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Rosewood Cape Kidnappers

To the east of Hawke's Bay wine country in the North Island, Rosewood Cape Kidnappers sits on an incredible 6,000-acre peninsula, with unforgettable vistas of the vast Pacific Ocean. Amidst the region's rich cultural heritage and its burgeoning culinary scene, the extraordinary resort emerges as a place of unwavering stillness; where the rhythm of the tides marks time, and the breathtaking landscapes serve as a testament to New Zealand's wild, untouched beauty. 
Rosewood Cape Kidnappers
Rosewood Cape Kidnappers
Rosewood Cape Kidnappers
Rosewood Cape Kidnappers
Rosewood Cape Kidnappers
Rosewood Cape Kidnappers
Rosewood Cape Kidnappers
Rosewood Cape Kidnappers
Rosewood Cape Kidnappers
Rosewood Cape Kidnappers
Rosewood Cape Kidnappers
Rosewood Cape Kidnappers

Room Information

Hilltop Junior Suite

Perched atop a hill, the Hilltop Junior Suite commands breathtaking views over the lodge and golf course, extending to the boundless Pacific Ocean. These thoughtfully designed sanctuaries marry luxury living with spectacular vistas, featuring private balconies, stately king-sized beds and elegant bathrooms with twin vanities.

Lodge Junior Suite

The Lodge Junior Suites offer unparalleled convenience to resort facilities. Each suite features uninterrupted vistas of the farm, golf course and Hawke’s Bay. Complete with private balconies, expansive bathrooms with twin vanities, oversized baths, and walk-in wardrobes, the Lodge Junior Suites embody luxury countryside living.

Ridge Junior Suite

Set atop a skyline ridge, the Ridge Junior Suite offer uninterrupted views across the mesmerizing Hawke’s Bay. Each spacious suite, complete with a fully stocked wet mini bar, features a luxurious seating area by a warming fireplace, opening out to a generous private balcony. In close proximity to the resort’s amenities, including the pool and spa, these beautifully appointed suites are the finest in countryside living.

Two Bedroom Hilltop Family Suite

Overlooking rolling farmland and the expansive Pacific Ocean, the Two Bedroom Hilltop Family Suite offers an idyllic retreat, perfect for families. Parents enjoy a comfortable primary bedroom, an inviting sitting area with a private balcony, a generous walk-in closet and a spacious bathroom. The second bedroom, suited for children of all ages, presents twin single beds and a separate ensuite bathroom, ensuring a welcoming sanctuary for the entire family. 

Two Bedroom Hawke's Bay Villa

Elevated amidst 6,000 acres of pastoral splendor, this expansive villa embodies the epitome of sophisticated country living. The two ensuite bedrooms each feature open fireplaces, generously proportioned bathrooms and private balconies that frame stunning vistas. The heart of the villa is the well-appointed kitchen, designed to welcome a private chef, and a spacious dining area both echoing an aesthetic that marries rural charm with luxury design.

Four Bedroom Hawke's Bay Villa

This exclusive sanctuary for up to 12 guests is home to four ensuite bedrooms, each boasting open fireplaces, spacious bathrooms and private balconies that overlook the 6,000 acres of breathtaking pastureland in Hawke’s Bay. Meticulous attention to detail ensures every comfort for an unparalleled experience that features a large living room with a stone fireplace, an open kitchen and dining area fit for a private chef, an entrance foyer, stone terrace and an outdoor jacuzzi.

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.

Cape Sanctuary

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.   

Heli Fishing

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. 

Shepherding Tour

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.

The Spa

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.

Gannet Colony

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.

Mountain Biking

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.

Winery Tour

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.




Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand



Available Amenities:

Fitness Center

Golf Course

In-Room Dining

Internet Access

Laundry Services

Mini Bar

On-Site Activities

On-Site Dining

On-Site Parking



Swimming Facilities

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Price Guide

$ = Up to $299
$$ = $300 to $599
$$$ = $600 to $999
$$$$ = $1000 to $2499
$$$$$ = $2500+
Starting price per room, per night, in USD and based on double occupancy.