Mountain views, canopy-level rooms and verdant surrounds. The Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses is treetop living at its finest; a luxury childhood dream full of whimsy and lavishness in equal measure that’s perfect for families and couples alike.

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses

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Cushioned between the lofty Seaward Kaikoura Mountain Range and the wild Mangamaunu Bay, the Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses is just about away-from-it-all as it gets. There are just 12 rooms to choose from, six of which sit atop the forest canopy, high in the branches and boasting huge windows for mountain and ocean views. Nature abounds here too, so from your balcony you can keep an eye out for deer and whales. Even if you don’t have a head for heights, it’s worth braving the vertigo for this once-in-a-lifetime hotel experience.

Why we recommend Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses

  • Choose from four luxurious lodge rooms, five tree houses or a spacious standalone apartment
  • 7.5 miles north of Kaikoura, boasting breathtaking mountain and coastal views
  • Gourmet meals sourced from the hotel’s onsite farm and served with traditional cocktails, local beers, fine New Zealand wines or non-alcoholic beverages
  • Perfect for small gatherings, conferences or weddings
  • Close to ocean wildlife – look for dolphins, whales and albatross

Attractions at Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses

Get up close with nature

Hapuku Lodge is the perfect jumping off point for an underwater safari. Choose from world-class whale watching tours, swimming with dolphins, deep-sea fishing and encounters with giant albatross. The Baby Seal Colony is also only a short drive from the resort – a must-do trip in the winter months. Look on in awe as the pups frolic in Ohau stream and waterfall, or observe them from Ohau Point Lookout.

Enjoy the night sky

With its secluded location, mountainous surrounds and limited night pollution, Hapuku Lodge is a great spot for stargazing. Stare skywards from your balcony or venture into the resort’s 1,400-acre grounds and find a quiet clear spot to capture glimpses of the Southern Hemisphere’s reverse constellations and our majestic Milky Way.

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Facilities - General

Free parkingConference facilities
Outdoor poolFree Wi-Fi
Olive groveOnsite deer park
Hot tubSauna


Facilities - Room - Amenities

Balcony or patioCoffee / tea making facilities
MinibarAir conditioning
Free Wi-FiTV and DVD player
iPod docking station 


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