As a family of architects and builders, the Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses has been designed to be a contemporary country hotel. Not limiting the design efforts to the building, the entire property, where possible has been designed and handcrafted with local wood workings, with the majority of the furniture throughout the Lodge, including the custom designed beds that some guests say are, "the most comfortable beds in the South Island.”
Hapuku Lodge was built to give guests a great night's sleep in one of the most beautiful places in the world. Located 12 kilometers north of the world renowned eco-marine town of Kaikoura, on New Zealand's South Island, Hapuku Lodge shares the land with a deer stud and olive grove, nestled between the Kaikoura Seaward Mountain Range and famed Mangamaunu Bay. All rooms at Hapuku Lodge feature beautiful, custom designed, hand crafted furniture, tailor-made beds and mattresses, European style bathrooms with heated towel rails and floors and rain drop showerheads. The Tree Houses and apartment also have large spa baths and fireplaces and the Lodge Room and Suites have Japanese style soaking tubs. At its heart the Hapuku Lodge experience is all about a passion for good food and wine. Produce is sourced from the Lodge's own herb and vegetable gardens, free-range chickens and olive grove, as well as local market gardens. Wild game is a regular feature on the menu along with crayfish (lobster) and other locally sourced seafood. A delicious a la carte breakfast and three course dinner are included.
The One Bedroom Treehouse is a unique New Zealand accommodation, nested 30 feet (10 meters) above the ground in the canopy of a native Manuka grove. Each Tree House has spectacular views of Kaikoura's dramatic mountains and surf-washed Pacific coastline. As with the Lodge, the Tree Houses are meant to be a contemporary complement to the natural environment. Their exteriors are clad in native woods and copper shingles. Large windows bring the tree canopy right into the bedroom. Interior furnishings were crafted by local woodworking friends.
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At the heart of the Hapuku Lodge experience is a passion for good food and wine. Produce is sourced from the Lodge's own herb and vegetable gardens, free range chickens, as well as local market gardens, fisherman and hunters. Wild game is a regular feature on the menu along with crayfish (rock lobster) and other locally sourced seafood. All the food at Hapuku Lodge is made in the lodge kitchen including breads, stocks, ice cream, jams and jellies - even the peanut butter. The dinner menu changes daily to take full advantage of the fresh produce, game and seafood available. A regular feature on the menu is local venison and wild blackberries in port on an agria and porcini gratin and warm hazelnut muscovado cake with wild raspberries in Pinot Noir syrup with organic plum ice cream. The Lodge has an extensive all New Zealand wine list, and a wide-range of traditional cocktails, along with local beer and non-alcoholic beverages. The lodge kitchen can accommodate most dietary concerns, though staff can better provide for your needs with advance notification.
(Auckland, Coromandel, Rotorua, Queenstown, Franz Josef, Christchurch, Kaikoura, Blenheim, Wellington)
The ultimate New Zealand experience. This tour is an in depth exploration of the North and South Islands. You’ll see it all, from the geothermal landscape, and sunny beaches of the North, to the breathtaking fiords and glaciers of the Coastal area on the South Island. A great mix of culture, adventure, wildlife, and breath taking scenery.
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