One of the Luxury Lodges of New Zealand, Hapuku Lodge in Kaikoura is known for its Tree House villas, framed by the mountains and sea on the South Island's east coast


Enjoy breathtaking views, all-inclusive dining and unique luxury accommodation at Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses near Kaikoura. Family-owned, architecturally designed, and sustainably built and run, Hapuku Lodge is set on a 600-acre working farm. Stay in one of Hapuku's distinctive Tree Houses, a luxurious lodge suite, or the stand-alone three-bedroom Olive House, ideal for families and small groups. Each option features a cosy fireplace, deep-soak tub and locally crafted furnishings including custom beds that guests have declared "the most comfortable in the South Island." Full country breakfasts and three-course gourmet dinners showcasing local produce complete the Hapuku luxury lodge experience.

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What's Included
  • Full breakfast daily
  • Three-course gourmet dinner each evening
  • Complimentary use of Lodge mountain bikes and helmets
  • Access to the solar-heated pool, spa and sauna
3Getting here
Location & Access

Hapuku Lodge is 12 kilometres north of the renowned coastal township of Kaikoura on the Pacific Coast of New Zealand's South Island. Access from Christchurch (about 2.5 hours by road), Blenheim (1.5 hours by road), or Picton (two hours by road). Private transfers can be arranged through Walk into Luxury.

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4Insider Advice
What You Need to Know
Best room

The unique One Bedroom and Family Tree Houses sit above the canopy of native Kanuka trees and feature spectacular mountain and ocean views

Suitable For

Families, couples, private and corporate groups

Best Nearby Walk

Kaikoura Coastal Track, which can be arranged as a private day hike through Walk into Luxury

Best Nearby Park

Hikurangi Marine Reserve, where the underwater Kaikoura canyon gets close to land, is a unique opportunity to spot dolphins, whales and seabirds

Best Food & Wine Experience

Gourmet three-course dinner featuring local produce sourced from the farm, kitchen garden and local waters

Best Place for Relaxation

A relaxing soak in the spa or take in the spectacular canopy views from your room



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