Tom Laughlin

Atamai guide, Tom Loughlin

Two-night package 

Enjoy a 4-5 hour excursion with a member of the local Maori Ngati Tuwharetoa tribe and learn about the culture and the spiritual significance of the Taupo area. The Atamai Package has been created exclusively for guests staying at Huka Lodge and provides a contemporary cultural exchange.

This Atamai package includes:

  • Accommodation for two, for two nights, in a Junior Lodge Suite, with a bottle of Tohu Whenua Awa Pinot Noir wine to enjoy during your stay.
  • Pre-dinner drinks with canapés, gourmet five-course dinners and breakfasts daily.
  • In the evening, after your arrival, at a time to suit, you will meet with your guide briefly to discuss any particular personal interest you may have – flora, fauna, food, art, spiritual, etc. that you would like to see included in your Atamai experience.
  • The following morning you will be collected from the Lodge by your guide and driven in a private vehicle to visit significant tribal locations, walk, talk and to immerse yourself in the world of the Ngati Tuwharetoa for half a day.
  • Lunch will be enjoyed in a secluded, elevated location, the Karangahape Lookout, on the western shores of the magnificent Lake Taupo. We also offer the opportunity to take a scenic helicopter flight, for your return journey back to the Lodge (at an additional cost).
  • Use of all Lodge facilities, and return Taupo Airport transfers, if required.

Junior Lodge Suite (on a double/twin occupancy basis) 2020:



01 – 30 April 2020


01 May – 30 Sept. 2020


01 Oct. – 14 Dec. 2020

Junior Lodge Suite NZ$1,823.00
per person, per night
per person, per night
per person, per night
with Squirrel helicopter transfer NZ$2,400.00 
per person, per night
per person, per night
per person, per night

This Atamai Package is also available with  accommodation at the Owner’s Cottage and Alan Pye Cottage. Rates can be provided on request. 

All prices quoted are in New Zealand dollars and include GST of 15%. This offer is subject to availability. 

While every effort will be made to provide this offer in the form in which it is currently published, there could be last-minute changes due to circumstances beyond our control.