Things To Do
The par 71 Cape Kidnappers golf course, masterfully designed by the esteemed architect Tom Doak, extends an engaging challenge across 7,147 yards (6,569 meters). Celebrated as a modern marvel since its completion in 2004, this remarkable New Zealand course, nestled in a ridge-and-valley landscape with arresting sea views, perches gracefully atop dramatic cliffs.
The Cape Sanctuary is New Zealand’s largest privately-owned wildlife restoration project, embodying a decade-long commitment to restoring the peninsula’s vibrant ecosystem. Spanning 10.6km, a predator-proof fence safeguards land birds, seabirds, reptiles and invertebrates, while the preservation of gannet colonies, precious flora and fauna and the protection of juvenile kiwi bird, are also key initiatives. Guests can join unique experiences like Night Tours and Forest Bird Feeding, contributing to conservation efforts through funding and awareness.
Sunrise at Black Reef
Enjoy a panoramic sunrise perched atop the spectacular cliffs of Cape Kidnappers’ Black Reef. Savor a delectable breakfast amidst the bustle of the resident Gannet colony, before embarking on a Can-Am tour of the property, showcasing the iconic lighthouse, Shark’s Tooth Island and Flat Rock.
Discover untouched New Zealand with astounding beauty and unspoiled wilderness, all while chasing wily backcountry fish. A true wilderness fly fishing experience using a helicopter to fly you to remote backcountry rivers and streams which are otherwise inaccessible.
Māori Heritage Tour
Immerse yourself in the powerful heritage of the Māori, an extraordinary people, as they share their rich history and vibrant culture. Experience the sacred Marae (Meeting Place), the traditional Powhiri (Māori Welcome), and riveting tribal tales, wrapped in the wisdom of elders.
Can Am Tour
Explore the rugged beauty of Cape Kidnappers aboard a Can-Am, your gateway to this vast coastal wonder. Immerse yourself in panoramic views from Ocean Beach to Napier, and traverse through an old creek bed, expansive farmland, and historic Rangaika Beach, guided by an experienced local.
In the southern hemisphere's magnificent theatre of stars, Cape Kidnappers, with its secluded location, offers an unrivalled view of the skies. Join us post-dinner under the celestial canopy, guided by astronomer Gary Sparks, to marvel at constellations, planets, and galaxies, uncovering the universe's secrets amidst the tranquil serenity of our resort lawn.
Every day, Cape Kidnappers welcomes families of all sizes and ages to its 6,000-acre working sheep and beef farm, offering a glimpse into pastoral life. Our attentive, family-friendly staff meticulously curate experiences, day trips and dining. The rugged farm with its rolling hills and river flats, hosts an unforgettable Shepherding Experience. Prepare to marvel as our skilled farm dogs, key members of our team, muster sheep in an enthralling display of mustering and shearing that captivates both children and adults.
Nestled atop a serene path, where breathtaking views of Hawke’s Bay offer prelude to tranquility, The Spa at Rosewood Cape Kidnappers invites you to indulge in our luxurious treatment rooms. Our extensive selection of massages, facials and hair care are designed to refresh and revitalize, while bespoke packages ensure an extraordinary, customized journey of pure indulgence.
Cape Kidnappers is home to the largest, most accessible mainland colony of gannets in the world. Marvel at their intriguing migration patterns and witness their seasonal nesting routines from September to May, or join an exclusive Gannet Tour for an immersive experience into the lives of these magnificent birds.
Experience the exhilaration of mountain biking amidst the luxury oasis of Rosewood Cape Kidnappers. Traverse our 6,000-acre playground, navigating through rugged terrain and stunning vistas on our diverse tracks which cater to every skill level. After the adventure, indulge in world-class amenities, from a heated outdoor pool to gourmet picnic arrangements.
Hunter Gatherer Tour
Taste your way through the stunning landscape of Hawke’s Bay sampling exceptional wines and local gourmet delights. Savor an exquisite lunch featuring local artisanal cheese, charcuterie, seasonal fruits and the classic Anzac biscuits. This immersive tour offers unique insights into Hawke’s Bay and New Zealand’s culinary world.
Nestled amidst picturesque countryside, this region boasts some of the most renowned wineries in the world, and our expert guides will take you on an unforgettable journey through the vineyards and wineries that put Hawke's Bay on the map.