Tom Laughlin

Atamai guide, Tom Loughlin

Two-night package 

Spend a half-day with a member of our local Maori tribe, Ngati Tuawharetoa, and learn about the culture and spiritual significance of the Taupo area. The Atamai experience has been created especially for Huka Lodge guests; providing a totally authentic, contemporary cultural exchange.

The package includes:

  • Accommodation for two, for two nights, at Huka Lodge, where a bottle of Tohu Whenua Awa Pinot Noir wine awaits in your suite.

  • Pre-dinner drinks with canapés, five-course dinners and full country breakfasts during entire stay.

  • On the evening of arrival, at a time to suit, you will meet with your Atamai 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 Atamai 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.

  • Use of all Lodge facilities and return Taupo Airport transfers, if required.

Junior Lodge Suite (on a double/twin occupancy basis) 2019:


01 Oct. – 30 Nov. 2019

Junior Lodge Suite NZ$1,823.00
per person, per night

Owner's Cottage or Alan Pye Cottage, (on a double/twin occupancy basis) 2019:


01 Oct. – 30 Nov. 2019

Owner's Cottage or
Alan Pye Cottage
per person, per night

This package is not available during the weekend.

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.