodge Suites, one Lodge Suite, the four-bedroom Owner’s Cottage and the two-bedroom Alan Pye Cottage – guests luxuriate in an exclusive hospitality experience.

At 616-square kilometres, it is the land mass equivalent of Singapore. The lake’s attractive pumice sand beaches give it the appearance of an inland ocean and it offers excellent all year round scenic lake cruises and fishing experiences. Most fishing on the lake takes the form of trolling using either lures or flies, with the catch averaging around four pounds.

Whether you are an experienced fly fisherman or a complete novice you will find fly fishing both a delight and a challenge. The world-renowned Tongariro River is classed as one of the best fly fishing rivers in the world and is also New Zealand’s most popular fishing. Only a 25-minute drive from Huka Lodge, the Tongariro River is a considerable attraction to keen fishermen the world over.

Anglers come to the Tongariro to fish for spawning trout which run up the river from the lake over the colder winter months, both Rainbow and Brown trout frequent these waters and disappointments are rare.

Your fishing guide will pick you up in a four-wheel drive vehicle from the Lodge and return you again. They will provide top quality rods, reels, waders and flys. Charges begin from when your guide arrives and end upon your return to Huka Lodge.

The central North Island offers some of the best hunting in New Zealand. This is available all year round with the possibility of good trophy heads. Bird shooting is seasonal and includes pheasant, duck, and quail, turkeys are plentiful and can be hunted at any time. Allow us create a hunt to suit your specific requirements.

The hunting property is approx. a one-hour drive from Huka Lodge, at the southern end of Lake Taupo and is surrounded by the Tongariro National Park. Helicopter transfers are recommended to save time, should you prefer to do half a day instead of a full day of hunting.

Your exclusive hunt is within 10,000 acres, in one of New Zealand’s most unique native forests, providing a natural home to wild red deer, boar, Arapawa Sheep and South Pacific goats – this is true hunting New Zealand style.

The terrain provides a variety of opportunity from steep faces to grazing flats to view and prepare for your shot and capture some of the most precious hunting memories ever.


About

Your host at Huka Lodge: Kerry Molloy, General Manager.  We invite you to enter a world where elegant and generous hospitality meets sophistication and style – creating a welcoming haven, whose reputation and numerous awards are richly deserved. The philosophy of the property is as palpable as the force of the deep turquoise-green waters of the Waikato River it lies beside. At Huka Lodge it is always all about our guests, and how to make their stay as enjoyable and as memorable as we possibly can. In order for this to happen on a daily basis many elements have to come into play. The General Manager, ensures a team that are well trained and able to embody the ethos and culture of the property when offering a high level of attentive and personal service. His experience in luxury lodge management is unrivalled and goes some way to explain why Huka Lodge has received so much recognition for its consistently high levels of service.

Trout fishing at the Huka lodge. Huka Lodge was established in the 1920s as a simple fishing lodge and to this day, the size and fighting spirit of Taupo’s famous Rainbow and Brown trout continues to draw anglers from around the world to the property, to enjoy the challenge of this legendary experience. 

Hunting experience at Huka Lodge: The central North Island offers some of the best hunting in New Zealand. This is available all year round with the possibility of good trophy heads. Bird shooting is seasonal and includes pheasant, duck, and quail, turkeys are plentiful and can be hunted at any time. Allow us create a hunt to suit your specific requirements. The hunting property is approx. a one-hour drive from Huka Lodge, at the southern end of Lake Taupo and is surrounded by the Tongariro National Park. Your exclusive hunt is within 10,000 acres, in one of New Zealand’s most unique native forests, providing a natural home to wild red deer, boar, Arapawa Sheep and South Pacific goats – this is true hunting New Zealand style. Click here for quick link country guide.

A typical day at Huka Lodge: Please contact the host for more information.


Planning your fishing and hunting trip to Huka Lodge

Accommodation at Huka Lodge: Huka Lodge offers its own accommodation. Click here to view and book your accommodation.

Nearest international airport: Click here to find out.

Directions by car or public transport to Huka Lodge.

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Species
Mallard
Mallard
Quail
Quail
Turkey
Turkey
Pheasant
Pheasant
Duck
Duck
Red deer
Red deer
Rainbow trout
Rainbow trout
Trout
Trout
Deer
Deer
Goat
Goat
Sheep
Sheep

Methods
Stalking
Stalking
Fresh water fishing
Fresh water fishing
Fly fishing
Fly fishing
Walk-up
Walk-up
Salt water fishing
Salt water fishing
Spinning
Spinning

Seasons
Jan
Feb
Mar
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May
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Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Price From
price per person per day
$720
Languages
English
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Terms of payment
15% Goods and Services Tax (GST) is applicable on all rates. Included in the rate is accommodation, full country breakfast, pre-dinner drinks and five-course dinner daily, Taupo Airport transfers if required, and full use of all Huka Lodge facilities. Check-in is at 2pm, check-out at 11am. Rates are subject to confirmation at the time of reservation.
Cancellation
25% of the total cost will be charged, if a reservation is cancelled between 7 and 30 days prior to arrival. Should cancellation be received within seven days prior to arrival, a 100% charge for every night cancelled will be applied.“No shows” will be charged at 100% of the applicable rate, for the total stay.

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