We arrived at the Taupo Airport and were greeted by our Huka Lodge chauffeur who drove my excited husband and I to the beautiful Huka Lodge
As we entered the Huka Lodge the gorgeous park like grounds opened up before us to the beautiful call of the Tui, I felt so relaxed and ready to rest at the retreat I had planned for our wedding anniversary.
We had arrived just after 2pm and were shown to our Junior Lodge Suite, as the doors opened our elegant and stylish room was revealed before our eyes.
We settled into our spacious room and opened the french doors to the outdoor wooden terrace at the front of our suite, I feel we are nestled into the beautiful gardens.
After our busy morning we spend some of the afternoon relaxing on our terrace with our books with views sweeping across the lawn to the deep turquoise green, hypnotic waters of the beautiful Waikato River.
Once sufficiently relaxed we decide to explore the extensive gardens, before dressing for dinner.
Out in the gardens we walk past native New Zealand trees as the fantail birds flutter past, we continue beyond the majestic Redwood trees, which I found out later date back to the founding of the property in the 1920s.
We walk to the lodge for our pre-dinner drinks, I indulge in champagne and then in a sumptuous five-course dinner. We are in second heaven as we walk back to our lodge suite in the evening under the picturesque stars.
Our morning was a relaxed affair and after our country breakfast we meet our fly fishing guide who showed us how to cast on the lawn for a couple of hours, I felt as though I have mastered the art when we went for lunch.
After a luxurious meal we head to the recommended stream with our experienced guide for our fly fishing afternoon. We are so lucky, as after just 40 minutes we caught a beautiful rainbow trout, the morning practice had been a success!
We wake to our last morning and after breakfast I treat myself to a relaxing in-room deep tissue massage treatment, I feel rejuvenated and revived.
We check out just before 11am and feel restored as we leave the gates of Huka Lodge behind us on our transfer to the Taupo Airport. I can’t wait to return to our new found hideaway.
Location: 271 Huka Falls Road, Taupo, 3377
Room/Tariffs: from $795 excluding GST pp per night