Huka Lodge featured in ABC's hit romance reality series 'The Bachelor'

Huka Lodge featured in ABC's hit romance reality series 'The Bachelor'

Huka Lodge has been welcoming travelers in search of romance and adventure since 1924, so it was naturally fitting that America’s highly popular romance reality series The Bachelor should choose to film an episode this season at the iconic property in the picturesque Taupo region of New Zealand’s North Island.

The episode, which features Bachelor Juan Pablo and the final eight girls in the competition, is expected to air to millions of viewers through the major US network ABC, and reflects a successful collaboration between Tourism New Zealand, Huka Lodge and a range of local operators wanting to jointly promote the region.

Set amongst 17 acres of park-like grounds on the banks of the Waikato River, Huka Lodge has a global reputation for providing outstanding service to guests in its 25 luxurious suites, offering a truly romantic place for couples and honeymooners.

Huka Lodge offers a haven of privacy and romance for the world’s A-list on many an occasion and is also chosen by those seeking a memorable place for one of life’s defining moments – the wedding proposal. This exclusive and elegant property has also been selected as the venue for many stunning and spectacular wedding events.

The Huka Lodge guest experience has been refined over the past 90 years to deliver extraordinary hospitality, complemented by unique and truly authentic outdoor activities. The romantic Time Together and Honeymoon packages are amongst the offering of special experiences created by Huka Lodge to showcase the amazing beauty and recreational resources of the surrounding area – which includes one of New Zealand’s magnificent World Heritage parks.

After a day of exploring, guests meet for pre-dinner drinks followed by nightly five-course degustation menus, featuring the finest local produce and New Zealand wines prepared by the Lodge’s own talented chef. It’s a chance to mix with other guests, many who travel from around the world regularly to return this magical place. For couples that want the intimacy of dining alone, there are over 20 romantic indoor and outdoor locations available, all guaranteed to create a memorable evening.

Inspired by The Bachelor, Huka Lodge has a special Honeymoon package to share.

Huka Lodge is a sister property to Dolphin Island, Fiji and Grande Provence Estate, South Africa. All three properties comprise The Huka Retreats and are the vision of their founder, entrepreneur Alex van Heeren.


On ABC’s hit primetime reality series The Bachelor, one lucky man is offered the chance to find true love. A single and eligible Bachelor embarks on a romantic journey, getting to know a number of beautiful women, gradually narrowing the field as he continues his search for his soul mate. At the end of this romantic voyage, if he has found the one, will there be a proposal — and will she say yes? Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelor is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.

When Juan Pablo Galavis, a former professional soccer player from Venezuela, stepped out of the limo last season to meet Bachelorette Desiree Hartsock, he also stepped into the hearts of female fans across the country, women who were taken with his sincerity, easy-going charm and good looks. The dashing single dad, very devoted to his young daughter, Camila, was ready to find love. Despite failing to win Desiree’s heart, Juan Pablo became one of the most talked-about men of the season; now, he is back with his own chance to find the love of his life and a wife — as well as a stepmother to his daughter — from among 27 beautiful bachelorettes. Follow Juan Pablo’s search for his soul mate in the 18th edition of The Bachelor Mondays (8:00–10:01 p.m., ET) on ABC.

The 18th season of The Bachelor airs Mondays 8/7c on ABC. For more information on The Bachelor, click here.

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