The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
Situated in one of New Zealand's most important wine districts, Hawkes Bay is rich with history and The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is the luxury choice in this fabulous area. This luxurious lodge is perched high above the ocean with spectacular views.
At a Glance
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is one of New Zealand's foremost luxury properties
Hewn from rock and wood, the lodge has the feel of a chic farmhouse
Stunning views across rolling farmland to the cliffs of the Cape
Suites are vast and extremely comfortable, with wonderful beds and oversized bathrooms
A boutique spa is the perfect antidote after a long day of wine tasting or golf
For an amazing private dining experience, ask to dine in the grain silo, where your table will be set up in front of the fire ready to sample some of the incredible, local cuisine and stunning Hawke's Bay wines.Scott Dunn team
If you aren’t a golfing pro, why not experience some of New Zealand's most stunning landscapes by foot. This 6000 acre property has many routes that are well mapped out, ranging from 40 minutes to 6 hours. The black reef Gannet Colony was a huge highlight for me!Scott Dunn team
Take the opportunity to hop on one of their golf buggies for an excellent way to cover some of the dramatic landscape on the property.Sarah Rowan
Meet our specialists
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to The Farm at Cape Kidnappers or take a look at our itineraries to Hawkes Bay
Set in 6,000 acres of rolling pastures, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers' terrain is reminiscent of Montana but plunges 800 feet into the sea at Hawke's Bay. The farm incorporates the accommodation of a boutique lodge, an award winning 71 par golf course and indulgent spa treatment facilities. With 180 degree panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and a multitude of activities, Cape Kidnappers provides the prefect escape from reality.
A combination of stone and weathered wood, the lodge buildings combine rustic materials with comfortable up-to-date furniture, creating the feeling of being in a cosy and welcoming home. rooms. The main lodge features many warm and welcoming common areas in which to relax including the lounge, dining room and various 'outdoor rooms'. Guests gather each evening over a drink to discuss the adventures of the day before sampling the fresh local cuisine in the dining room or at one of the property's many romantic private dining locations.
All 22 of Cape Kidnappers' stunning suites have panoramic views of the farm, golf course and the Pacific Ocean from their private deck and large picture windows so that you never feel disconnected from the enormity of the landscape surrounding you. Every creature comfort has been attended to with a clean, crisp style dominating throughout. For families or groups the Owner's Suite is a private four-bedroom retreat with kitchen, large sitting room, open plan kitchen and private Jacuzzi where you can sit and admire the majestic views from the ridgetop location.
Cape Kidnappers has a stunning 50’ heated infinity pool and Jacuzzi with outstanding views over the farmland and to the sea beyond. After a wonderful day of exploring this fabulous area, having had a tiring game of golf, a quad biking or hiking trip or simply sampling the wide selection of regional wines, return to Cape Kidnappers to the fabulous Spa that is located on the hillside above the Lodge and is guaranteed to relax and rejuvenate in time for tomorrow's adventures.
The four Lodge Suites are the largest suites and are conveniently located in the main lodge. The 10 Hilltop Suites and two Hilltop Rooms (which are used in conjunction with a suite) sit on top of the hill above the lodge and afford wonderful views and are conveniently located for the spa. The eight Ridge Suites are a short walk from the lodge and are spacious with fireplaces. The four-bedroom luxury Owners Cottage is also in this area and has a large living room, open plan kitchen and outdoor Jacuzzi. All suites feature: air-conditioning, LCD TV with DVD player, CD player with iPod dock, safe, minibar, walk in wardrobe, and bathroom with: heated towel rack, twin vanities, bathtub and separate shower and separate WC.
Children are very welcome at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers and several of the rooms interconnect or families might like the Owner's Cottage, complete with kitchen, which can be rented as a one or two bedroom house. Children's menus, babysitting service, cots and much more is available to families and activities can be tailored according to your children's ages, interests and abilities. Private dining arrangements can be made for families with children under the age of 12 after 7pm.
The lodge prides itself on its low 'food miles' and with its own vegetable garden and the abundant produce in the Hawke's Bay area, meals are deliciously fresh from the gourmet breakfasts, light lunches, picnic baskets and fine dinners (which can be taken privately or in the dining room), prior to which guests can convene for drinks and canapés . There is a wine cellar with tasting room, library, heated infinity pool, Jacuzzi, gym, indulgent hilltop luxury spa and golf course with clubhouse.
Complimentary activities include mountain biking, nature walks (backpacks, blankets and picnics can be provided as can a guide) and property tours. Also available is golf, four wheel drive experiences, quad biking, Gannet colony tours and boat trips.
Location & Directions
Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
Set atop 6,000 rolling acres of stunning pasture-land in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers affords spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean. Cape Kidnappers marks the end of the Hawkes Bay at its southern-most point, 20km out of Napier. 100m tall jagged rock formations protrude from the ocean at the end of the 8km peninsula.
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.