The Farm At Cape Kidnappers, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
Set atop 6,000 rolling acres of pastureland, The Farm, Cape Kidnappers offers 5 Star luxury lodge accommodation in New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay. The Farm encompasses boutique lodge accommodation, an award-winning par 71 golf course and indulgent spa treatment facilities. With 180-degree panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and a multitude of activities and adventures to be had, Cape Kidnappers is the perfect escape.
Ideal for honeymoons and romantic breakaways, the cluster of luxury lodge buildings at Cape Kidnappers are suggestive of a working farm – a marriage of river stone and weathered wood, the buildings combine rustic and textured materials with comfortable modern furniture. Each lodge suite offers 5 star luxury accommodation, and exceptional guest facilities.
If travelling with family or friends, book the Owner’s Cottage, located in a secluded area away from the main lodge. This luxury accommodation offers 4 deluxe bedrooms each with fireplaces, private balconies and large bathrooms and also presents stylish living, kitchen and dining areas.
The common areas of this luxury New Zealand lodge offer numerous welcoming and comfortable spaces. Indulge in the heated infinity pool and Jacuzzi or stretch out under the shady poolside cabana and enjoy a tipple from the mini-bar.
The Cape Kidnappers Luxury Spa sits atop the hillside, above the Lodge, with outstanding vistas of the sapphire ocean. Choose from a variety of Spa treatments including massage, reflexology, body wraps, facials, pedicures, manicures and hair care. Couples can enjoy the ultimate indulgence together in the Spa Suite.
Dining is a special experience at the lodge. Choose from a variety of dining spaces, each with unique features – from the Wine Cellar, to the Loggia, the small dining room or the Snug for special occasions, there’s a dining option for you. Enjoy gourmet restaurant cuisine from the award-winning Chefs, including the finest New Zealand lamb and beef and the best local produce and seafood.
Designed by legendary golf architect Tom Doak, the Cape Kidnappers par 71 golf course measures 7,119 yards (6,510 metres) and will challenge golfers of all skill levels. Completed in 2004, this spectacular New Zealand golf course has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf. Before or after your game enjoy a meal and a drink at the Clubhouse or explore the Pro Shop.
You will also discover brilliant leisure pastimes on The Farm, including farm tours, walking trails, the gannet colony, quad biking, mountain biking and trout fishing, just to name a few.
Location and Transfers
Situated in Hawke’s Bay on New Zealand’s North Island.
Getting There from Auckland – scheduled plane flights to Napier (Hawke’s Bay) are available daily and take 55 minutes, by helicopter it is 1 hour 45 minutes and by car allow 6 hours.
Getting There from Wellington – scheduled plane flights to Napier are available daily and take 50 minutes, by helicopter it is 1 hour 20 minutes and by car allow 4 hours.
Getting There from Taupo – by helicopter is 45 minutes and by car allow 2hrs 30 minutes.
Getting There from it’s Sister Property, Kauri Cliffs – scheduled plane flights depart Kerikeri daily and take under 2 hours to Napier (via Auckland), by helicopter it is 3 hours direct to the Lodge
Relax in 5-star luxury on your private balcony, as you absorb the magnificent 180-degree sweeping views of the farm, golf course and the shimmering Pacific Ocean.
Each suite features room-controlled air conditioning, high-speed wireless Internet, remote control flatscreen 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.
Hilltop Suites – situated on top of the hill above the Lodge, offering comfort and spectacular vistas. Two Hilltop Suites have the option to add an interconnecting second smaller bedroom
Hilltop Rooms – used in conjuction with a Hilltop Suite, as an additional bedroom (shower only)
Ridge Suites – situated atop the skyline ridge to the southwest of and a short walk from the Lodge. Spacious, comfortable and private with fireplaces and full (wet) mini bars
Lodge Suites – the largest suites at 65sqm, located inside the Lodge Building, offer the convenience of proximity to lodge facilities, and full (wet) mini bars
Owner’s Cottage – ideal for a family or group of friends travelling together, The Owner’s Cottage offers boutique hotel facilities, with space for up to 8 guests. Unwind and enjoy 4 deluxe bedrooms with fireplaces, large bathrooms, walk-in closets, mini-bars and private balconies overlooking the magnificent Pacific Ocean. Socialise in the large living room, with a stone fireplace, generously-sized open-plan kitchen and dining area. Or enjoy privacy in 1 of the 2 smaller sitting rooms, each with fireplaces, TVs and comfortable seating. For added luxury during your stay, pamper yourself in the powder room or soak up the ambience in the outdoor jacuzzi, on the stone terrace. The Owner’s Cottage may be rented as a 2 bedroom or 4 bedroom house
Choose from a variety of dining spaces. Private dining can be arranged on request.
The Head Chef Tim Pickering always aims to source his produce as locally as possible, and with an idyllic Hawke’s Bay location, his “food miles” have been relatively few. Now with the Cape Kidnappers vegetable garden in place and its close proximity to the lodge, the chefs are able to create daily menu’s based on what is freshest, utilising many vegetables straight from the garden and offering the most seasonal produce to guests. Depending on the season there is a wide variety of different vegetables growing and the staff would be delighted to give you a tour.
The chefs pride themselves on making as much as they can on site. The Pastry Chef makes everything from scratch at The Farm – from cereals, cookies, breads, jams, exquisite pastries to ice cream. The chocolate chip cookies are gaining legendary status, and the smell of melting chocolate wafting from the kitchen means the chef’s are making one of their wonderful desserts for the night’s dinner menu.
Breakfast – features a buffet of local and imported fruits, home-made muesli and cereals, yoghurts and freshly baked pastries. In addition, a hot menu featuring eggs, pancakes, crisp New Zealand bacon, ham and sausages and more may be ordered
Lunch – the lunch menu offers an extensive variety of dishes, ranging from sandwiches to three course lunches. The Clubhouse offers a small selection of light options. Sandwiches to eat between nines can be ordered prior to tee-off at the Clubhouse. Room Service to your luxury accommodation is available on request
Cocktails – the complimentary cocktail hour begins at 6.30pm. Hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and a wide range of wines, beer and spirits are served
Dinner – the dinner menu changes nightly and features the finest New Zealand lamb and beef, as well as the best local produce and seafood. During cocktails and dinner, gentlemen are required to wear a jacket (the Lodge has jackets available for guest use at Reception)
Picnics – Cape Kidnapers has an abundance of wonderful picnic sites. There is a choice of picnic lunches on offer, from an activity pack, simple boxed lunch or a delicious gourmet picnic
Private Dining – if you would like to dine privately, the snug, library and wine cellar provide this unique experience
Room Service – available on request
Wine List – part of the Cape Kidnappers dining experience is offering you the perfect wine to complement each dish. The Cape Kidnappers team are always on hand to offer personalized advice as they strive to enhance your dining experience by finding you that perfect wine
Facilities and Activities
Yoga and Pilates are available on request
Heated Infinity Swimming Pool
Golf Course – par 71 course, clubhouse and pro-shop, located a short distance from the main lodge
Nature Walks – may be guided if required
Cape Kidnappers Property & Farm Tour – enjoy a tour of this 6,000 acre working sheep and cattle farm. Explore this magnificent property in four-wheel drive comfort or, for the more adventurous, try a quad bike tour
Gannet Colony – Cape Kidnappers is the home of the largest, most accessible mainland colony of gannets in the world
ATV Quad Biking
Maori Heritage Tours
Hot Air Ballooning
White Water Rafting