Kaikoura Earthquake - Transfer Options To Hapuku Lodge - Update

Following the severe earthquake on the 14th November 2016 that had hit Kaikoura, we want to share with you the latest road and air access to Hapuku Lodge:

Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses has reopened and has been welcoming guests since early December 2016.


  • SH1 South to Christchurch is OPEN

  • Inland Route 70 between Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura is OPEN

  • SH1 North from Kaikoura-Clarence/Picton remains CLOSED (It is anticipated that this road will be open by approximately Nov 2017)

Please refer to the NZ Transport Authority website for the latest information.


Flights on the Kaikoura-Blenheim route have been extended through until the end of February!

The Christchurch-Kaikoura flights will be ending on the 27th January. 

From the 31st of Jan schedule is: 

  • Blenheim to Kaikoura 11:45 - 12:15

  • Kaikoura to Blenheim 12:45 - 13:15

Book at www.soundsair.com

Private Helicopter & Charter fixed wing plane options are also available and we continue to offer travel subsidies for those travelling by Air to Kaikoura.

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