Set on over 6,500 acres near Matauri Bay, Kauri Cliffs enjoys a commanding position with spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean and overlooking the championship golf course. The beautiful lodge is built in the grand colonial style, with a range of gorgeous and spacious living and dining rooms, many opening on to covered verandas providing options for alfresco dining next to outdoor fireplaces and taking in the mesmerizing views.
Just eleven outlying guest cottages, each with two guest suites, provide the spacious accommodation at this Relais + Chateaux hideaway, nestled on the edge of native forest and the sea. The 2 bedroom Owner’s Cottage is another step above, recently gracing the cover of American design bible, Architectural Digest (December 2008). The world-class championship golf course with many holes overlooking the Pacific Ocean is highly acclaimed, Golf Digest naming it #1 International in its World’s 50 Best Golf Hotels. (2009). Non-golfers, need not despair, Kauri Cliffs is home to a fabulous spa beautifully nestled amidst a totara forest with indoor/outdoor treatment rooms with outdoor fireplaces and was recently named in Tatler Magazine’s 101 Best Spas., Other popular activities are beautiful walks to the giant Kauri Tree, relaxing at Pink Beach, exploring the Cavalli Islands and much more.
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is located in the Bay of Islands region, and a scenic 3 hour drive or just a 40 minute flight from Auckland.