Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses is a unique luxury tree house resort located in Kaikoura, on New Zealand's South Island, a famous spot for whale-watching.
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Located in the whale-watching haven of Kaikoura, New Zealand’s South Island, the Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses offers a luxurious retreat nestled 30 feet above the ground in a native Manuka grove. Guests staying here are treated to panoramic views of Kaikoura’s majestic mountains and the pristine Pacific coastline.

A harmonious blend of contemporary design and nature, the exteriors of the tree houses boast native woods and shimmering copper shingles. Inside, local woodworking artisans have meticulously crafted the furnishings. The large windows pull the surrounding nature right into your room, making it feel like an upscale treehouse dream.

The must-visit Tree House Rooms, secluded from the primary lodge within the Manuka grove, offers an unparalleled canopy experience. For those seeking intimacy and romance, the five one-bedroom Upper Branch Rooms, perched high at 10 meters, are ideal. Their wraparound windows offer 360-degree views, from mountain ranges and the sea to wandering deer. You can soak all this in from the spa bath, relax by the wood fire in a cozy seating nook or step out onto the deck. Those on a budget might consider the smaller Lower Branch Rooms. For families, the resort has specially designed interconnected Family Tree Houses.

Beyond the breathtaking accommodations, the Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses ensures guests have the best of amenities. A luxurious 25-meter lap pool awaits you outdoors, accompanied by poolside seating. In the pipeline are plans for a hot tub, a sauna, and a dedicated pool house complete with showers and changing facilities.

What sets the resort apart is its sprawling 600-hectare grounds. Positioned between the grand Kaikoura Seaward Mountains and the wave-kissed Mangamaunu Bay, the landscape includes an olive grove and a deer stud. The establishment prides itself on its eco-friendly initiatives. Drawing power from the sun, the lodge emphasizes sourcing local, sustainably-produced food. A testament to their commitment to the environment is their campaign to restore natural habitats. An impressive 1,400 native trees have been planted on the property, contributing to a greener tomorrow.

If you’re planning a visit, pack your binoculars! The locale is a treat for nature lovers, from deer spotting to whale watching. And for those with a zest for heights, the tree house rooms are an exhilarating experience.

Ready for your canopy adventure? You can book your stay here. Prices range from $800/night for the Superior Double or Twin Suite to $1,100/night for the Superior Family Suite.

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State Highway 1
Kaikoura Canterbury NZ
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