Thursday 2 December 2010

Give Huka Lodge this Christmas

Could there be a lovelier way to see in the New Year than luxuriating in sumptuous, indulgent and relaxed style at New Zealand's iconic Huka Lodge? Or why not give your nearest and dearest a gift voucher to stay at Huka Lodge during 2011 - so much more exciting than a pair of socks! Ranging from a gourmet three course lunch by Michelin-starred chef Michel Louws to a helicopter ride over the region's spectacular scenery, these packages are sure to impress.

From November to December 2010, Huka Lodge is offering the following fabulous Gift Certificate selection. From a bottle of their award-winning wine, to one of their amazing lifestyle packages, a Huka Lodge gift will always impress. Dine Gourmet cuisine continues to define the famous Huka Lodge experience. Michelin-starred Executive Chef, Michel Louws and his team prepare superb meals using the freshest and best quality produce on a daily basis.

Over 20 deliberately romantic venues are available for private dining - both indoor and outdoor - many with outdoor fireplaces.

Gift vouchers are available from NZ$98.00 for:

- A three-course lunch at Huka Lodge

- A five-course dinner at Huka Lodge, including pre-dinner drinks

- Gift vouchers from NZ$185.00 for dining, accompanied by a bottle of selected wine.

Savour A stunning family of New Zealand wines are selected as Huka Lodge house wines every year, for the enjoyment of their guests. They also stock a collection of wines from sister property Grande Provence Estate. Located in Franschhoek, in the Western Cape winelands, this 300-year old historic wine estate produces some very highly regarded, award-winning wines. These fine New Zealand and South African wines can be purchased as a gift, from NZ$85.00 per bottle.

Sleep Gift vouchers for a one-night stay or longer can be purchased for a number of Huka Lodge accommodation options. They are available for:

- A stay in one of 18 Jnr Lodge Suites from NZ$915.00 per person, per night, on a double occupancy basis

- A stay in our Lodge Suite from NZ$1605.00 per person, per night, on a double occupancy basis

- A stay in the exclusive four-suite Owner's Cottage or the two-suite Alan Pye Cottage from NZ$3870.00 per couple, per night Unwind The Huka Lodge Packages offer a fabulous variety of unique recreational pursuits - in particular fishing for Taupo's famous trophy-size trout (Fly Fishing II & Fly Fishing III), golf (Time Together & Escape), adventure & activity (Geo-active), hiking (Great Outdoors) and spectacular sightseeing (Ultimate Package). These outdoor adventures are complemented by a food, wine and lifestyle package (Gourmet).

From NZ$4336.00 per couple, for two nights NEW YEAR CELEBRATION AT HUKA LODGE Stay at Huka Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand for a fantastic end to 2010 and for an absolutely superb start to 2011. Combine a location of unrivalled beauty with a reputation for generous hospitality, gourmet cuisine, seamless service and New Year's Eve.

Gather in the main Lodge Room for pre-dinner drinks and canapés, then enjoy a leisurely five-course dinner, prepared by Executive Chef, Michel Louws and his team. Each course of this especially prepared menu will be accompanied by wines selected to further enhance the whole experience. Candle light and beautiful flowers continue to embody the ambience of a very special evening. A five-piece band will entertain you and have your feet tapping as midnight draws closer. The chilled Champagne will flow and the fireworks are a spectacular way to farewell 2010 and welcome in 2011.

Huka Lodge is still able to accommodate guests for the New Year celebration, please contact however, Christmas Day is now fully booked.

From 20 December - 05 January 2011 the Huka Lodge tariff is from NZ$1375.00 + gst per person, per night (double/twin occupancy), for a Jnr Lodge Suite. A minimum two-night stay applies during this period. The Owner's Cottage and Alan Pye Cottage start from NZ$8400.00 + gst per couple, per night (double/twin occupancy). A minimum three-night stay is required for both of the Cottages during this period.

A surcharge of NZ$400.00 + gst per person applies to Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Rates are inclusive of accommodation, pre-dinner drinks, superb five-course dinners, country breakfasts, use of all Lodge facilities, and Taupo Airport transfers if required.

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