The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

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 our 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 our luxury 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 our 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 meters) 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. Cape Kidnappers’ golf course is currently ranked the 41st best golf course in the world by Golf Magazine. Before or after your game enjoy a meal at the Clubhouse or explore the Pro Shop’s great range of golf and casual wear.

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. All activities can be booked at reception during your stay.

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The Cape Kidnappers Luxury Spa facility sits atop the hillside, above the Lodge. Beautiful forest and ocean views stretch out before you as you enjoy your Spa treatment.

Choose from a variety of Spa treatments, including massage, reflexology, body wraps, facials, pedicures, manicures and hair care. Couples can enjoy this ultimate indulgence together in the private Spa Suite.


The golf course is located a short distance from the main lodge. There is a wonderful range of men’s and women’s golf and casual wear available in the Pro-shop. Lunch is also available in the clubhouse.

Swimming Pool

Indulge in the heated infinity pool and jacuzzi or stretch out under the shady poolside cabana and
enjoy a tipple from the mini-bar.

Common Areas

The common areas of our boutique New Zealand lodge offer numerous welcoming and comfortable spaces in which to relax, including the intimate Silo space, stylish lounges featuring roaring open fires and outdoor conservatory areas.


Our Gym, located on the lower level of the lodge, is equipped with a full spectrum of exercise equipment and free-weights. Yoga, Pilates, Golf Specific Fitness and Personal Training are available by appointment.

Nature Walks

Cape Kidnappers boasts some of the most inspiring trails in the North Island. Explore a variety of terrain, from moderate forest walks to oceanside hikes along the cliffs. Backpacks, blankets, picnics and directions are always available. If you prefer a more structured experience, trail guides are available for hire by reservation.

Child Programs

The Hawke’s Bay region presents a wide range of fun activities for children and families.

We suggest that all children’s activity bookings are made with our lodge reservations team at the time of your initial accommodation booking, to avoid disappointment. Alternatively, you may book activities with our concierge staff during your stay at the lodge.

Here at Cape Kidnappers, nothing is a problem and we can organise a nanny to accompany your children to one of the many activities available. Our staff are well-equipped to ensure that your children’s stay at our boutique lodge is as enjoyable as your own.

Special children’s menus, babysitting services, baby cots and much more are available.


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 Suite

10 suites – 500 sq ft / 46.5 sq meters
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

2 rooms
Used in conjuction with a Hilltop Suite, as an additional bedroom (shower only).

Ridge Suite

8 suites – 683 sq ft / 63 sq meters
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 Suite

4 large suites – 708 sq ft / 65 sq meters
Our largest suites, 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 at our luxury Hawke’s Bay lodge 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 in our 5-star lodge accommodation, pamper yourself in the powder room or soak up the ambience in the outdoor jacuzzi, on the stone terrace.

The Owner’s Cottage can be rented as a 2 bedroom or 4 bedroom house.

Gastronomy & Bar

Our 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, our 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 our guests. Depending on the season we have a wide variety of different vegetables growing and we would be delighted to show you through.

We pride ourselves on making as much as we can on site. Our Pastry Chef makes everything from scratch here at The Farm – from cereals, cookies, breads, jams, exquisite pastries to ice cream. Our chocolate chip cookies are gaining legendary status, and the smell of melting chocolate wafting from the kitchen means our chef’s are making one of their wonderful desserts for the night’s dinner menu.


Breakfast at our luxury New Zealand lodge is served from 7.00am to 10.30am and 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 is served from 12.00pm to 3.00pm in the Lodge dining area. The Lodge 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. Lunch is not included in the tariff, but can be charged directly to your suite account. Room Service to your luxury accommodation is available on request.


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 is served from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Our dinner menu changes nightly and features the finest New Zealand lamb and beef, as well as the best local produce and seafood. Wine and bottled water served with dinner are not included in the daily tariff. During cocktails and dinner, gentlemen are required to wear a jacket (the Lodge has jackets available for guest use at Reception).


Our property has an abundance of wonderful picnic sites. We offer a choice of picnic lunches from an activity pack, simple boxed lunch or a delicious gourmet picnic. Please speak to Reception for picnic requests.

Private Dining

If you would like to dine privately, the snug, library and wine cellar provide this unique experience.

Room Service

Available on request.


The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

448 Clifton Road , Te Awanga
Hawke’s Bay , New Zealand

Lodge Tel: +64 6 875 1900
Golf Shop Tel: +64 6 873 1018
Facsimile: +64 6 875 1901


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