DVD, CD and book library, free WiFi throughout, swimming pools, gardens. In rooms: flatscreen TV, CD/DVD player, iPod dock, minibar, own-label toiletries.
If you want privacy, the Owner’s Cottage sits on a sunny promontory above the river with stunning vistas downstream to the Huka Falls. The Alan Pye Cottage, named after Huka’s founder, has an Arts and Crafts look, as well as your own infinity and spa pools, a stone pavilion with outdoor dining table and fireplace, and a private chef and butler on tap.
There are three alfresco pools to soak in: one large and two smaller and more private.
A Belstaff jacket for strolling the grounds (those motorcycle details are great for rocking a modern country look). Designer shades – past guests include Kate Winslet, Barry Humphries and Bill Gates.
The Lodge also has four single rooms, ideal for older children or nannies.
Baby cots are free; extra beds for older children in triple rooms possible for a fee. Babysitting with a local nanny NZ$25 an hour; 24 hours’ notice required.
Welcome. Huka Lodge can provide free baby cots, or extra beds for older children in triple rooms (charged a person, a night). Babysitting with a local nanny can be arranged given 24 hours' notice, for NZ$20 per hour (including tax).
Any age, although Huka Lodge's dramatic riverside grounds might be a little hair-raising with young children.
The Lodge Rooms, some of which interconnect, are ideal for families with young children. The hotel can supply free baby cots, or extra beds for older children in triple rooms, from NZ$635–NZ$1,115 a person a night.
Within the grounds kids can enjoy the swimming pool and spa pool, tennis, petanque, croquet or mountain biking.
Rates include breakfast, apéritifs, dinner and local airport transfers.
Kids are allowed in Huka Lodge's restaurant at breakfast or lunchtime only. The lodge offers a children's menu and can supply high chairs, packed lunches or heat up baby food and milk.
The lodge can arrange babysitting with a local nanny given 24 hours' notice for NZ$20 an hour, including tax at 12.5 per cent.
No need to pack
Baby cots or car seats. The lodge can also order in any diapers, toiletres, baby foods or other supplies required for infants.
Cots and car seats are available for free, but need to be booked on reservation. There will be a charge for any other child-friendly supplies ordered in specially.