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Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses

Tailored Just For You

Our personal travel specialists go above and beyond to give you the best luxury experience, and every holiday we create is tailored just for you by our experts.

‘Relaxation Surrounded By Beautiful Nature’

Hapuku Lodge & Tree houses is a 5 star Eco-Retreat in a beautiful part of the world near the town of Kaikoura in the Abel Tasman & Marlborough Region. Designed as a contemporary country hotel, much of the property is crafted from natural products. The lodge rooms and suites are spacious with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains. They also feature large bathrooms with Japanese soaking tubs for two and rainforest showers. There is a lap pool, sauna and massage room onsite and guests can rent mountain bikes to explore the local area. The executive chef here won the New Zealand edition of Master Chef in 2011 and her expertise shows throughout the wonderful cuisine on offer with the menu changing daily to make the most out of local fresh produce.

In Our Opinion

‘The Family Tree House is great for families with an upper floor bedroom for parents and a lower floor one for children and all the time offering staggering natural views.’

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Family Tree House

This two-storey tree house sits over 10 meters above the ground in the canopy of a native Kanuka grove and offers fantastic mountain and sea views


  • Upper Branch bedroom with a king size bed
  • Spa bath & rain shower
  • Lower Branch bedroom with a king size or twin beds
  • Twin decks
  • Wood-burning fireplace
  • Mountain & ocean view

Hapuku Room

The Hapuku Room overlooks the Lodge’s lap-pool, deer paddock, Kaikoura’s spectacular mountains and the Southern Pacific Ocean.  It's a large, light-filled room with fireplace, soaking tub, rain forest shower, custom-made furniture, and private stairway down to the pool.


  • King size bed
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Rain shower
  • Balcony
  • Mountain and ocean views

Lodge Room

The Lodge Room looks out across the deer paddock and up to the mountains. It features an expansive bathroom with a deep Japanese soaking tub, and Hapuku Lodge's custom furnishings including a custom-built king-size bed.


  • King size bed
  • Deep Japanese soaking tub
  • Rain shower
  • Balcony
  • Mountain view

Lodge Suite

A suite housed in the main lodge and featuring a living area with a stone fireplace in the lounge. There are also amazing views of the Kaikoura Mountain Range from the first-floor balcony or ground floor patio.


  • One bedroom with a king size or twin beds
  • Bathroom with Japanese deep soaking tub
  • Rain shower
  • Living area with stone fireplace
  • Balcony or patio
  • Mountain view

Olive House

The Olive House is free standing, three-bedroom suite, with two bedrooms on the upper level and one on the ground floor.  In addition to the spacious suites, there is a first-floor lounge with balconies either side while all bedrooms are en-suite.


  • Three king sized beds
  • Fireplace
  • Twin balconies
  • Large living area
  • Panoramic views of mountains and sea

Upper Branch Tree House

Perched over 10 meters above the ground, these one bedroom suites offer spectacular views, woodburning fireplace and open air deck for enjoying the scenery


  • One king bed
  • Deep soaking tub
  • Rain shower
  • Hapuku beach view
  • Air conditioning/heating
  • LCD TV with in-house movies & DVD/CD player
  • IPod sound system
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Fridge
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Iron & board
  • Safe

  • Air conditioning/heating
  • LCD TV with in-house movies & DVD/CD player
  • IPod sound system
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Fridge
  • Tea/coffee making facilities
  • Iron & board
  • Safe


• Pool
• Spa
• Sauna
• Activities programme
• Bicycle rental


• Check-in 14.00/check-out 11.00
• Complimentary hotel-wide WIFI
• Gift shop
• Safe
• Parking

Nearby activities

• 4 wheel driving
• Skiing
• Hiking
• Surfing & sea kayaking
• Fishing
• Golf
• Night sky tours
• Maori tours
• Wine tour
• Dolphin Encounter
• Albatross Encounter
• Seal Swim
• Whale watching
Dining Options
For guidance only - subject to change
Half board
• Full cooked or continental breakfast and 3 course dinner in the lodge kitchen.

Lodge Kitchen

All food is made in the lodge kitchen and the dinner menu is changed daily to take full advantage of the fresh produce, game and seafood available. Wild game is a regular feature on the menu and there’s an extensive New Zealand wine list, a wide-range of cocktails, local beer and non-alcoholic drinks on offer.

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses is almost 14km northeast of Kaikoura (15 minutes) on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Sounds Air has two 45 minute return flights per day between Wellington and Kaikoura.

Nearby Attractions
• Blenheim 129km
• Hanmer 133km
• Picton 157km
• Christchurch 183km
• Nelson 245km
Price quoted is a guide only please click Check Live Price & Availability for up to date pricing. 2 adults sharing a room.
Other departure airports, durations and guest configurations are available when you check availability on any given date.

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