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General Manager: Chris Sturgeon

State Highway 1 at Station Road
RD 1
Kaikoura 7371
New Zealand

T +64 (03) 319 6559
F +64 (03) 319 6557

Directions to Hapuku Lodge

Kaikoura sits halfway between Picton and Christchurch on the East Coast of New Zealand’s South Island.
You will find Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses 12kms North of Kaikoura on State Highway 1.

One main road traverses the East Coast of the South Island, State Highway 1. Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses is conveniently located just off the highway at the intersection of Station Road. 

IF TRAVELLING FROM THE NORTH (From Picton, Nelson, Blenheim)
You can see a small sign next to the train tracks on the ocean side of the road labeled Hapuku. The Lodge is located 2kms past the sign on the left side of the road. 

When you see the sign for Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses, turn onto Station Rd and you're here!

IF TRAVELLING FROM THE SOUTH (From Christchurch, Hanmer, Kaikoura Township)
Continue through Kaikoura 12kms, cross over the Hapuku River Bridge, come up a rise and the Lodge will be on your right. 

Distance and approximate driving times to Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses:
•    Christchurch: 183km (113 miles); 2 hrs. 30 mins
•    Hanmer: 133km (82 miles); 2 hrs
•    Picton (N. Island Ferry): 157 km (97 miles); 2 hrs 15 mins.
•    Nelson: 245 km (152 miles); 3hrs. 30 mins.
•    Blenheim: 129 km (80 miles); 1 hr 30 mins

The Tranz Coastal is one of New Zealand’s most beautiful train journeys. It takes you from Christchurch to Picton, stopping in Kaikoura. The tracks hug the rugged coastline and the rear open car allows passengers to feel the salt spray. The Kaikoura train station, also serving as the Whale Watch terminal, coincidentally called the “Whale Way Station,” is located in the center of town. Hapuku locals have been known to ask the train engineer to slow down the train near the small Hapuku station (a little tin building with faded lettering) and jump off. This places you just down the country lane from the Lodge.

If arriving by train, plane or bus, we will pick you up from town on arrival and drop you back into town on departure for no fee. Should you need to go into town during your stay, we can transport you for a shuttle fee or you can request a ride from one of the two taxi companies servicing Kaikoura.