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Perched on rugged cliffs with mesmerising views over the Pacific Ocean, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is a luxury lodge on a 6,000-acre working sheep and cattle farm in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. This Relais & Chateaux property boasts a world-class golf course, indulgent spa, exquisite cuisine, and wonderful wildlife-viewing opportunities.
There are 20 guest suites along with the palatial Owner’s Cottage, which can be rented as a two- or four-bed house. The spacious suites feature king-size beds, walk-in wardrobes, en suites with deep, oversized bathtubs, and private balconies. The cottage also has large living and dining rooms, a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor Jacuzzi.
The restaurant menu changes daily, featuring fresh seasonal cuisine, much of which is grown or raised on the farm. There’s a choice of dining locations, and an extensive wine cellar.
The Farm at Cape Kidnapper is a golfer’s dream with a Tim Doak-designed, par-71 golf course, but wildlife lovers will relish a stay here too, with endangered Kiwis and the largest mainland gannet colony in the world.
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Location & Getting There
Right in the heart of New Zealand’s stunning countryside, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is a 50-minute flight from Wellington and a 40-minute drive from Napier Airport.
There are 20 cottage suites and a four-bedroom Owner’s Cottage. Hilltop Suites are situated on the top of the hill above the lodge, offering spectacular vistas. Ridge Suites are spacious living areas with fireplaces and full mini bars. Lodge Suites offer convenience of proximity to the lodge facilities and oversized living areas. Lastly, the Owner's Cottage is ideal for a family or a friends gathering with its four deluxe bedrooms with fireplaces, walk-in closets, private balconies, large living rooms and an open-plan kitchen and dining area.
Enjoy views of the sea, pine forests and snow covered Mount Ruapehu while doing spa treatments. Go trout fishing, take scenic flights, join Maori Heritage tours, wine tours, Epicurean tours to Black Barn Grower's market, river kayaking and white water rafting. Lots of activities are on offer for families such as Wool World live farming show, Arataki Honey learning experience, Splash Planet water theme park, Haumoana Farmyard zoo and pony rides and many more.
Children are welcome at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers. There are complimentary babycots, babysitting services, toys and a kid-friendly menu. Lots of activities are on offer to keep your children well entertained.
- Wine cellar
- Swimming pool
- Outdoor Jacuzzi
- Nine-hole and 18-hole golf courses
- Working farm
- Horse riding
- Biking and mountain biking
- Wine tourism
- Art Deco tours
- Gannet tours
- Nature tours
- Hot air balloon rides
- Helicopter rides
- Farm tour
- Kiwi discovery walk
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
A Relais & Chateaux hotel, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand exudes character and comfort. Twenty ultra-cosy and spacious cottage suites and a four-bedroom Owner’s Cottage all boast dramatic views of the Pacific Ocean and offer ‘farm luxe’ at its best. The working sheep and cattle farm is great for children, and the endless leisure opportunities ensure that nobody ever feels bored.
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