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Kauri Cliffs

Kerikeri, New Zealand

Kauri Cliffs is a stunningly beautiful luxury estate with an award winning golf course set on a remote 6000 acre plateau high above the sea in New Zealand's Bay of Islands. Picnic at a waterfall, play tennis or golf or simply luxuriate in the spa.

At a Glance

  • Kauri Cliffs is one of New Zealand's most exclusive luxury lodges

  • The property has the feel of a private country club, set amidst rolling hills with spectacular coastal views

  • Gourmet cuisine is central to the Kauri Cliffs experience

  • Situated on a world-class course, Kauri Cliffs offers the ultimate New Zealand getaway for the keen golfer

  • The Owners Cottage is ideal for families traveling together, set apart from the property with a private pool and large patio

Culture, Golf, Adventure, Honeymoon

Insider's View

Take a trip to one of the many beautiful beaches with your own private chef, who will knock up the most delicious barbeque for you of fresh seafood or local New Zealand lamb, all washed down with world-class wine - a real treat!

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Take a morning walk to the waterfall. This is located in the middle of the property surrounded by farmland and native bush. A perfect way to build up your appetite before your lavish breakfast.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Two nights here would leave you feeling short changed, so make sure you make the time for 3 nights at the very least so you can enjoy all that the property has to offer.

Sarah Rowan

Insider's View

Make sure you go for the Friday night Barbecue on Pink Beach, famous with their guests.

Spend time in their awesome Spa or walking the property and endless beaches where they will set up a picnic lunch or anything you desire.

Jules Maury

Call us on 858 345 1762 to start planning your vacation to Kauri Cliffs or take a look at our itineraries to Bay of Islands


Situated with spectacular 180 degree views overlooking the breathtaking Bay of Islands, Kauri Cliffs is the perfect beach retreat with three picturesque private beaches ideal for swimming and private barbecues. It is also a golfer’s paradise, with holes offering awesome views of offshore islands and the magnificent Pacific Ocean. With only 22 suites and one cottage, Kauri Cliffs is a boutique property with fantastic cuisine, personalized service and an impressive array of facilities.

The suites and Owner’s Cottage are dotted along a meandering woodland path, nestled on the edge of a native forest and overlooking the ocean and golf course and are superbly luxurious and very private, . Each Suite has a private porch and a spacious open plan bedroom and sitting room with open fireplace. The voluminous owner's cottage has two bedrooms and a study that can be converted to a third, with its own private pool and Jacuzzi as well as kitchen facilities should you want to dine at 'home' with a hotel chef catering to your every desire.

Dining at the lodge is a gourmet affair whether you chose a picnic lunch at one of the property's waterfalls or beaches, a salad by the pool or the more formal dinner in the lodge's dining room. Each evening there is a cocktail hour and guests to get together and enjoy a drink and a chat with fellow travelers accompanied by delicious canapés.

The activities at Kauri Cliffs are endless, whether it is relaxing on the gorgeous beaches, the world famous game fishing and scuba diving, quad biking or even hunting for boar. The knowledgeable guides will take you along to Ninety Mile Beach or to visit the stunning scenery of nearby Puketi Kauri Forest or Rainbow Falls and you can finish off your unforgettable day with a private beach barbeque of freshly caught fish.


Kauri Cliffs has 11 private cottages, each with two separate guest suites plus the 2-3 bedroom Owner’s Cottage with private pool, hot tub and cooking facilities for a chef (if required) - perfect for a family. Every Standard and larger Deluxe Suite is comfortably furnished in a simple and elegant style and each has its own private porch, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace and all are located in the forest overlooking the golf course and Pacific Ocean. All suites have DVD/CD facilities. All suites feature: open gas fireplace, mini bar, super king bed, rattan armchairs, writing desk and ottomans. There is also two 'Security Rooms' with two single beds, en-suite bathroom and wardrobe, for security staff, drivers, minders or for children.


Children are more than welcome at Kauri Cliffs and the expansive Owner's Cottage is ideal for families but several of the suites interconnect and can accommodate additional beds. Cots are available and private dining will be arranged for families with children under the age of 12 after 7pm as dining in the evenings at Kauri Cliffs is quite formal. Children's bikes are available and kids will love the beach picnics and barbecues as well as all of the water based activities on offer.


The main lodge has views over the golf course and meals can be enjoyed in the dining room or on one of the verandas. There is also a card room and comfy living room. The luxury spa is nestled at the edge of a forest and guests can enjoy treatments al fresco or by the fireside as well as the indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and gym. There is a PGA championship Golf Course, outdoor pool, two astroturf tennis courts and three private and secluded beaches, great for swimming, picnics and beach barbecues.


Kauri Cliffs is a great base for nature walks, bird watching or cycling, and mountain bikes are provided free of charge for guests' enjoyment. Other activities include golf, beach barbecues and picnics, horse riding, fishing, kayaking, scenic heli tours, Bay of Islands cruises, sailing, quad biking, scuba diving and even wild boar and possum hunting. From December to March the hotel's 'Summer Series' provides daily complimentary activities from wine tasting to farm tours to Haka performances.

Location & Directions

Kerikeri, New Zealand

Kauri Cliffs is located in the bay of islands, in the north island of New Zealand, set on 6,500 acres near Matauri Bay. Panoramic views encompass Cape Brett, the famous “hole in the rock” and the Cavalli Islands.

When to go

The climate in New Zealand is incredibly pleasant, with warm and balmy summers and cold crisp winter months with wonderful clear, blue skies. The warmer high-season months of November to April are perfect for outdoor exploration. The colder months of June to August are the best time to ski.

Both North and South Islands are drier on the east coast, rather than on the west, where mountain ranges act as a trap for the moisture-rich winds from the Tasman Sea. It is also worth remembering that it is usually a few degrees cooler on the South Island than the North Island and as New Zealand has a maritime climate, the weather can change rapidly.

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