Welcome to The Factory – Kaikoura

Kaikoura is on the East Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Here the blue Pacific waters, teeming with marine life, meet the snow-clad mountains of the Kaikoura Ranges.  This incredible scenery is home to many adventures unique to this part of the world. You can swim with dolphins and seals, watch whales and encounter albatross. There are also many other activities such as golf, surfing, fishing, horse-riding, walking and bike tours. Kaikoura has many wonderful restaurants and art galleries and offers a full range of activities from relaxation through to extreme sports.

The Factory is on the beachfront at Hapuku, 10 minutes north of Kaikoura. It offers five-star luxury lodgings in a separate wing of the historic Hapuku Dairy Factory with dramatic views of snow-covered mountains on one side and the ocean on the other. Your stay at The Factory is exclusive, with only one party of up to six people booked at a time, ensuring you are guaranteed privacy and peace to relax and enjoy the stunning location. 

The Factory accommodation is in a separate wing of the factory that has three bedrooms and a bathroom with open-plan kitchen, dining and lounge. With luxurious furnishings and linen, a log burner fire and heated flooring throughout, The Factory in Hapuku is the ideal place for couples, families and groups of friends to stay all year round. 

2 Options:

Full Bed and Breakfast – $600 2 adults, $130 extra adult, $90 extra child.

Self-catered – $480 2 adults, $100 extra adult, $70 extra child.

A maximum of 6 people including children (0 – 12 years inc.)


December 17th to December 30th 2016 is available for 5 day minimum self-catered bookings only. Please inquire by calling +64 (0) 3 3193034 or email janet@hapukufactory.com.

Living Area

Here are few comments from our most recent reviews:

“What a fantastic place to stay, hosts Janet and Paul provide an exceptional experience second to none! Lovely location, slightly outside the town, next to the beach, peaceful seclusion at it’s best. Interesting accommodation, unique, individual style of decor, wonderfully comfortable beds, soft down pillows, lovely bedding and great towels, all make for a great nights sleep. Apart from the 3 double bedrooms located in the factory, (exclusive to us) there is a large lounge with a fully fitted and equipped kitchen where if wanted self catering could apply. Nobody staying here could not be impressed with the, level of service which was so superior to any one would get in a top class hotel.”

“Upon my friend raving about the property, I decided to book it during our stay in Kaikoura. I’ll say now, this was the best property we stayed in during our three week trip to New Zealand. Incredible place, I’m a fairly basic individual that generally travels the world carrying a backpack but I can assure you that The Factory tapped into my sense of class, catering, and comfort and was well worth the price and stay. Incredible place to stay from start to end, which came far too soon.”

“I drive up to what would seem a humble, small settlement by the sea. Little do I know that I am about to walk into one of the most unique overnight experiences I have ever had. From the industrial chic to the warmth reality of Janet and Paul, who are by far the best, family driven, hosts I have stayed with.”

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