Where Just 12 kilometres north of Kaikoura, on the South Island. Kaikoura in Maori means "kai" - to eat, and "koura" - crayfish. This region of the South Island is rich in marine wildlife.
What Unique is the only word to describe Hapuku Lodge. The accommodation has luxuries such as spa baths and fireplaces, and is a truly brilliant place to stay.
The tree houses stand 30ft above the ground in a native Manuka grove, with wonderful views of Kaikoura's mountains and coastline. The main lodge boasts suites with large bedrooms and lounge areas and balconies that look out over the farm's grazing deer. The newly opened Olive House enjoys 360 degree panoramic views and can be used to accommodate 3 couples or large families.
Who Tony Wilson owns Hapuku Lodge and architecture is in his blood, with his niece recently making it 5 generations of Wilson architects. This is no surprise, given the remarkable Lodge.
Why Hapuku is somewhere you simply have to experience, and combining this with Kaikoura, it really is a memorable stay.