Rise early today to meet your Avcair team in the Executive lounge, where they will brief you on the flight path to your destination and await with your private jet. Unwind and enjoy the comfort of your flight, with a succulent breakfast menu, made to your order and a choice of various beverages to indulge in during the duration of your flight.
Upon arrival in Taupo your lodge transfers will be waiting for you, the scenic flight over Taupo town, lakes and rivers will be approximately 15 minutes in flight duration and will land you right at your suite door. Take a minute to freshen up and admire the harmonious, yet deliberately simple approach to the beauty of the landscape dominating the lodges luxury.
After taking a moment to unwind you will be asked to join your pilot again to embark on the Hawke’s wine trail, via private helicopter. This opportunity will allow you to encounter some spectacular scenery over the Hawke Bay region, the Kaimanawa Forest Park and Mohaka River. Take the time to taste some of the region’s most famous wines, learn about the history of viticulture in New Zealand and try the region’s best delicacies for lunch.
Returning to the lodge after your wine journey and spectacular scenery view over Taupo, you will be invited to pre-dinner drinks with canapes, and then a 5-course digestion that the Executive Chef creates daily with the regions finest ingredients. Each day Executive Chef Paul Froggatts creates a new menu, various decedent dining options will be available at your leisure and a fine selection of wines to pair. A table for 2 under the stars, within the 17-acres of the manicured gardens, a tucked away garden view in the most unexpected place or even for the cooler nights a panoramic view of the river, by a cosy wood fire. These are a few of the sublime romantic indoor or outdoor private dining areas that the lodge provides to guests if they desire.
*Please request private dining upon booking, as is subject to availability
Wake up and open your French wooden doors to the elegant beauty around you, it’s now time to indulge in a full country breakfast and get organised for your Huka experience. A private vehicle will be waiting for you to transport you from the lodge to Taupo boat harbour. Join your crew on board the charter for a 3 hour cruise, with lunch and wine along the beautiful lake Taupo and partake in some fishing in world famous trout fishing areas.
Inflite charters will now transfer you to your awaiting helicopter, the next part of your journey will be 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.
After returning to the lodge you are invited to use any guest facilities and once again take part in pre-drinks and canapes, with a 5-course dining menu.
Unwind in the peaceful surroundings and privacy of your own room with a deep tissue and stress relief massage. Relax your tired muscles and rejuvenate your body. Prior to your afternoon departure enhance your stage and enjoy the lodges recreation activities. Be swept away by the beauty of the gardens and take yourself on a tour of the manicured 17-acres, hire one of the lodge bikes and take a ride around the lake, play some tennis or croquet, have a picnic in the gardens or even just relax in the pool/ twin spas.
If you are feeling a little more adventurous you can indulge yourself in one of the additional lodge activities. Horse ride through the mountain valley (Only available October- April), Quad adventures across farmland and native bushland, Jet boat along Huka falls, have a tee off at the Wairakei International Gold Course, guided hikes to Greenstone lake or Tongariro national park or stop off at Taupo’s motorsport park where you can take a race car or Holden/ Ford v8 for a spin around the track facility.
In the afternoon your helicopter transfer will be waiting for you, here you will encounter another scenic 15 minute flight back to Taupo airport where your private jet will await. Relax and luxuriate in the last leg of your Taupo journey, with a decadent dinner made to your order and a choice of various beverages to indulge in during the duration of your flight. With arrival of your flight back to Australia the Avcair team will disembark you back into the departed executive lounge.
Clients have the option to fully customise the itinerary and extend the duration of stay to the desired destination, however please allow for price adjustments based on customisation requirements. Additional itinerary suggestions could be:
Enjoying the best of both worlds with a floatplane and boast cruise combo. Soar over the Waikato river and over the mighty Huka falls and land in a private secluded beach where your launch will be waiting for you. Then take a relaxing scenic cruise of Lake Taupo, fish for the regions famous rainbow trout and enjoy the spectacular Maori rock carvings.
Weather an experiences fisherman or complete novice you can partake in fly fishing in the renowned Tongariro river, which is classed as one of the best fly fishing rivers in the world. Let the experienced instructors show you their casting techniques and equip you ready for a fly fishing safari.
The history of the volcanic central plateau region, combined with stunning scenery, fresh, clean rivers, a huge lake and strong Maori culture make it one of the most interesting areas for walking and hiking. Set off for the day on a Lake cruise & hike, guided Heli hike or a Birdwatching hike; where your personal guide will take you to the most panoramic views over the Western bays of Lake Taupo.
The central North Island offers some of the best hunting in New Zealand, hunting is available all year round with the possibility of a good trophy head. Can be inclusive pf bird hunting, deer, ram and goats.
Lifting off the grounds of Huka lodge to many different panoramic views around the northern Taupo area, take a route to the White Islands & Mt Tarawere over the most colourful volcanic area and champagne pools or a flight over the falls to the plains of Central Plateau where the original ‘Hobbiton’ movie set is based.