The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

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North Island, New Zealand

In the Far North of New Zealand lies an unspolit peninsula where high cliffs plunge to the sea and meet three private pristine white sand beaches. Set on six thousand acres near Matauri Bay, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs affords spectacular 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean with panoramic vistas encompassing Cape Brett, the famous ‘hole in the rock’ and the Cavalli Islands. The adjacent and magnificent David Harman designed championship golf course, which meanders through the forests and lowlands, is ranked as one of the best in the world.

The lodge hosts elegant living rooms, two private day rooms and a beautiful dining room with outdoor decks overlooking the ocean. The magnificent spa facility nestles at the edge of a native Totara forest along with eleven cottages, each housing two guest suites providing twenty two accomodation units. The ultimate in luxury awaits in the spacious two bedroomed Owner’s Cottage with a private pool. Each of the designer decorated suites is superbly appointed and is the epitome of good taste.

It also has two astro-turf tennis courts, and infinity swimming pool complete with a fully-equipped spa and a fitness centre. You can also organize private BBQs or picnics on one of the resorts three stunning beaches.

Outstanding, unique cuisine reflects the abundant local produce combined with the very best ingredients and wine from around the world. Kauri Cliffs is a member of Relais & Chateaux and is a sister property of The Farm at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke’s Bay and Matakauri Lodge in Queenstown.

Lightfoot Travel provides tailor-made itineraries that include daily tours and excursions, restaurant recommendations and bookings, and can incorporate Wellington into a greater New Zealand or Australasian holiday. Take a look at The Finest of New Zealand’s North and South Islands as an example of a bespoke itinerary that we can create for you.

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs Information

Location & Getting There

Kauri Cliffs is set on 6000 acres near Matauri Bay, a 40-minute flight from Auckland to Kerikeri Airport, followed by a 25-minute drive.


The 22 suites in the outlying cottages are nestled on the edge of a native forest with spectacular views overlooking the ocean and golf course. Each suite features a private porch, sitting area with fireplace and huge walk-in wardrobes. The Owner's Cottage is a two suite home with a luxurious living and dining area, two bedrooms, private infinity pool and outdoor jacuzzi, study room and outdoor barbeque facilities.


- Tennis courts
- Infinity pool with spa
- Fitness centre
- 3 secluded swimming beaches
- Dining: Main dining room


Opportunities abound for outdoor pursuits within the picturesque Kauri Cliffs property. Guests can embark on farm tours, hiking, visits to waterfalls, picnics on Pink Beach, guided bird watching, fishing, surfing, mountain biking, night hunts and nature walks.


Children are welcome, acitivites such as farm tours and quad biking are avaliable.

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs Price Guide

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