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.
You couldn't get more senic then this property. Situated on 6,000 acres it offers spectacular 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean. Its easy to why it is one of New Zealand's best loved property.
Sitting under the name of Relais & Chateaux gourmet cuisine is central to the Kauri Cliffs experience. With a top chef taking charge the food here showcases local farmers and is in tune with seasonal offerings.
The rooms are all away from the main lodge, maximising space and privacy. with a feeling of being in a luxurious home in Hamptons there is a range of suites to suit a number of different sized groups.
Situated on a world-class course, Kauri Cliffs offers the ultimate New Zealand getaway for the keen golfer
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, personalised 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 travellers accompanied by delicious canapés.
The activities at Kauri Cliffs are endless, whether it is relaxing on the gorgeous beaches, the world famous fishing and scuba diving or even quad biking. 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.
When to visit
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!
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.
Air New Zealand operates scheduled daily flights from Auckland to Bay of Islands (Kerikeri) Airport. Charter flights can also be organized. Kauri Cliffs will meet your flight and transfer you the 25-minutes to the Lodge upon request. Several helicopter companies operate flights from Auckland to Kauri Cliffs, flight time is 1-hour. Alternatively, for self-drive it's approximately 3-hours and 45-minutes from Auckland.
Sailing on Cool Change - Private Day Sailing Charter
Cool Change is a stunning 54 ft sailing catamaran, offering you a totally unique way to experience New Zealand's world famous Bay of Islands. Your private charter will explore the beautiful bays and islands, with a delicious lunch onboard.