Hapuku Lodge – A Maori Fishing VillageHapuku  

Set in the small fishing town of ‘Kaikoura’ (which means ‘to eat crayfish’ in Maori) the Hapuku Lodge is the place to stay if you love eco tourism, beautiful scenery, and sea air. The area has been home to the Maori for over 1000 years and is an excellent example of their unique culture. It is also home to a stunning variety of marine wildlife including dolphins, whales, and seals.

You could stay in the treehouses which are built to complement the natural environment using local wood. There your stay in a treehouse is all sweeping views and handmade furnishings. The ‘Olive Suite’ is a fully furnished lodge with 360-degree views and the restaurant sources 75% of its ingredients from local sources or the chef’s own organic garden.

Heating and waste management are all based on sound conservationist principles. The Lodge also runs a Maori Culture and Bush Restoration Tour and a Night Sky Tour as the area is remote enough to see the stars very brightly shining.

Hapuku Lodge
Hapuku Lodge tree houses
Hapuku Lodge tree house
Hapuku Lodge tree house at night
Hapuku Lodge with view on sea
Hapuku Lodge interior
Hapuku Lodge room
Hapuku Lodge room with fireplace
Hapuku Lodge tree house room
Hapuku Lodge bathroom
Hapuku Lodge shower
Hapuku Lodge from the air
Hapuku Lodge terrace at night with wooden furniture
Hapuku Lodge seafood
Walking on the beach of Kaikoura
Seashell in Kaikoura
Kaikoura beach
Kaikoura nature
Kaikoura mountains
Station Road, Kaikoura 7371, New Zealand