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Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses

Hapuku, New Zealand

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Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses

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Excellent accommodation. Great rooms and fantastic service.

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses is a contemporary country hotel located on a deer breeding farm in the South Island of New Zealand, 12 kilometres North of the renowned eco-marine town of Kaikoura. It sits snugly at the base of the Kaikoura Seaward Mountain Range, with the Kaikoura coast and famed Mangamaunu Bay only a kilometre to the east. The Lodge provides luxurious accommodation on Kaikoura’s rugged coastline, a place for guests to relax in its intimate indoor/outdoor setting and a place from which they can explore the larger maritime landscape of Kaikoura.

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses is a luxurious & contemporary luxury lodge north of the eco-marine town of Kaikoura. Five luxury tree houses are nested 30 feet amongst a native Kanuka grove plus, four luxury lodge suites and Premium Olive House Cottage. Large yawning windows open Kaikoura’s stately mountains and surf-washed Pacific coastline. Each tree house, clad in native wood and copper sits unobtrusively within the natural beauty of the environment. Rooms in the Lodge have breath-taking views of snow-capped mountains and Pacific coast. At the heart of the Hapuku Lodge experience is a passion for good food & wine. Sourced from the Lodge’s own farm, herb and vegetable gardens and olive grove, as well as local market gardens. Operating a true “Farm to Table Ocean to Plate” experience daily caught fish, fresh beef & lamb are all featured on the menu along with crayfish (lobster) and other local seafood.

Llama Treks are offered and include a personalised introduction to familiarise you with Llamas and Llama Trekking; then a specific introduction to the characters of the Llamas; after which you get to choose and are welcomed to your animal. An experienced trekking guide accompanies all Llama Treks. Your guide will take you round your route, and will help you get the most out of the experience. Your guide will also help describe what's happening, or simply the characteristics and behaviour of Llamas, so you will be full informed and knowledgeable by the time you're finished!

Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses offers contemporary country lodge composed of 2 Lodge Suites, 1 Lodge Room, Hapuku Room, Olive House and 5 Tree Houses, built in the canopy of native Manuka Grove.

Upper Branch Treehouses: Upper Branch Treehouses nest 10 metres (30 feet) above the ground in the canopy of a native Kanuka grove. Each Tree House has spectacular views of the Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Range and the Pacific coastline. They offer a wood burning fireplace with a light-filled seating area, Hapuku Lodge’s custom made extra-large king bed (can be split into twin beds), a couple’s spa bath and a rain fountain shower experience that opens directly onto a private tree top deck.

Family Tree House: The two stories of the Family Tree House consist of a Upper Branch Bedroom above and a Lower Branch Bedroom below, joined by an enclosed stairway. The Upper Branch bedroom (60m² / 650ft²) offers a wood burning fireplace with a light-filled seating area, Hapuku Lodge's custom made extra-large king bed (can be split into twin beds), a couple’s spa bath and a rain fountain shower experience that opens directly onto a private tree top deck. The separate Lower Branch bedroom is smaller than the bedroom above. It offers Hapuku Lodge’s custom king (can be split into twin beds), a bathroom with shower, an electric fireplace and twin decks - one for sunrise and one for sunset. Additional rollaway bed possible in Lower Branch at an extra cost.

Hapuku Room: The Hapuku Room (61m² / 660ft²) is a luxury accommodation overlooking the Lodge’s lap-pool, deer paddock, Kaikoura’s spectacular mountains and the Southern Pacific Ocean. It's a large, light-filled room with a stone fireplace, rain fountain shower and freestanding soaking tub, custom-made furniture – including a custom-build king-size bed, and a private stairway down to the pool.

Lodge Suites: The large (80m² / 900ft²) hotel-style Lodge Suites have separate living and sleeping areas, deep two-persons Japanese soaking tubs, rain fountain showers, stone fireplaces, and either a balcony (upstairs) or patio (downstairs) overlooking the deer paddock and Kaikoura’s spectacular environment. Each Suite offers Hapuku Lodge’s custom furnishings - including a custom-built king-size bed that can be split into twin beds. Additional rollaway bed possible in lounge area at an extra cost.

Lodge Room: The Lodge Room (40m² / 440ft²) looks out across the deer paddock and up to the Kaikoura Mountain Range. It features an expansive bathroom with a rain fountain shower, a deep Japanese soaking tub for two as well as Hapuku Lodge’s custom furnishings - including a custom-built king-size bed that can be split into twin beds.

Olive House: This premium space (235m² / 2530ft²) is the perfect place to unpack your bags and spread out a bit with either two or three suites to suit your needs. This superior villa has room for up to 6 persons. Over two stories it has an elevated open-plan living area on the top floor with two adjacent suites along with a third suite on the ground floor.

The Olive House is elegantly set in Hapuku’s unique style using complimenting combination of wood and tile, with textured wooden walls & hardwood floors. Just a short walk from the main lodge, with 360 degree views of the mountains, the Pacific coastline, the olive grove and deer paddocks. Each bedroom offers Hapuku Lodge’s custom made extra-large king beds (can be split into twin beds), freestanding baths and rain fountain shower experience. The central living area upstairs is presented to a superior level with custom made furniture, elegant soft furnishings, media centre & service kitchen. Two balconies set out to the West & East that encapsulate both the mountains & the ocean.

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Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses is a luxurious & contemporary Luxury Lodge north of the eco-marine town of Kaikoura. Five luxury tree houses are nested 30 feet amongst a native Kanuka grove plus, four luxury lodge suites and Premium Olive House Cottage. Large yawning windows open Kaikoura’s stately mountains and surf-washed Pacific coastline. Each tree house, clad in native wood and copper sits unobtrusively within the natural beauty of the environment. Rooms in the Lodge have breath-taking views of snow-capped mountains and Pacific coast. At the heart of the Hapuku Lodge experience is a passion for good food & wine. Sourced from the Lodge’s own farm, herb and vegetable gardens and olive grove, as well as local market gardens

Guests making reservations through Five Star Alliance will also receive the following amenities:

  • Breakfast Daily
  • $100 Hotel Credit
  • Upgrade
  • VIP Status
  • Early Check-in
  • Late Check-out
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Terms and Conditions
Reservations must be made through Five Star Alliance. A $100 USD hotel credit is provided once per room, per stay. Upgrade, early check-in and late check-out are subject to availability at time of check-in and departure. Full breakfast is provided daily.

Hotel Address:
  • Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses
  • 1 Station Road
  • Hapuku, Kaikoura 7371
  • New Zealand

Location Summary
Hapuku Lodge + Treehouses is located on a deer breeding farm in the South Island of New Zealand, 12 kilometres North of the renowned eco-marine town of Kaikoura. It sits snugly at the base of the Kaikoura Seaward Mountain Range, with the Kaikoura coast and famed Mangamaunu Bay only a kilometre to the east. Christchurch Airport is 196km away and takes roughly 2 hours 40 minutes. Queenstown is 672km away and takes about 9 hours to travel.
Note Bene
Kaikoura is the albatross capital of the world with up to 14 different species visiting the area throughout the year. Also, while you are in Kaikoura go whale watching....by airplane! It's the best way to view whales and mountains while in New Zealand. In a typical 30 minute flight you will see the majestic Sperm Whale preparing for his next dive and up to 500 Dusky Dolphins playfully swimming. Occasional sightings include Southern Right, Humpback, Fin, Sei, Brydes, Pilot, Southern Bottlenose and Blue Whales.
Fine Dining On Site
The area in which the Lodge is located was designated on the first European maps of the district as “Kai Whare”, the Maori term for “house of food”. Today the dining room at the Lodge, with its relaxed and warm atmosphere, is at the heart of the Hapuku Lodge experience. The Chef manages all matters relating to the food that is served, from the Lodge’s gardens, in which they grow a good deal of the vegetables and herbs used in the kitchen, the gathering of provisions from local gardeners and producers, sourcing the best meat and fish either directly from the farm or fisherman, the running of the kitchen, the creation of the seasonal menus and the service.
Fitness Center
For guests who like to stay active during their travels, a fitness pavilion has been created and stocked with a fantastic selection of free weights, a treadmill, an exercise bicycle, a pull-up bar, a Swiss ball & towels. The fitness pavilion is air-conditioned with a TV and toilet facilities.
Pool Outdoor
A sauna and a solar-heated outdoor lap pool.
Spa Facility
Kawakawa Studio Spa.
Beach
the Kaikoura coast and famed Mangamaunu Bay only a kilometre to the east.
Dining
The restaurant serves breakfast each morning and dinner each evening.
Golfing
Kaikoura Golf Club is nearby. Kaikoura's golf course is nestled between the magnificent vista of the Seaward Kaikoura Mountains and the ocean waters of the Pacific Ocean. Located within five minutes’ drive of the Kaikoura Township on State Highway 1 this wonderful 18-hole golf course offers something for every golfer, from beginner to low handicapper. A round of golf, while you take in the spectacular views and walk the irrigated fairways of the Kaikoura Golf Course is the ultimate way to wind down after an exciting day of marine mammal adventures.
Skiing Snow
Mount Lyford is 60 km from Kaikoura, which will take approximately 1 hours drive from Hapuku Lodge and Treehouses. At the Mount Lyford ranges, you can look forward to 20 kilometers of slopes.
Windsurfing
SURFING: Mangamaunu, situated just down the road from Hapuku Lodge, is a top-rated, right-hand point break with a stone/boulder beach. The wave can peel off for several hundred meters giving an incredible ride. There are three main hollow/fast sections, known as Outsides-Middles-Insides, with fatter sections found in between each. Mangamaunu is best with a bit of size, from 2-6ft. When it gets bigger, a rip can form, sucking out around the point, pulling you out of the line-up. Best for intermediate to expect riders. Mangamaunu can get very crowded when it's on, so know your rules and don't drop in on others. After a long ride, it may be better to walk back around to the point to join the line-up again.
Recommended Rooms
The 5 Tree Houses are built in a canopy of native Manuka Grove. Upper Branch Treehouses nest 10 metres (30 feet) above the ground in the canopy of a native Kanuka grove. Each Tree House has spectacular views of the Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Range and the Pacific coastline. The two stories of the Family Tree House consist of a Upper Branch Bedroom above and a Lower Branch Bedroom below, joined by an enclosed stairway.


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Hotel Amenities
  • - Meeting Space
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Ballooning Hot Air
    - Biking Mountain
    - Biking Touring
    - Dining
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Ocean
    - Hiking
    - Hunting
    - Jogging Running