In short, we are a family of Kiwis who moved to California some years ago. We feel fortunate to now split our time between the States and New Zealand. Originally, we came to Kaikoura for its farming environment and to be near the famed surf of Mangamaunu. As Kaikoura’s eco-marine tourism grew, our labors here evolved. A family full of architects and builders, the idea of creating a contemporary country inn was expanded by the process into Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses. We continue to learn what’s involved in the process.
The profile section of our website provides background – who we are, where we live and what we do. The idea is not to influence you to come stay at Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses, but rather to give you a feel for the place if you do.
As pragmatic greenies invested in the restoration of New Zealand’s native bush, we are fortunate to live in Kaikoura, a community internationally recognized for its environmental efforts. People come to Kaikoura for its marine life and scenery – it seems only natural to protect it.