Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses
Created by a family of architects and builders, Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses is a unique kind of luxury that’s gone out on a limb.
A series of stylish tree houses set within a native Manuka grove on the wildlife-rich Kaikoura coast, it’s grown from being a humble six-bed stay with 35 acres of deer-fenced land to a luxury lodge with over 500 acres of farm – a feat made entirely possible by its continued popularity. With a passion for design, building and all things food, a stay at Hapuku Lodge comes as a combination of experiences.
Enjoy a selection of delicious seasonal cuisine, locally sourced and paired with fine New Zealand wine.
Sit back in your tree house and soak up views of the mountains or search the skies for the species of birds after which each tree house is named.
With cozy fireplaces for winter and a beautiful garden for summer, a stay at Hapuku is one of year-round appeal.
HAPUKU LODGE AND TREE HOUSES LOCATION
Serenely situated just seven miles North of Kaikoura, a stay at Hapuku Lodge calls for arresting views of the mountains, ocean and the lodge’s very own deer park. Should you find yourself driving, you’ll find the town halfway between Blenheim and Christchurch, along the east coast of the South Island.
Three airports are also accessible from the lodge, with Kaikoura airport a 15-minute drive, Blenheim airport a 1.5-hour drive, and Christchurch airport a 2.5-hour drive. Of course, you can also enjoy the beautiful landscape by rail, with trains running daily between Picton and Christchurch. Arriving to Kaikoura, you’ll be just a 10-minute drive from the lodge.
With any visit to Hapuku, you can choose to sleep in one of the many tree houses or within the main lodge itself. Two lodge suites, the Hapuku Room and the Lodge Room are all contained within the latter, offering spacious suites with handmade furniture by local artisans, deep soaking tubs and a patio. The Olive House is a freestanding suite of its own, perfect for families of two adults and up to three children.
The tree house accommodation is an experience in itself, designed by the family as a way for guests to nest among the birds. There are five one and two-bedroom suites held high up in the trees, with plenty of windows welcoming panoramic views of the mountains, ocean and the lodge’s own deer park. Each room has been outfitted with wood-burning fireplaces, a patio, a two-person tub, rain shower, heated flooring, television, DVD and CD player, iPod dock, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, fridge, tea and coffee.
Tree Houses The lodge’s five Tree Houses are unique, nestled 32 feet or more above the ground in the canopy of a native Kanuka grove. There are three one-bedroom Tree Houses and two ‘Family’ Tree Houses, the latter with a master bedroom upstairs and a somewhat smaller bedroom downstairs. Designed to compliment the natural environment, their large windows bring impressive views, and each is outfitted with a wood-burning fireplace, patio, two-person tub, rain shower, heated flooring, television, DVD and CD player, iPod dock, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a fried, tea and coffee.
Lodge Rooms All the Lodge Rooms and suites are located upstairs in the main lodge, and offer large soaking tubs, king beds and balconies that look over the deer farm and out to the Kaikoura mountains. The two Lodge Suites can have a king or two twin beds, plus a lounge with sofa that can be converted to a single bed. The light-filled Hapuku Room is beautifully furnished with a fireplace, writing desk and private entrance, while the Lodge Room can be configured with a king or two twins.
Olive House A freestanding building that used to house the farm’s olive press, the Olive House now has three rooms that can comfortably accommodate three couples or a large family. The upper floor can be separately occupied as a two-bedroom suite including the lounge, while the ground floor can be occupied as a single guest room. All rooms in the Olive House have a balcony, soaking tub, gas fireplace, mini bar, television and Wi-Fi.
- Breakfast daily
- Dinner daily