Huka Lodge lands title of New Zealand’s most romantic hotel


An exclusive hotel on the banks of the Waikato River has landed a plaudit as one of the most romantic hotels in the world.

Better known as a fishing lodge for the rich and famous, Huka Lodge near Taupō refuses to be type cast.

The lodge features at number 6 in the 50 Most Romantic Hotels for 2022. The list was compiled by agency Big 7 Travel for Valentines Day.

Netting such loved-up guests as Bill Gates, at least one Monty Python and Her Majesty Elizabeth Windsor, the Huka attracts a rarefied crowd. While the 1920s fishing lodge is a very grand affair, there are 20 private suites hidden in the grounds for a more boutique experience and secluded views of the river.

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