The Huka Experiences

The 'Must Do' factor

The ultimate and ‘must do’ experience while staying at Huka Lodge, has to be a combination of a scenic helicopter flight over the magnificent Kaimanawa Ranges, the World Heritage site of Tongariro National Park and a scenic boat cruise on New Zealand’s largest lake. Lake Taupo was created as a result of a volcanic eruption in 181AD.

We have created two Huka Experience adventures which both showcase these ‘must do’ highlights.

The Ultimate Huka Experience

Departing on a 6-7 hour trip you will fly either south from the Lodge to the Kaimanawa Range wilderness, with possible sightings of wild horses and Red or Sika deer. Land next to the famous Rangitikei River to view the large trophy-size Rainbow trout. Return to the lake edge via areas of volcanic activity and craters of the Tongariro National Park OR alternatively travel north via the famous Huka Falls, following the Waikato River to the Wai-O-Tapu and Waimangu geothermal regions. Fly over and around the dormant volcanic cone of Mt. Tarawera, which last erupted in 1886. Return to Lake Taupo via some of the spectacularly lush farm and forest lands of the central North Island.

After your 1 hour 20 minute flight, your vessel will be found awaiting your arrival in a remote bay on Lake Taupo. Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch and whilst cruising back to the Taupo Marina try your hand at trout fishing as you take in the spectacular scenery.

Included in your trip are – your fishing licences, buffet lunch, afternoon tea, wines and beverages and landing fees.

Clay target shooting is also available if weather conditions permit.

Pricing on request. Please contact Reservations.

The Mini Huka Experience

Huka Falls

Huka Falls

Transfer by private vehicle from the Lodge to Taupo Boat Harbour, join your crew on board your private launch for 3 hours of cruising and trout fishing on beautiful Lake Taupo. INFLITE Charters will then transfer you to your waiting helicopter for the next leg of this tour, including a scenic flight showcasing the best of Taupo. Fly over Mt. Tauhara, take in a bird’s-eye-view of the Wairakei Geothermal Terraces, where silica-enriched water flows from the geyser into blue pools, cascading over the terraces while depositing large amounts of silica. These deposits have formed amazing terraces reminiscent of the world renowned Pink and White Terraces of Tarawera. From your helicopter enjoy amazing aerial views of the Craters of the Moon, the northern shores of Lake Taupo and the magnificent Maori Rock Carvings. Your flight path then takes you back over the mighty Huka Falls before landing on the lawn at Huka Lodge. 

Allow 30 minutes helicopter flight duration and 3.5 hours for boat charter and transfers. 

Includes: Lunch on board your private launch, wines and beverages, trout fishing and fishing licences.

Subject to boat and helicopter bookings, this tour may also operate in reverse order.

Pricing on request. Please contact Reservations.

All prices quoted above are inclusive of a 15% Goods and Services Tax (GST).