Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses


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Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses offers a number of light filled meeting and special event spaces for your board meeting, presentation, brainstorming session or whatever the configuration of your groups.

In addition, Hapuku Lodge has numerous indoor and outdoor breakout areas for more informal meetings. We provide high-speed Internet connections and full audiovisual capabilities. We can provide the Lodge’s signature breakfast to any early morning meeting or gathering; catered lunches; and either the Lodge’s three-course prix-fixe dinner or five-course tasting dinner, with wine pairing if desired.

The Lodge can accommodate a party of 30 overnight guests and up to 80 or so people for a day-long gathering. Functions can flow seamlessly through the garden, the pool, terraces, lounge and dining rooms. Our open kitchen and large dining rooms offer an entertaining venue. The Lodge is beautifully appointed, and with the dramatic landscape in which it is located, can provide a regenerative and fulfilling experience for any gathering.


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.

Tree Houses

The Lodge’s five Tree Houses are unique, nested 10 meters or more above the ground in the canopy of a native Kanuka grove. There are three 1-bedroom Tree Houses, and two “Family” Tree Houses which both have a master bedroom in the upper branches and a somewhat smaller bedroom in the lower branches. The Tree Houses 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 Kaikoura’s dramatic mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

Lodge Rooms

All of the Lodge rooms are suites which offer large soaking tubs, king beds and balconies that look over the farm’s deer grazing in paddocks adjacent to the Kaikoura mountains. The two Lodge Suites have a well appointed lounge and large bedroom set as king or twin beds. The sofa in the lounge can be converted to a single bed. The lightfilled Hapuku Room is beautifully furnished with fireplace, writing desk and private entrance. The Lodge Room is a spacious bedroom that may be set as a king or twin beds.

Olive House

Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses is delighted to now have available our new Olive House. The Olive House is a free standing building that used to house our farm’s olive press. We relocated our press and have turned the building into a beautifully realized three-bedroom suite of rooms. It can comfortably accommodate 3 couples or large families. The upper floor can…

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