Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses

All year round

Absolute luxury for those who want to splurge

The Lodge’s five tree houses are unique, nested 10 metres or more above the ground in the canopy of a native kanuka grove. There are three 1-bedroom tree houses, and two which both have a master bedroom in the upper branches and a somewhat smaller bedroom in the lower branches. They are designed to complement the natural environment, as your bedroom in the sky. Their large windows bring the tree canopies into the bedroom and provide impressive views of Kaikōura’s dramatic mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Amazing cuisine. Bookings essential.



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Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses


State Highway 1 at Station Road





One main road traverses the East Coast of the South Island, State Highway 1. Hāpuku Lodge + Tree Houses is conveniently located just off the highway at the intersection of Station Road. Or consider the train. The Tranz Coastal is one of New Zealand’s most beautiful train journeys. It takes you from Christchurch to Picton, stopping in Kaikōura. The tracks hug the rugged coastline and the rear open car allows passengers to feel the salt spray. The Kaikōura train station, called the 'Whale Way Station', is located in the centre of town. Hāpuku locals have been known to ask the train engineer to slow down the train near the small Hāpuku station (a little tin building with faded lettering) and jump off. This places you just down the country lane from the Lodge.


The Olive House, Lodge House and suites are accessible for wheelchairs. The Treehouses are not.

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