The Lodge At Kauri Cliffs, Bay Of Islands, New Zealand
Bask in the breathtaking views from your luxurious suite or cottage, indulge in a massage, body treatment or personalised yoga class in the spa complex, or chill out at one of the three private beaches. Ancient kauri forests, spectacular sand dunes and the magnificent Bay of Islands are all within easy reach.
Set on 6,000 acres near Matauri Bay, Northland, the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs affords spectacular 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean. Cape Brett and the offshore Cavalli Islands are part of the panorama that can be viewed from the verandas, living room, card room and the guest cottages.
Facilities include a Par 72 PGA Championship Golf Course designed and built by David Harman, two Astroturf tennis courts, an infinity swimming pool with spa and a fully equipped fitness centre. Kauri Cliffs has three secluded swimming beaches, which are also available for picnics and barbeques.
Location and Transfers
Located in the Bay of Islands in the North Island of New Zealand.
Transfer time is 3 hours 45 minutes by car from Auckland Airport or 1 hour by helicopter.
Kauri Cliffs consists of eleven outlying guest cottages, each with two guest suites providing twenty-two accommodation units at Kauri Cliffs. Every suite offers its own private porch, comfortable bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, walk-in his and hers wardrobes and a bathroom with a shower, bathtub and his and hers vanities. The cottages are nestled on the edge of a native forest overlooking the ocean and golf course.
The eleven cottages comprise 16 Deluxe units (approximately 750 sq ft/69.7 sq m) and 6 Standardunits (approximately 601 sq ft/55.9 sq m) which are nestled on the edge of native bush looking east from private verandas across the golf course and the Pacific Ocean. They are in a staggered row to the north of the main lodge building along a meandering tree studded path.
The main bedroom features an open gas fireplace, superior mini-bar, large armoire with a TV, DVD player, CD player, super-king bed (able to be split into 2 super-singles), rattan armchairs, writing desk and ottomans.
There are two “security” rooms in addition to the 22 Deluxe and Standard suites. Featuring two single beds, ensuite bathroom and wardrobe, these rooms are used predominantly for accompanying security, drivers, minders or children.
Gourmet a la carte dining is available in the main dining room or on the verandas.
Breakfast – a buffet of local and imported fruits, home-made muesli and cereals, yoghurts and freshly baked muffins. In addition, a hot menu featuring eggs, pancakes, crisp bacon, ham, sausages and ricotta hotcakes may be ordered
Lunch – a formal three-course lunch is available. Alternatively, there are a variety of sandwiches, salads and desserts to choose from
Picnics – wonderful picnic sites abound on the property. There are three secluded beaches, several waterfalls and stands of magnificent bush. A choice of delicious picnic lunches is available
Cocktail Hour – an excellent time to meet fellow guests. Hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and a wide range of wines, beer and spirits are available
Dinner – the dinner menu changes nightly and features local produce and seafood. The best New Zealand lamb and beef are served. Executive Chef Barry Frith oversees the culinary team. The Pastry Chef is a master of exotic and tempting desserts.
Gentlemen are required to wear jackets during cocktails and dinner. Jackets are available to borrow
Room Service – Room service and private dining are available
Facilities and Activities
Infinity Swimming Pool
2 Astroturf Tennis Courts
Kauri Cliffs Golf Course
3 secluded beaches
Small Computer Room