Hapuku Lodge

In one of the South Island's most spectacular settings, sandwiched between the ocean and snow-capped peaks, Hapuku Lodge offers the chance to stay in a tree house suspended 10 metres up in native Manuka trees.

Set in a peaceful location in the heart of rolling countryside, the 1,600 acres surrounding the property include olive groves and the family's deer farm. Designed by architects, the lodge consists of 12 rooms including suites and tree houses and the theme of wood runs throughout. Large picture windows make the most of the views and additional facilities include a relaxed but gourmet restaurant plus a lap pool with views.

Why we like Hapuka Lodge

Hapuka Lodge offers a unique and cool place to stay, in a wonderful location. We also love their commitment to sustainable practices.


  • 25 metre lap pool
  • Complimentary mountain bikes
  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Restaurant serving locally grown produce


The waters of Kaikoura offer marine safaris in search of whales and dolphin as well as deep-sea fishing and kayaking. For those preferring to stay on dry land there is horseback riding, cycling and hiking. A short stroll down the lane brings you to Mangamaunu Bay, a wild beach known for its excellent surfing.


With strong eco ethics Hapuku Lodge was constructed using largely recycled wood and most of the furniture is handmade. They have ongoing plans to preserve the environment through a number of initiatives including solar power, planting native trees and re-introducing native birds.


Situated a 10-minute drive from the town of Kaikoura and a further five minutes to the local airport. Christchurch is two and a half hours drive away or if arriving by ferry from the North Island into Picton, it is a two-hour drive.

Holiday Ideas in New Zealand

You are unique, so we believe your holiday should be too.

We listen to what you want and create a personalised itinerary tailored around you.

Your holiday. Your experience. Your way.

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Call our Travel Experts on +01285 880 980
Start Your Journey


  • Established for over 25 years creating journeys across 100 destinations worldwide
  • Exclusive access to the best private guides


  • We negotiate the best rates with hotels and expert guides
  • Be protected from fluctuations in exchange rates


  • Each time you travel with us we donate £5 to a local charity in the UK and £10 to an international charity

Fully Protected

  • Your monies are financially protected
  • 24/7 Emergency UK contact whilst abroad

Featured in the Press

Financial Times
The Telegraph
Sunday Times logo

Our Partners

African Parks
Galapagos Conservation Trsut
Restless Development
Save The Rhino
Tusk Trust
World Land Trsut
Gorilla Doctors

© Steppes Travel, 51 Castle St, Cirencester, GL7 1QD, United Kingdom