Hapuku Lodge & Tree House

Canterbury & Christchurch

Hapuku Lodge & Tree House in Christchurch, New Zealand offers luxury hotel-style accommodation on South Island.

Hapuku’s Tree Houses are perched 40 feet above the ground, with windows in almost all directions, in the canopy of a splendid Manuka grove. The accommodation options in the beautifully decorated main lodge consist of two well-appointed Lodge Suites, the Hapuku Room, and the lodge room. Each is ultra-spacious, deep soaking Japanese bathtubs and a patio or balcony. The Olive House Suite is a freestanding suite and ideal for families as it can sleep, two adults and three children. All rooms and suites are light-filled spaces inspired by nature, with unobstructed views of Kaikoura’s mountains, fertile pastures, native bush, and the Pacific Ocean.

Executive chef Fiona, a former Masterchef finalist, and her team source ingredients locally or from the organic garden to create creative local dishes. The informal dining at Hapuku Lodge & Tree House area is laid-back and fun; guests are encouraged to watch the kitchen at work.

Whale watching, giant albatross encounters, playful dolphin and sea swimming, sea kayaking, and deep-sea fishing are possible all year round. And if you’re feeling like exploring alone, you can always grab a bike and explore the local by-ways.

Hapuku Lodge & Tree House Information

Location & Getting There
Hapuku Lodge & Tree House is just 12km north of Kaikoura, a town situated halfway between Picton and Christchurch in New Zealand. It's a 15-minute drive from Kaikoura Airport, a two-hour 30-minute drive from Christchurch airport and a one hour and 30-minute drive from Blenheim airport. Kaikoura is a 10-minute drive from the lodge.

Accommodation consists of 12 rooms and suites including TreeHouse suites, main lodge suites, and the Olive House Suite.

Guests can enjoy a marine safari, whale watching, sea kayaking, night sky tour, surfing, Maori tours, hiking, skiing, four-wheel driving, dolphin encounters, and golfing.

Children are most welcome at Hapuku Lodge & Tree House. The two-bedroom Treehouse is a good family option as is the Olive House Suite. Children under 12 are not permitted in the main lodge rooms. The restaurant offers a children’s menu.

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Why we recommend Hapuku Lodge & Tree House

We can't stress this enough - the treehouses at Hapuku Lodge & Tree House in Christchurch, New Zealand is amazing for kids and adults alike. If you’re lucky enough to stay in one (they are often fully booked!), it’s a real treat and the view out to the Kaikoura Mountains is spectacular. The General Manager, Chris Sturgeon, brings a lot of character to the place, and his wife, Fiona Read, is a former New Zealand MasterChef challenger. Needless to say, the dining here is some of the best and most innovative in the whole country.

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