I have previously blogged on how great Huka Lodge is, so I was delighted to see this great article on the Conde Nast Travel website – click here to view. Under recommended hotel and “Super Lodges” I can confirm that both Huka Lodge & Cape Kidnappers are indeed super lodges and a definite must visit while in New Zealand; the service and accommodation are second to none! The pictures just confirm how great these properties are…the best way to spend time and relax during your golf vacation.
By Denise McKee. Denise has been with PerryGolf for over 10 years andone of the members of staff responsible for our South Pacific programs
New Zealand is a beautiful country with so many unique and breathtaking sights. One of my most memorable experiences there was when I visited Huka Falls in Wairakei Park; the largest falls on the Waikato River (New Zealand’s longest river) near Taupo on New Zealand’s North Island. Huka Falls is only a short 5-minute drive north of Lake Taupo.
The Falls have to be one of the most spectacular sights I have ever seen; there are several viewing platforms and a 30-minute riverside walk that incorporates the many observation points. Located along the banks of the Waikato River (about 300m from Huka Falls ) is the award-winning Huka Lodge – you couldn’t imagine a better place to stay! With just 25 rooms in total, they offer a relaxing, intimate and first class service. Their dining experience is a must thanks to the Michelin star chefs working with local produce to provide an unforgettable culinary event for guests. Located in the grounds is their wine cellar, an underground chamber that can seat up to 10 guests for dinner – but this is just one of the fun and innovative ideas that the Lodge has in place.
In my mind, Huka Lodge is worth the expense, and incorporating a trip to the Falls is an absolute ‘must do’ on any vacation to New Zealand.
By Denise McKee. Denise has been with PerryGolf for over 10 years and is one of our team members responsible for our South Pacific programs.
Over the years I have seen the marketing machines for airlines use various hyped expressions to describe their latest service introduction…usually it is just oversell with relatively little innovative thinking. This mornings news from Air New Zealand with their genuinely redesigned economy seat…er couch is fresh thinking indeed. I commend them on their innovation.
By definition travel to New Zealand is long haul due to it location, but the effort is rewarded when you get there. One of the truly great country house experiences anywhere in the world awaits you at Huka Lodge which just received the Tatler Award for enduring excellence. Huka Lodge holds the distinction as either the only, or one of only two places in the world to host Queen Elizabeth II on three separate occasions for a personal trip. Not something you see on many hotel brochures!
About the Author: Gordon Dalgleish is the Co-Founding Director of PerryGolf, the leading provider of international golf vacations. You can find him onGoogle+