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Within 17-acres of magnificently manicured grounds, accommodation is available within just 25 suites. All nestling along the banks of the magnificent Waikato River, upstream from the mighty Huka Falls.virtually unlimited reef, sand flats, and underwater channels, we are truly blessed with a vast number of untouched saltwater territory.Enter through the gates of Huka Lodge and immediately begin to leave the real world behind. As guests journey the length of the drive and encounter the park-like grounds, a feeling of peace and tranquility begins to gently envelop them.
That very first glimpse of the deep turquoise green waters of the Waikato River brings further affirmation of the potential that awaits.
Offering elegance and refinement our luxury accommodation in Taupo endears its self to discerning luxury travellers in New Zealand. Choose from 18 Junior Lodge Suites, one Lodge Suite, the four-bedroom Owner’s Cottage and the two-bedroom Alan Pye Cottage – guests luxuriate in an exclusive hospitality experience. With no known visitors apart from the Sport Fishing PNG team, the destinations are untouched. Labeled as the premier saltwater destination in the world, you will not be disappointed.
Papua New Guinea is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It encompasses the eastern half of New Guinea, the world’s second largest island; the Bismarck Archipelago (New Britain, New Ireland, the Admiralty Islands, and several others); Bougainville and Buka (part of the Solomon Islands chain); and small offshore islands and atolls. The national capital, Port Moresby, is located in southeastern New Guinea on the Coral Sea.
Due to its tropical location, the country offers 2 main fishing seasons; the Wet and the Dry. Avoiding the South-Easterly winds during the Wet season (December – May), we head out to sea targeting our beloved Giant Trevally, Dogtooth Tuna, and other reef and pelagic species. During the Dry season (June – November), when the rivers are at their lowest levels, we head into the most remote river spots to target the PNG Black Bass and Barramundi. Having 2 main seasons, we are lucky to be able to fish year-round.
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At 616-square kilometers, it is the land mass equivalent of Singapore. The lake’s attractive pumice sand beaches give it the appearance of an inland ocean and it offers excellent all year round scenic lake cruises and fishing experiences. Most fishing on the lake takes the form of trolling using either lures or flies, with the catch averaging around four pounds.
Whether you are an experienced fly fisherman or a complete novice, you will find fly fishing both a delight and a challenge. The Taupo region has some of the best fly fishing rivers in the world and is also New Zealand’s most popular trout fishing location. The Waitahanui, Hinemaiaia and Tongariro rivers are great attractions for keen fishermen the world over. Amongst the exquisite scenery of this lush region, anglers of any skill will enjoy this experience.
Anglers come to the local rivers to fish for spawning trout, which run up the rivers from Lake Taupo during the colder winter months. Both Rainbow and Brown trout frequent these waters and disappointments are rare.
Your fishing guide will collect you from Huka Lodge in a four-wheel drive vehicle and return you again after your excursion. Guides provide top quality rods, reels, waders, and flies.
Charges begin from when your guide arrives and end upon your return to Huka Lodge. All prices are based on a maximum of two anglers per guide.
Please see below for details of the fly fishing packages we have available for you.
some of the world’s greatest sport fishing, Papua New Guinea promises not only amazing blue water fishing but also unique, wild river fishing experiences.
The team at Sport Fishing Papua New Guinea, offer incredible fishing adventures to remote and unspoiled destinations. We are the professional choice for beginners through to expert anglers from across the globe for extraordinary fishing tours.
If you want to target the iconic PNG Black Bass and huge Barramundi in these ancient rivers or chase Giant Trevally and Dogtooth Tuna on remote reefs and atolls, you are guaranteed to take home some of the world’s best fishing tales.
Four superbly decorated spacious en suite guest rooms are anchored by a central living room, dining area, kitchen, and den. The colour palette is deliberately muted with elegant use of soft cream and caramel hues for the walls and bleached oak wooden parquet floors throughout. This all contributes to an ambiance of calm restful relaxation within the Cottage.
The Cottage displays work by some of New Zealand’s foremost artists – Max Gimblet, Mervyn Taylor, Don Binney, Paul Dibble, and Dick Frizell to name a few. The entire retreat is furbished generously with unique pieces chosen for their comfort, beauty, and history – like the wonderful 1920s French oak chairs in the living room.
Huka Lodge was established in the 1920s as a simple fishing lodge and to this day, the size and fighting spirit of Taupo’s famous Rainbow and Brown trout continues to draw anglers from around the world to the property, to enjoy the challenge of this legendary experience.
- Accommodation for two nights, for two guests, in a riverside Junior Lodge Suite, full country breakfast, one three-course lunch, pre-dinner drinks with canapés and superb five-course dinner each day.
- After a full country breakfast, depart at 10.00am for private fly-casting tuition, followed by a half-day of fly fishing on a beautiful river or stream nearby. A rustic picnic hamper for two will accompany you on your fishing adventure. Use of all fishing gear and licenses are included.
- Two Rodd & Gunn beanie hats OR Huka Lodge caps, two pairs of Merinomink fine socks and a handcrafted rimu timber fly box.
- Use of all Lodge facilities and return Taupo Airport transfers, if required.
- A pair of Huka Lodge branded stainless steel hydro flasks.
Meals & Drinks
British-born chef Paul Froggatt initially trained in the UK and in France where his career highlights included working at Gidleigh Park Hotel* (Two Michelin-Star), Bernard Loiseau en Bourgogne*(Three Michelin-Star) and Château de Courcelles (One Michelin-Star). Paul followed this by stints at two of Singapore’s most popular leading European restaurants, San Marco and Saint Pierre*. Most recently Paul has been the Chef de Cuisine at the Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel’s Amber Restaurant (Two Michelin Star), in Hong Kong. During his time at Amber the restaurant was voted as one of the Top 10 restaurants within the annual San Pellegrino 50 Best Restaurants awards. In 2016, Huka Lodge, with Executive Chef, Paul Froggatt, were admitted as members of France’s exclusive ‘Les Grandes Tables du Monde‘.
As a chef, I’ve always had two ambitions for my career. The first was to cook to the highest level of Michelin Stars and I’ve now done this at three of Europe’s great restaurants. The second has been to work at a leading lodge, where I can create the sort of environment where guests feel welcome and at home, almost as if they were in my own kitchen. For this reason, working with Huka Lodge is a dream come true for me.
The team at FishingEarth will work with you to put together the most cost-effective and time-efficient travel plans for you. We will work with you to make sure that your budget and time limitations are taken into account and the best route there and of course the best route home. AtThis FishingEarth we get excited for you when you are going on a FishingEarth Fishing Adventure. But the thing that makes us smile is when you walk in your front door ‘home’ safe and sound.
The first week in March through to the 20th of December. Typically the charters are five days and six nights or six days and seven nights.
Typically the charters are five days and six nights or six days and seven nights. But, arrangements can be made for shorter or indeed longer trips.