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Why we like it
- Just 12km from the eco-marine town of Kaikoura
- Surrounded by a deer farm and olive groves
- Choose from luxury treehouses or suites
- At the heart of the Hapuku Lodge experience is a passion for good food and wine
Stay in one of the Treehouses, nested nine metres above the ground in the canopy of a native Manuka grove, they offer spectacular views of Kaikoura's dramatic mountains and the Pacific coastline.
First experience with A&K. Intended to ask various travel companies for quotes but Vicky (Hamlin) was so good with her suggestions that we did not seek alternative quotations the suggested itinerary was excellent and helped us decide on a balanced and interesting holiday.
- GD, Windermere
The lodge has a restaurant with fantastic views, serving fresh, unpretentious, and delicious food, with ingredients often sourced from the farm or local area. A lap-pool, sauna, and massage room have recently been added for the ultimate luxurious relaxation.
Best time to be there
Summer on the north island (December to February) is ideal for outdoor pursuits with mild temperatures and hours of sunshine. Venture to the numerous ski slopes and warm up close to a crackling fire during the winter months in June to August.
Auckland (Air New Zealand, Air Tahiti Nui, daily)
26 hours, one stop
GMT +12 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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