Huka Lodge Est. 1984

271 Huka Falls Road, Wairakei, New Zealand

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Enter through the gates of Huka Lodge and immediately begin to leave the real world behind.
The garden at Huka Lodge is ranked as a 'Garden of National Significance' and deemed to be of regional importance by the New Zealand Gardens Trust.
The Lowdown
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Historic Building
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Lodge / Mountain / Ski Resort
Landscaped Grounds
Water Feature
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Corporate Event
Product Launch
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Family Reunion
Group Getaway
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Huka Lodge was founded in the 1920's by a charming Irishman, Alan Pye. He quickly established an unrivalled reputation for superb hospitality and trophy-size trout both of which still draw guests to Huka Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand, to this very day. Over the years the Lodge has evolved into an iconic New Zealand property that has been consistently chosen as one of the top retreats in the world and is sought as an exclusive destination for the most discerning travellers.

Guests include members of European royal families, Hollywood stars and celebrities, Heads of State and Government and famous authors. Huka Lodge has won many prestigious travel awards for over 30 years and these have created a reputation, at the highest level, for this magnificent property.

At Huka Lodge the entire property provides rich opportunity for a truly unique wedding celebration and offers a fabulous backdrop for stunning photography.

Weddings at Huka Lodge define a different pace of occasion, due to everything taking place within the same venue. Your wedding feels just like a house party, with a relaxed atmosphere, no pressure to have to drive and with plenty of time to spend with your guests.

We have no hesitation in saying it is all about our guests. We are absolutely committed to making sure it is a magical day so that the bride and groom, along with your family and friends, enjoy a celebration filled with the most wonderful memories, to cherish forever.

With this in mind we collaborate closely with you to create exactly the style of wedding you have always dreamed of, and will provide all our expertise to ensure that everything runs smoothly.

(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?


Additional Charges

After-dinner drinks
Entertainment – Band/ String trio/ harpist/ DJ etc
Different chairs – if required
Wedding cake
Marriage celebrant
Make-up artist
Hair stylist
Spa Treatments
For additional wedding guests not staying at Huka Lodge there is a charge of NZ$195.00 + GST per person for the wedding celebration dinner.


Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here


Celebrations Hosted Here Since
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Indoors & Outdoors
Designated Smoking Areas Only
18 Junior Lodge Suites, one double Lodge Suite, four-suite Owner's Cottage and two-suite Alan Pye Cottage. 
We also have a total of six Escort Rooms available, suitable for children or a single adult. 
Kid Friendly Events
Handicap Accessible
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
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.

The garden at Huka Lodge is ranked as a 'Garden of National Significance' and deemed to be of regional importance by the New Zealand Gardens Trust.

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.
The 18 Junior Lodge Suites enjoy beautiful riverside views, en suite bathrooms with separate shower and deep bath, twin hand basins – with under floor heating.

The double Lodge Suite (at 78m2) features a sitting room with fireplace, dining, spacious bedroom and two well appointed bathrooms.

The Owner’s Cottage offers the ultimate in Huka Lodge hospitality. Perfect for a house party for a family or a group of friends, this exclusive
self-contained cottage has four generous suites, with butler service and personal chef.

The Alan Pye Cottage offers another stunning style of cottage experience within the property. Smaller in scale, with two large suites and superbly appointed, also with a butler service and personal chef.
Standout Venue Features:

The Main Lodge building draws guests like bees to honey. It is from here that having breakfasted well, guests either set off for adventure, or settle in a comfortable chair with a book beside a log fire.

Come evening, candles are lit, lights dimmed and the drinks set out. Guests gather to make each other’s acquaintance, share stories of their day and enjoy the superb cuisine, prepared using the finest of ingredients and complemented by exceptional wines. Service is both solicitous and seamless, designed to anticipate.

Celebration Locations
Main Lodge:
Enjoy panoramic views of the beautiful river, the cosy log fire and dine at an antique table for two tucked into a private corner of this warm and richly atmospheric room.
- View: Deep turquoise green waters of the Waikato River
- Max Capacity: 70 guests
The Trophy Room:
The Trophy Room which is located upstairs within the main Lodge can seat 20 guests.
- Max Capacity: 20 Guests
The Orchard:
On top of the wine cellar is a small orchard of heirloom crabapple trees, providing a stunning display of blossom come spring. Here, two outdoor fireplaces, further supplemented by chiminea, you will find two canopied tables
- Max Capacity: 20 Guests
The Jetty Pavilion:
On the bank of the deep turquoise-green waters of the Waikato River. The clever use of a mirror ensures that whatever side of the table you sit on, you can enjoy the magical beauty of the river.
- View: The Stunning Waikato River
- Max Capacity: 6 Guests
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Every day our Executive Chef, Paul Froggatt and his team present a five-course dinner showcasing the very best seasonal ingredients. Service is both seamless and solicitous.


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