Hapuku Lodge is the only New Zealand property to be in the prestigious Air France Gold List for 2017!
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.
Photo © KookePhoto
The garden is bursting with Summer vegetables, the hot house overflowing with tomatoes, the Pohutukawa is flowering and the birds are in abundance.
Summer is the traditional time for Kiwis to flock to the ocean in search of Kaikoura’s namesake Crayfish (Lobster), Blue Cod and all manner of different Kai Moana (Seafood)
During the day many of our guests are out Whale Watching by boat or by air, swimming with Dolphins, Seals or even Kayaking around the inlets of Kaikoura; returning in the evening for a glass of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and fresh produce from the garden, farm and sea for dinner.
It is a busy time in Kaikoura and at the Lodge and it is a time where we invite many visitors who are staying in Kaikoura to come and have dinner at the Lodge.
Available all year round we offer the opportunity to dine in our restaurant for a set price of $100 including gst per person. This is a set three course meal with usually three choices per course & a chefs surprise to start.
Call one of our team today on 03 319 6559 or book a table online.
Are you still searching for the ultimate Christmas gift?
We have gift vouchers available; including Accommodation, Dining and Spa vouchers.
Treat your family member, friend or colleague to a relaxing break, or an adrenalin pumping adventure on the Kaikoura Coast!
Following the 7.8 earthquake last November 14th, help us spread the word that we have reopened and ready to host guests again!
Contact us to buy vouchers.
An official update for you from Tony, Chris, Fiona and the Team at Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses.
At a little after midnight on the 14th November the Kaikoura area experienced a severe earthquake. All guests and staff of Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses, located just north of Kaikoura, are safe and well. Our buildings are designed to a high specification and suffered no structural damage – New Zealand’s building codes are among the world’s best.
Thank you to all the support we have received from the tourism industry, our partners and suppliers.
Key Information for Partners & Guests
Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses is planning to host guests on 1 December 2016 pending establishment of transport links and electrical supply
No cancellation fees will be applied for any bookings effective 14th November until 15 December 2016
The latest information to hand, it is anticipated that a road route via Waipara and Culverden will be available in the next few days and over the coming week – we will update you on developments
We are developing alternative transport options including subsidised helicopters and small plane transfers for access to Hapuku Lodge
Many of our tourism activity partners will be up and running soon too so we will keep you informed about activities for guests during their stay – new activities and experiences are already in development