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Hapuku Lodge is still a tad remote as a result of the earthquake in 2016 but the 8 hour drive from Picton was worth it. The setting is sublime with the coast just to the East and the snow capped mountains to the West. We...More
As part of the recent Lions Rugby tour, this was included in our itinerary but we didn't know what to expect. A three hour minibus journey from Christchurch meant that it better be good. It wasn't just good, it was fantastic.
Mike and Chris and...More
Thanks to all the wonderful staff at Hapuku Lodge for a wonderful stay - Chris, Fi, Fernando and Mike.
This is a unique and special place in a beautiful setting. Our three nights in the family tree top rooms was something we will remember for...More
This is THE place to stay while visiting Kaikoura. The rooms are individual tree houses that offer views in all directions. They are very comfortable, even though not the most luxurious. The food is fantastic and the staff very friendly and professional. We loved the...More
We stayed 3 nights here to kick off our honeymoon and absolutely fell in love with the place. We were looked after so well and the property was gorgeous - the stunning views, well maintained property and facilities and stellar tree houses were magical and...More
I am a travel agent and this is the advice we received: Road access to Kaikoura continues to be impacted with the inland road route now open for scheduled journeys. Please refer to the NZ Transport Authority... More
I am a travel agent and this is the advice we received: Road access to Kaikoura continues to be impacted with the inland road route now open for scheduled journeys. Please refer to the NZ Transport Authority website for further details.
There is also very positive news that the main state highway south of Kaikoura (SH1) is likely to be opened before the 20th December.
You could also look at taking a helicopter or fixed wing flight in and out. I can highly recommend this as a way to see the coastline, and is a wonderful experience. Hapuku are offering a significant subsidies for this as I am aware it can be expensive. Trailfinders should be able to give you the full information on this, let me know if they cannot. If you have car hire I am sure they can look at changing it around. It is not like you need it at Bay of Many Coves anyway, and they have a helipad.