Hapuku Lodge + Tree Houses is beautiful accommodation set in the midst of a deer breeding farm near Kaikoura in New Zealand’s South Island, overlooking the Kaikoura Seaward Mountain Range to one side, and the Mangamaunu Bay on the other. Designed by the architect-owners and built using local timber, the lodge has a warm, rustic feel to it. Stay in spacious and airy ensuites that come with a separate lounge area and are fitted with large windows that open out to the sight of deer grazing around the expansive grounds. Enjoy a good soak in the luxurious tub or curl up by the fireplace with a book in hand. Unwind in the private balcony that provides you with spectacular views of the mountains and seaside. Go for a bike ride and explore the nearby olive groves and farms or you could choose to go surfing. Return to a refreshing dip in the solar-heated pool or soak in the outdoor hot tub and sauna. End the day with a hearty meal relishing the delicious dishes prepared with fresh local produce.