Gourmet Getaway at the ‘Top of the South’

Two inspirational Executive Chefs, two iconic properties, two luxury experiences. One cool package. Escape BadgeFor a limited time, we are offering an indulgent escape at both Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses (Kaikoura) plus the Bay of Many Coves (Marlborough).

With just less than two hours drive between the properties (and a short boat ride to the Bay) both Lodges offer comfort, all the little luxuries you could desire, magic views, professional and friendly service and a break away to remember – and of course an epicurean experience.

Kaikoura and Picton are easily accessible by train, boat, road or air – from the main hubs of Wellington and Christchurch. We can assist with getting between the properties if you do not have a vehicle.

chch to kaikoura to wellington  seal

The local Seresin winery has partnered with us and their organic/biodynamic wines will be included during your stay. Their range of wines is extensive and in their words, their wine is of Passion, Grace and Spirit. What more needs to be said. hapuku

Hapuku Lodge specialises in local seafood, venison and organic produce fresh from their own garden In the Sounds, seafood is also a given, clams, mussels, oysters, salmon and blue cod is just the start, along with wild meats and offerings from our greenhouse. Of course any specific dietary requirements are easily catered for at both Lodges.

With all the gorgeous food on offer, you’ll want to take on some activities, and both Lodges have plenty of options available; from the iconic whale watching, seal swimming off the Kaikoura coast and the Maori Experience to the cruising, sailing, fishing, hiking, kayaking and more in the Marlborough Sounds. It is highly recommended, however, to sit back and relax, soak up the serenity of both Lodges, and indulge in some pampering and rejuvenation in the Miritu Day Spa.

resort in the winter sunKaikoura means ‘meal of crayfish’ (kai – food/meal, kōura – crayfish) so you’ll want to partake in this delicious regional treat, both at the Lodge itself and along the coast there are very cute ‘cray-caravans’


2013-05-05 14.25.45The ‘top of the south’ is vibrant in spring, warm and sunny with fresh sea air plus abundant nature and wildlife.



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