Our Location

The Factory is located in the Hapuku Settlement just 10 minutes drive north of beautiful Kaikoura on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Kaikoura is well known for its breathtaking views of aqua water against the backdrop of towering snow-clad mountains as well as its extraordinary range of marine wildlife available for viewing all year round.

Our address is 5 Hapuku Road. Please note that this was formerly part of Beach Road and still shows up as 5 Old Beach Road on some maps. The Factory is on close to an acre of land over the road from the Hapuku Beach where you can walk for miles, generally encountering only seals, dolphins and birds for company.

Getting to the Factory

Please refer to The New Zealand Transport Authority website to check on travel conditions before leaving for Kaikoura.  Since the earthquake in November 2016 there have been changes to travel routes via State Highway 1.

Driving from Christchurch – the nearest International Airport- takes around 2 ½ hours. Leaving the airport, you drive north through the rolling hills of North Canterbury where you can stop and taste some of the beautiful wines made in this area. Once you climb over the hills of the Hundalees you find yourself winding along the breathtaking Kaikoura coast. The ocean off Kaikoura is part of a deep trench - home to Sperm Whales, dolphins, seals and albatross all year around as well as lots of other seasonal marine animals. It is also an amazing fishing ground where crayfish, abalone (paua) and large varieties of fish abound. Keep driving through Kaikoura as if you are heading to Picton. About 10 minutes north of Kaikoura you will see Factory Road. Turn right onto Factory Road, then right again onto Hapuku Road.  You will see The Factory on your right.

Presently access from the north is only via State Highway 7 - the inland route.  It will take 6+ hours to get to Kaikoura from Picton, Blenheim and Nelson. State Highway 1 north of Kaikoura is due to re-open on December 15 2017.

Driving south from Picton via State Highway 1 takes just less than 2 hours. The first part of the drive takes you through the famous Marlborough Wine area. The second part follows the coastline where you experience the thrill of crashing waves on one side and dramatic mountains on the other. Look out for the seal colony on your left at Ohau. Driving over the Hapuku River Bridge, you turn left after 2.2 kilometres onto Factory Road. At the end of Factory Road, turn right onto Hapuku Road and you will find us on your right.

If you are using a GPS it is best to put in Factory Road, Hapuku as your destination.  Our address was changed from 5 Old Beach Road to 5 Hapuku Road a few years ago and not all GPS maps are updated or correct. Also beware of following your GPS if set on 'quickest route' - this may take you off-road - stay on Highway 1 until you turn onto Factory Road.

 

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5 Hapuku Road,

Kaikoura

New Zealand

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