77–105 Huka Falls Rd., Taupo, Waikato, 3351, New Zealand
Set on 17 blissful acres, this riverfront lodge is one of the country's finest and has seen its fair share of prominent guests over the years. Large, lavish suites have a rustic-chic decor plus French doors that open to a view across lawns to the river. Two separate, multisuite cottages are the height of luxury. Predinner drinks, a five-course dinner, and a hearty country breakfast are included in the rate. The lodge can arrange practically anything under the sun and, despite the level of sophistication, welcomes families traveling with children; the team will organize age-appropriate activities and even line up babysitters if parents want to spend some time alone. Although it is expensive, Huka Lodge offers a range of packages—so it's worth checking well ahead to see what's available. You might get four nights for the price of three.
- one of the world's best lodges with a knowing and established clientele
- perfection does not come cheap
Rate Includes: Some mealsAverage room price is per person per night
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