Kaikoura Earthquake – Transfer Options to Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses

As I am sure you all know Kaikoura was hit by a severe earthquake on the 14th November 2016.  Our buildings are designed to a high specification and suffered no structural damage – New Zealand’s building codes are among the world’s best.  At this stage we continue to be on track to reopen on the 1st December 2016.


Road access to Kaikoura is severely impacted with the inland road route yet to open at the time of writing this release. We understand from authorities that subject to any future disruption this should be open in the next few days.

Alternative Transfer Options

Thanks to many of our good friends and partners we have put together special rates for transfers between various locations. Transfers by Helicopter will be direct to the lodge & complimentary transfers will be provided for those flying by fixed wing from the Kaikoura Airport to Hapuku. Complimentary transfers will be provided during the clients stay at Hapuku.

The participating companies are:

Fixed Wing:

  • Sounds Air Blenheim & Christchurch – charter & multiple return flights per day Ph +64 3 520 3080 info@soundsair.com Base - Blenheim
  • Wings Over Whales – Kaikoura – charter Ph +64 3 319 6580 info@whales.co.nz

Hapuku Lodge will provide complimentary transfers during the clients stay

Transfer Subsidy

Hapuku Lodge recognises that with the roading challenges, getting to and from the Lodge for the interim period, has become difficult. In order to assist clients to come to Kaikoura and Hapuku Lodge we are offering a air transport subsidy of $250 incl GST per night of their stay. For example a 2 night stay in 1 room would = a $500 incl GST subsidy in total. This will be credited to your bill at the end of your stay.

Kaikoura remains one of the world’s top marine destinations and needs your support over the coming months to ensure we can continue to share our beautiful destination.

Please contact these companies directly quoting “Hapuku Transfer Rate”