As you approach Hapuku Lodge you cannot help but be intruiged and impressed by the innovative architecture of the lodge buildings and tree houses.
The main lodge houses four rooms, 2 are suites, all have spectacular mountain views and some have fireplaces.
The separate Olive House is fully self contained with wood burning fire, kitchen facilites and is suitable for 2 adults and up to 3 young children.
There are five one-bedroom tree houses, that appear to be floating in the canopy of manuka trees. They have a wood burning fileplace, seating area, spa bath and rain fountain showers that open up onto the trees. There is also a two-level family tree house, the upper level is similar to the one-bedroom tree house but in additon has a lower bedroom. Sleeps up to two adults plus 3 children.
The lodge is surrounded by Hapuku Farm, breeding deer and growing olives, with wonderful views of the seaward Kaikoura Range. Located 12kms north of the township of Kaikoura that is the base for many eco-tours including Whalewatch. Dining at the lodge is an integral part of the Hapuku experience and features the finest and freshest ingredients including vegetables and herbs from the lodge's garden and locally sourced meat and fish. Leisure facilites at the lodge include pool, sauna and use of mountain bikes.