Huka Lodge — just for lunch this time...

Huka Lodge (c) 2019 by David Ourisman, all rights reserved

It wasn't that long ago that I was in New Zealand, and I'm continuing this series of blogs reminiscing about the ten busy days we spent exploring the destination. Our site inspection of Huka Lodge reminded me of just how special this place is.

Huka Lodge was the first design project undertaken by Virginia Fisher. 35 years ago, the owner of Huka Lodge had a vision of what he wanted to create, but he couldn't find the right individual who could bring his vision to reality. During a chance meeting in a totally non-business contest, he discussed his project with Virginia who offered to take it on. She was not a professional interior at the time, but he took a chance with her, and the rest is history.

It's all about the setting 300 meters above Huka Falls on the Waikato River... just gorgeous. Come here to relax, to fly fish, or simply to enjoy nature and the wonderful food and wine. We were treated to lunch, and I whole-heartedly recommend the Quinoa Salad.

The second picture (showing mist rising from the river at dawn) was taken during my first visit in 2009. Huka Lodge was every bit as gorgeous the second time around.

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