Experience the very best of New Zealand – The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers & Matakauri Lodge – with one special family of properties.
Three unique lodges in three stunning locations, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers & Matakauri Lodge collectively provide guests with the very best New Zealand has to offer.
All three properties are owned by New York financier and philanthropist Julian Robertson and family and managed by son Julian ‘Jay’ Robertson. There are some of the most awarded and acclaimed luxury destinations in the world.
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is one of the world’s most extraordinary luxury destinations, set on a 6,000 acre sheep and cattle farm with breathtaking views over the Pacific in the Hawke’s Bay wine region. With just 24 ultra-comfortable and spacious “cottage” suites and a four bedroom “Owner’s Cottage”, all with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, a stay at the Relais + Chateaux Cape Kidnappers is truly “farm luxe” at its best. This stunning Lodge exterior resembles a cluster of farm buildings and exudes great character, with the interior giving way to beautifully appointed and graciously scaled lounge and dining rooms, full of natural light and perfectly designed to capture the unparalleled views.
Each suite has room-controlled air conditioning, high-speed wireless internet, remote control flat screen 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. A 180-degree panoramic views of the farm, golf course and Pacific Ocean are enjoyed from each suite’s private balcony. Interior design is by Linda Bedell of Aspen, Colorado.
Ideal for a family or group of friends traveling together, The Owners Cottage consists of 4 deluxe bedrooms with fireplaces, large bathrooms, walk-in closets and private balconies, large living room with stone fireplace, open kitchen and dining area, 2 small sitting rooms with fireplaces, TVs and comfortable seating, entrance foyer, powder room, stone terrace and outdoor Jacuzzi. The cottage can be rented as a 2 bedroom or 4 bedroom house.
Food and wine are highlights of any visit here. Conde Nast Traveller Magazine UK listed The Farm at Cape Kidnappers in its 2011 Gold List and named it Best for Food among an outstanding line-up of worldwide luxury hotels. The Farm offers gourmet à la carte dining in a number of unique lodge locations as well as a wine tasting room and cellar showcasing top wines from New Zealand and beyond.
The Tom Doak designed Cape Kidnappers Golf Course has international status as a “must play” course, voted 27th in the world by Golf Magazine. Non-golfers and golfers alike can take advantage of Hawke’s Bay’s fishing, beaches, arts and crafts and fantastic wineries, while the farm property lends itself to farm tours, spectacular hikes, gourmet picnics plus kiwi discovery walks and gannet safaris. A luxury spa where you can have a facial or massage while gazing out across some stunning farm landscape to the Pacific Ocean beyond is a highlight.
Cape Kidnappers has received numerous awards and we are proud of these achievements.
Departure Lounge/Virtuoso Amenities for your stay (for 2018):
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
- $100 USD Equivalent Spa Services credit, (not combinable, valid on services only, not valid on products, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
- Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi