Huka Lodge, Taupo is located 300 meters upstream from the famous Huka Falls on the Waikato River banks. This iconic property has been consistently chosen as one of the world’s top retreats for many years. It offers great natural beauty and luxurious hospitality, gourmet cuisine, and 17-acres of perfect peace.
Just 18 Lodge Rooms, one suite, the Owner’s Cottage, and the new Alan Pye Cottage both are tucked amongst mature, manicured gardens along the banks of the hypnotic turquoise blue waters of the river. The exclusive Owner’s Cottage and the new Alan Pye Cottage offer superbly appointed guest suites, living room, dining, kitchen, and a den plus provision for staff.
In the evening, guests gather in the main Lodge Room to enjoy pre-dinner drinks before being presented daily with a superb five-course menu featuring the finest local seasonal produce and complemented by seamless service. Over 20 sublime private and romantic indoor/outdoor dining venues are also a unique property feature.
Privacy for guests staying in the Alan Pye Cottage is paramount, and to this end, the property has its own entrance and is gated. It is sited to take every advantage of the unrivaled Huka Lodge aspect of the Waikato River’s deep turquoise green waters.
The Cottage boasts two large and stylishly appointed bedrooms, with fireplaces, en suite bathrooms, and generous dressing rooms. Both bedrooms are superbly decorated and offer a highly considered level of comfort. A generous open plan living room features a large fireplace, decadently comfortable furniture, and everything guests will need to feel this is a true ‘home away from home’.
A well-equipped kitchen is set up for a personal chef – guests may choose to stay in or wander over to the Main Lodge and dine there. Guests at The Alan Pye Cottage use all Huka Lodge facilities and services as a matter of course. A study is tucked away with a desk, plasma flat-screen television, and sound system. This room also has its own bathroom should it be required to accommodate an accompanying party.
A heated infinity-style swimming pool and a separate private spa pool have been integrated into the outdoor landscape. There is also a fabulous stone outdoor pavilion within a courtyard garden featuring a magnificent fireplace.