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Rosewood Kauri Cliffs

Set on 6,000 acres in the Bay of Islands, Northland, Rosewood Kauri Cliffs rests on an unspoiled coastline where high cliffs nestle into three pristine private beaches. Named the number one resort in Australia and New Zealand by Travel + Leisure, the cliffside retreat offers breathtaking vistas of Cape Brett and Cavalli Islands, a David Harman-designed championship golf course and a spa sanctuary hidden within a native forest. 
Rosewood Kauri Cliffs
Rosewood Kauri Cliffs
Rosewood Kauri Cliffs
Rosewood Kauri Cliffs
Rosewood Kauri Cliffs
Rosewood Kauri Cliffs
Rosewood Kauri Cliffs
Rosewood Kauri Cliffs
Rosewood Kauri Cliffs
Rosewood Kauri Cliffs
Rosewood Kauri Cliffs
Rosewood Kauri Cliffs

Room Information

Ocean View Junior Suites

Perched high atop a hillside, your gaze will be drawn to the impressive vistas of the rolling farmland, verdant golf course and Pacific Ocean beyond. Relax by the open fireplace and take in the captivating views from the east-facing balcony. Recline in the sumptuous King-size bed, enveloped in crisp linens and plush pillows. Every detail is thoughtfully curated, from the spacious bathrooms complete with twin vanities to the luxury furnishings.

Grand Ocean View Junior Suites

The Grand Ocean View Junior Suite, elegantly designed with an open plan, serve as the ultimate in relaxation and comfort. Elevated for magnificent views of the Pacific Ocean, the suite features a seating area beside an open fireplace and large private balcony overlooking the golf course and offshore Cavalli Islands. Set nearby the spa, tennis courts and swimming pools, the suites can accommodate an extra single bed.

Ocean View Two Bedroom Family Suite

The Ocean View Two Bedroom Family Suite, offering a spacious master bedroom – with an additional adjoining bedroom perfect for children - and beautifully appointed sitting area with a fireplace that opens to a private balcony, provides an ideal blend of space and privacy for families. The versatile second bedroom, adaptable for twin single beds or a king-sized bed, is complemented by an accessible ensuite bathroom.

Kauri Cliffs Four Bedroom Villas

Rejuvenate at day’s end to your Kauri Cliffs Four-Bedroom Villa, each uniquely designed by Virginia Fisher. The open-plan sitting room, complete with a fireplace, dining area and fully equipped kitchen offers a luxury residential experience. The generous balcony leads to a 25 feet saltwater pool with stunning vistas beyond.

Four bedrooms, with ensuite bathrooms and spacious walk-in wardrobes offer the choice of King beds or twin singles. The attention to detail extends to a private laundry, a powder room, and garaging, with a golf cart for on-property use.

Kauri Cliffs Two Bedroom Villa

Spanning 390 sq. m., the Kauri Cliffs Two-Bedroom Villa unveils a lounge that opens eastward to breathtaking ocean views, culminating in a sun-soaked terrace with a private infinity pool and jacuzzi. A verdant, tropical garden encloses a westward courtyard perfect for alfresco dining.

The Primary Wing, featuring a grand bedroom with a king-size bed and a romantic fireplace, is complemented by a spacious walk-in wardrobe and a well-appointed ensuite. An adjacent study converts to an extra bedroom, ideal for children or a nanny, while the Guest Wing offers a second luxurious bedroom with its own fireplace, walk-in wardrobe, and generous bathroom.

Things To Do

Kauri Cliffs is perfect for both families and couples with a great variety of activities and staff who are able to cater to each guest's wishes.  

Golf: Kauri Cliffs was designed and built by David Harman of Golf Course Consultants, Orlando, Florida. The par 72 championship golf course measures 7,119 yards/ 6,510 metres and offers five sets of tees to challenge every skill level. Fifteen holes view the Pacific Ocean, six of which are played alongside cliffs which plunge to the sea. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland. Kauri Cliffs is currently ranked #80 in the world on the Golf Magazine World Top 100 list.   The golf complex includes a world-class practice range, putting and chipping greens, a well stocked golf shop, and ladies’ and mens’ locker rooms. Premium ladies’ and mens’ rental clubs are available. In 2008 and 2009 Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs hosted the Kiwi Challenge, our PGA TOUR Challenge event featuring four of the top PGA TOUR players under the age of 30.   Kauri Cliffs is currently ranked #51 on GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Courses in the World  

Private Beach Barbecue: Combine one of the most beautiful beaches in the world with fresh grilled seafood or lamb, and local produce partnered with fine New Zealand cheese and wines. Your barbecue will include your own Kauri Cliffs chef. Transport to and from the beach will be provided. For those who opt to walk, the trek is 35 minutes via the golf course and trail near the 7th tee. Walking shoes or sneakers are advised. 24 hours notice is required.    

Picnic Hampers: Our three private beaches and the waterfall provide a beautiful and picturesque setting for a picnic. Walk or be driven from the Lodge. If you wish, you can drive part of the way to the beach and then continue with a brisk walk.   

Land Based Fishing: Fishing is a religion around these parts. Our local guide will take you to one of the beaches on the property. You may well hook snapper or kahawai (similar to a blue fish). Bring your catch back to the lodge and our chef will prepare it for your dinner. This is fresh fish at its best! A big part of this fishing experience is taking in the serenity and beauty of these spectacular surroundings. Please advise us if you would like some refreshments to take with you. (A cold beer has been known to encourage the fish to bite!) Please note this is a tidal activity so the times change daily.    

Guided Bird Watching: Northland is home to many of New Zealand’s native birds. Seasonally, the region also plays host to several international avian visitors. Our expert, Russell, a member of the Ornithological Society of New Zealand since 1963, will take you on a guided tour around the property to view our unique bird life.   

Nature Walks: We have some beautiful walks on our 6000-acre property ranging from a 10-minute bush walk, which takes in the magnificent Kauri Tree (700-900 years old) to a two-hour walk that includes a visit to the waterfall, Waiaua Bay or Little Takou Beach. These are some magical spots to visit. The kitchen can provide you with a snack pack of light refreshments and other essentials if you like.   

Boar Hunting: Wild boar are plentiful in the area. Join a traditional New Zealand pig hunt. This is an early morning activity and can be very strenuous. Boar can be hunted with a gun, or as the New Zealanders prefer, mano-a-mano with a knife.  

Possum Hunting: Possums are a major pest and are a threat to native birds and flora. Departure time is just after dark. A 4WD vehicle will transport you to the hunting zone where a guided walking hunt will commence. When the terrain permits, a vehicular mule or quad bike will be the mode of transport. We invite you to join us in the eradication of this pest, as well as explore the property by night. Maximum number of hunters is three. Be sure to wear warm clothing and be prepared for some walking!   

Clay Pigeon Shooting: Kauri Cliffs stunning topography is perfect for clay pigeon shooting. From a high vantage point with views over the Cavalli Islands and Pacific Ocean you will test your skills against our state of the art clay thrower. This activity is suitable for all skill levels and no previous shooting experience is required.   

Mountain Bikes: Men’s, ladies’ and children’s mountain bikes are available for guest use. Please inquire at reception. (Bicycles are not permitted on the golf course pathways).   

Swimming Pool & Hot Tub: Our swimming pool is located between the lodge and first guest suite. The pool and hot tub are open from 7 am to 9 pm daily. Another hot tub and a lap pool are located in the Spa.   

Tennis Courts: Two astro turf courts are situated at the end of the pathway behind the guest suites. Rackets and tennis balls are available at reception.    

Basketball: A basketball hoop is located inside the tennis courts. This hoop is adjustable to suit all ages and skill levels. Please contact reception to arrange for the height to be adjusted.



Bay of Islands, 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.