The Huka Lodge Helicopter Adventure!
November 4, 2008 · Print This Article
Your helicopter awaits on the front lawn of Huka Lodge. From here you will fly along the eastern edge of Lake Taupo towards the majestic Kaimanawa mountain ranges. As you approach, sit back in awe as the alpine scenery unfolds before you. Once your Pilot has set the aircraft down beside the crystal waters of the Rangatiki River, you may take a short walk to one of the many secluded pools which are home to some of New Zealand’s largest Rainbow trout. This is nature at its best!
Re-board your helicopter for the remainder of the flight, which continues west along the Kaimanawas towards Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe and the snow-capped peaks and crater lake of Mt Ruapehu. On a clear day visibility exceeds 50km. Descend from the mountains, head towards the Western Bays of Lake Taupo where your pilot will set the aircraft down on a remote rock shelf where a well-appointed motor launch, a sumptuous lunch and a chilled bottle of New Zealand wine awaits you. En route back to Taupo you will have the opportunity to troll for trout or you may wish to try your hand at clay pigeon shooting or swim in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Taupo. On arrival at the Taupo Boat Harbour, a courtesy vehicle awaits to transfer you back to Huka Lodge. What a day! I’m ready to experience Huka Lodge now!
New Zealand offers an incredible variety of activities - all available while visiting Huka Lodge:
There are eight golf courses available within a 30 minute drive of Huka Lodge. The nearby Wairakei International Golf Course is a favourite with guests and the venue for the popular ‘Huka Lodge Classic’ Golf Tournament held every year. Contact us for information on this tournament.
Lake Taupo provides a truly aquatic playground and water skiing punctuated by swimming and picnicking is a wonderful way to spend the day.
In spectacular crisp air with huge views - freefall from 9,000 feet and truly know the sheer exhilaration such adventure brings.
A fast thrilling ride on the mighty Waikato River. An exciting and memorable adventure experience on one of the best of New Zealand’s famous rivers.
WHITE & BLACK WATER RAFTING
Fabulous day trips on either the Tongariro or Rangitaiki Rivers. Lots of adrenalin, lots of fun and an abundance of white water and rapids.
Depending on the season, Taupo can offer hunters Red and Sika deer, duck shooting, turkey shooting and wild boar hunting. Again in magnificent, wild and challenging countryside with the best guides the area has to offer.
Again, the Waikato River is the scene for this 150 foot jump. An absolute must for all genuine daredevils and certainly one of life’s achievements.
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