The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Sitting atop the rolling hills and rugged cliffs of Cape Kidnappers, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers looks out over the wide expanse of Hawke’s Bay.

Aside from the sensational views, this lodge is also one of New Zealand’s most prestigious, with Relais & Châteaux status. The main lodge overlooks the surrounding countryside and houses a guest lounge, library and wine cellar. The lodge and many of the guest suites also overlook the pristine par-71 golf course – undoubtably one of the most beautiful courses in New Zealand with cliff-edge fairways arched 140 metres above the sea.

Dotted throughout the 6,000-acre grounds are 20 deluxe suites; 4 Lodge Suites, 8 Ridge Suites and 8 Hilltop Suites. All suites boast a stunning rustic-luxe design and have sensational views looking out across the farm, golf course or ocean. Each room features beautiful furnishings, king-sized or twin beds, private balconies, walk-in wardrobes and ensuite bathrooms with twin vanities. The property also has a Family Suite and an exclusive 4-bedroom Owners Cottage with open fireplaces and an open-plan kitchen and dining area.

Guests can rejuvenate both body and spirit in the relaxing spa which has 3 treatment rooms (including a couple’s suite) and a variety of treatments including massages and facials. In the grounds the beautifully created swimming pool is flanked with ample sun loungers and a shaded terrace ideal for reading a book during the afternoon.

There is no shortage of fun-filled activities on offer for guests of all ages at Cape Kidnappers. Join guides and venture into the surrounding pine forests to see the rare and endangered kiwi on a Kiwi Discover Tour or visit a Gannet Colony – Cape Kidnappers is home to the largest, most accessible mainland colony in the world. If you wish to get out into nature on your own, borrow a mountain bike, take a picnic lunch or explore the many hiking trails on foot. Helicopter tours are also a popular option whilst families with young children can try their hand at the orienteering course.

  • 20 rustic-luxe suites set amid 6,000 acres of manicured grounds
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Par-71 Championship Golf Course
  • Private dining services
  • Swimming pool
  • Relaxing spa

(Some at extra Cost)

  • Scenic walks
  • Mountain biking
  • Golf
  • Kiwi Discovery Tour
  • Gannet Colony Tour
  • Beach picnics
  • Heli-Hiking
  • Helicopter flights
  • Orienteering
  • A prestigious Relais & Châteaux property
  • Situated along the pristine North Island coastline
  • Jaw-dropping views from every window
  • 20 beautifully designed suites and a Family Suite
  • Delicious cuisine with multiple dining options
  • A stunning swimming pool
  • A fantastic array of experiences
  • Par-71 Championship Golf Course
  • Lovely day spa

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is located 30km south of Hawke’s Bay, Napier.  Hawke’s Bay Airport is serviced by Air New Zealand with flights from Auckland. Alternatively, the lodge is a 6 hour drive from Auckland. Wellington, the North Island’s other major city is a little closer, just 4 hours drive from the lodge.

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