The family-run Hapuku Lodge and Tree Houses welcomes guests to its exhilarating corner of New Zealand, where a mountain range meets the sea, less than 10 miles from the eco-marine town of Kaikoura. Here, you’ll find a strikingly contemporary country lodge composed of five luxury tree houses positioned 30 feet up in the canopy of native Kanuka—plus four luxury Lodge Suites and the Olive House suite. At the heart of the Hapuku experience is a passion for exceptional food and wine. Ingredients are sourced from the lodge’s own herb and vegetable gardens, as well as local markets. Your stay is only enhanced by the area’s adventures from whale and dolphin sighting and swimming with seals to helicopter excursions and skiing in the winter months.