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The Farm at Cape Kidnappers


The Lodge & Golf Course at Cape Kidnappers, known as ‘The Farm’ is set on a 6,000 acre sheep and cattle farm which encompasses land reminiscent of the American West  but plunges 800 feet straight into the sea.    

On the exterior, the lodge resembles a cluster of farm buildings, whilst on the interior you find graciously scaled rooms full of natural light and unexpected treasures. Comfort and ease are at a premium with each room taking on a character of its own while harkening back to the rural feeling of the New Zealand sheep station and wine country.   

Spacious cottages, each with breathtaking views, open to large porches overlooking a stunning Pacific panorama. The cottages feature calm colors that suggest a traditional rural farm yet contain all of the modern amenities one could wish for.  

The lodge offers two dining rooms and a covered loggia for meals al fresco.  Other rooms within the lodge include a lounge/living room, library which can be used as a private meeting room, intimate sitting room, and a wine cellar tasting room.  

A gymnasium within the lodge and a separate Spa facility means your fitness and well-being can be assured during your stay.

Located on the North Island in Hawke’s Bay, one of New Zealand’s most important wine districts, Cape Kidnappers has a rich history beginning with its discovery by Captain James Cook in 1769.  


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Room Information

Relax in 5-star luxury on your private balcony, as you absorb the magnificent 180-degree sweeping views of the farm, golf course and the shimmering Pacific Ocean. 
 
Each suite features room-controlled air conditioning, high-speed wireless Internet, remote control flatscreen LCD TV, DVD, CD player with iPod connection, security safe, fully stocked complimentary mini-bar, walk-in closet, spacious bathroom with heated towel rack, separate WC and shower stalls, oversized bath tub and twin vanities.
 
Hilltop Suite
10 suites - 500 sq ft / 46.5 sq meters 
Situated on top of the hill above the Lodge, offering comfort and spectacular vistas. Two Hilltop Suites have the option to add an interconnecting second smaller bedroom. 
 
Hilltop Rooms
Used in conjunction with a Hilltop Suite, as an additional bedroom (shower only). 
 
Ridge Suite
8 suites - 683 sq ft / 63 sq meters 
 
Situated atop the skyline ridge to the southwest of and a short walk from the Lodge. Spacious, comfortable and private with fireplaces and full (wet) mini bars
 
Lodge Suite
4 large suites - 708 sq ft / 65 sq meters 
 
Our largest suites, located inside the Lodge Building, offer the convenience of proximity to lodge facilities, and full (wet) mini bars. 
 
Owners Cottage
Ideal for a family or group of friends travelling together, The Owner's Cottage at our luxury Hawke's Bay lodge offers boutique hotel facilities, with space for up to 8 guests.  Offering 4 deluxe bedrooms with fireplaces, large bathrooms, walk-in closets, mini-bars and private balconies overlooking the magnificent Pacific Ocean. 
 
The common areas include a large living room, with a stone fireplace, generously-sized open-plan kitchen and dining area, 2 smaller sitting rooms, each with fireplaces, TVs and comfortable seating, and an outdoor jacuzzi.
 
The Owner's Cottage can be rented as a 2 bedroom or 4 bedroom house. 
 
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Things To Do

Activities

Walking Trails: Whether your pleasure is a short stroll, an early morning jog, or a long walk, the rural property surrounding Cape Kidnappers has something for you. Walk to the 200 year old Kahikatea tree or jog or walk along Trigg Road which overlooks truly amazing Hawke's Bay views. For a longer walk, head out to the Kanuka Block and enjoy beautiful native bush and inspirational views of the Pacific Ocean. Please contact Reception to order a snack pack of light refreshments and a trail map. Guided walks of the property can also be arranged.
 
Gannet Colony: Cape Kidnappers is the home of the largest, most accessible mainland colony of gannets in the world.  The 20,000 gannets at the Cape are members of the Booby family, with distinctive black eye markings and a pale gold crown. Gannets are sized midway between a sea gull and an albatross. Visitors to the colony will see adults and young nesting in rows, carrying out their daily routine. The birds can be seen from September until early May, when they leave New Zealand for Australia.  In September they return and build their nests, ready for the hatching of chicks during December and January. 
 
Spa: We invite you to relax, rejuvenate and revive your body and spirit at the Cape Kidnappers Spa. Located on the hillside above the Lodge, the treatment rooms feature amazing views across the valley towards the sea or over the pine forest to snow crowned Mount Ruapehu. Choose from a variety of treatments including massage, foot reflexology, body wraps, facials, pedicures, manicures and hair care. 
 
Golf: Enjoy this stunning setting while playing our top New Zealand golf course, designed by the legendary golf architect Tom Doak. The par 71 golf course measures 7,119 yards (6,510 meters) and will challenge golfers of all skill levels. Completed in 2004, Cape Kidnappers has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf and is currently ranked the 41st best golf course in the world by Golf Magazine.  To view the interactive course guide click here.  Learn more about the Kiwi Challenge.
 
Picnic Sites: Take one of our picnic hampers and visit some of the secluded and picturesque picnic spots on the Cape Kidnappers property. We can drive you from the Lodge or you may prefer to walk a well-marked trail. Maps are available at reception.
 
Four Wheel Drive Experience: Our local farmer and a 4-wheel-drive specialist can guide guests on adventure tours and provide individual 4-wheel-drive instruction.  Our specialists can accompany guests to unique locations, ranging from private beaches to the top of the 3rd Hill - a spectacular place to see the sunrise.
 
ATV Quad Biking: Take control of the throttle and ride with your guide over the stunning 6,000 acre sheep and cattle farm.  These vehicles are an excellent way to explore off the beaten path with the aid of an experienced guide.  Drivers must be a minimum of 16 years of age to operate a Quad Bike.
 
Mountain Bikes: Explore and enjoy our 6,000 acres of The Farm at Cape Kidnappers by bike. Adult's and children’s mountain bikes are available for guest use. 
 
Kiwi Discovery Walks: Kiwi Discovery Walks are now part of the Cape Kidnappers Guest Activity Program. Lodge guests are able to take part in a very special activity with Kiwi expert Dr. John McLennan and his team. Dr. McLennan and team offer small groups of guests guided tours, using their radio tracking and monitoring devices. Guests get the chance to get up-close to one of New Zealand’s most endangered and rare birds.
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Price Guide

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Price per person, per night.