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, join the Waianiwa, a stylish 50ft twin-diesel launch with a cruising speed of between 12-20 knots. 

This 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

During your 3½ hour trip you will have a 30-minute scenic helicopter flight over the Huka Falls, Wairakei Geothermal Power Station region, Mt. Tauhara, Maori rock carvings and the northern shores of Lake Taupo.

Land at Taupo boat harbour to join the Waianiwa. Enjoy a buffet lunch onboard while cruising on the lake. Before returning to the Taupo Marina you will have an opportunity to fish the beautiful, clear waters of Lake Taupo.

The trip includes fishing licences, lunch, wines and beverages. Clay target shooting is also available if weather conditions permit.

Pricing on request. Please contact Reservations.

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