Reopening of The Olive House

Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses is delighted to now have available our new Olive House.

The Olive House is a free standing building that used to house our farm's olive press. We relocated our press and have turned the building into a beautifully realized three-bedroom suite of rooms.

It can comfortably accommodate 3 couples or large families.

The upper floor can be separately occupied as a two-bedroom suite including the lounge, while the ground floor room can be occupied as a stand alone guest room.

Our new digs are the perfect place to unpack your bags and settle in to enjoy the Lodge's unique environment.

Soak in the view.

Soak in the view.


Gift vouchers - ideal for those last minute presents!

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.

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 Base - Blenheim
  • Wings Over Whales – Kaikoura – charter Ph +64 3 319 6580

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”

Kaikoura Earthquake - Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses to reopen on 1 December 2016

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 

Please note that media reports both domestic and international are not always factual and may not represent the reality of what is occurring on the ground.  Kaikoura whilst hit hard is already recovering and business operators are positive about the year ahead.

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

We will continue to keep you informed of progress.

In the meantime please use Kerryn Ralston as the contact for all bookings etc.

Spring is in the air

As the season begins to change, the days get longer and the first spring bulbs start to flourish, we wake up to the warmth of the new season filtering in through open windows.

Spring also signals the time where Kaikoura comes fully to life with the local festivals and return of the Huttons Shearwater birds that perch in the Kaikoura mountains. They spend their time in the mountains which is only a short flight to the waters edge where the Hutton's shearwaters can exploit this marine supermarket regularly.

Fiona our Executive Chef considers Spring her best season as all the fresh produce that starts to appear in the garden and our continuing supply of local Kaikoura seafood. 

Why not getaway for a weekend at Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses with our Celebration Package which includes two nights in a tree house, dinner both evenings, bottle of French champagne on arrival, a picnic basket to explore the surrounding area & complimentary minibar. All for the price of $2870.

Call one of our team today on 03 319 6559 to book your Hapuku Escape
Please note: Direct bookings only.  Prices include GST. 

Autumn is a beautiful time of year in Kaikoura

After such a wonderful warm summer it is quite welcoming to see the leaves turn a warming color of Auburn and fall to the ground.

Autumn at Hapuku is such an enjoyable time of the year, as the temperature drops fires are lit in the evening, the air is sweet with the smell of burning manuka and the unmistaken sound of the Stags can be heard as they begin to roar heading into the mating season. This is certainly the sound of Autmun with the first light dusting of snow on the mountains and sound of the wind as it whips over the mountains as they come to life.

Kids can stay for free during May & June at Hapuku Lodge to visit the local seal pups.

A family night stay at Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses includes a two story Family Tree House including a three course dinner, a full Hapuku breakfast, complimentary minibar & treats for the kids. All for the price of $1171 including GST.

Hapuku Family Escape - where kids stay for free - $1171 incl GST