Fly-fishing, and more, at Huka Lodge

Huka Lodge, outside Taupo, New Zealand, is 20 years old. The Huka Lodge Fly Fishing Event, with Al Brown, was such a success last year, and everyone had such an amazing time that it will take place again, in 2020, from 10-13 September. With Al Brown joining in on all the action on-and-off the water, along with Land Rover, and a EuroVintage Wine Dinner. A generous prize pool features luxury, bespoke items from Rodd & Gunn, iconic Orvis angling gear from Kilwell Sports and a heli-fishing adventure from Helisika.

Leading off with a special celebratory 20-year anniversary version of the iconic Big Red Dinner, on Saturday, 23 May 2020. To ensure this will be a truly special event it will be hosted by Stephen White, Stonyridge Vineyard, who will work closely with Executive Chef, Paul Froggatt. They will create a five-course dinner, to equal the stunning Stonyridge Larose.

Saturday, 25 July 2020 sees the return of another very popular event – the Huka Lodge Formula Challenge with Aston Martin. This event brings together adrenalin-filled adventure behind the wheel, the luxury and high-performance allure of the latest Aston Martin models. A return to the famed hospitality of Huka Lodge will include a cocktail clinic with Seedlip Drinks.

Created especially for food and wine aficionados, the Huka Lodge Pure Extravagance Weekend also returns by popular demand. An event curated by Executive Chef, Paul Froggatt, with passionate support from the food and beverage team, and fellow chef Martin Bosley (also Chief Fishmonger, Yellow Brick Road). This epicurean event presents a fabulous showcase for foodies from 14-16 August 2020. A Lady Butcher, Hannah Miller, will be demonstrating, as well as offering up her artisan cured-meats for the taste-test, while Ben Longhurst, EuroVintage Wine Ambassador, brings Louis Roederer Champagne and a selection of superb French wines.

The 23-room Huka Lodge, on the Wairakei River, is renowned for its wine list, its wine cellar and other dining venues, and much more – Luxury Travel Essential’s favourite is the four-room cottage, where The Queen stayed. GM is Kevin Molloy.

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