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.