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Poronui Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

Poronui

Accommodation

Below is some of the wonderful accommodation to include on your journey.

Solitaire Lodge £££££

  • New Zealand
  • Wilderness

Solitaire Lodge sits amidst native bush, overlooking the serene waters of Lake Tarawera, with the volcanic slopes of Mount Tarawera beyond. The nine suites have a homely feel, all with private balcony and the huge picture windows throughout the hotel ensure all areas, from the free-standing baths to the acclaimed restaurant make the most of the spectacular views. There is no pool or gym, but the lakeside location provides plenty of opportunities, from lake swimming to kayaking and hiking.

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Huka Lodge £££££

  • New Zealand
  • Boutique
  • Wilderness

Regularly rated as one of the world’s top retreats, Huka Lodge dates to the 1920s when it was originally a simple fishing lodge. Located on the shores of the Waikato River, a short distance from the cascading Huka Falls, this boutique lodge combines extremely comfortable accommodation with a gourmet dining experience and magical location. The 19 rooms and two cottages are furnished using antiques and historical artwork and all have bifold doors framing the wonderful river views. Facilities include a choice of swimming pools, tennis courts and plenty of experiences from fishing to cycling.

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