Located above the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean, Black…
Starting at $250 per room per night
448, Clifton Road, Te Awanga, Hastings District, Hawke's Bay, 4180, New Zealand
Starting at $1,300 per room per night
Perfect for those seeking luxury accommodation in Hawkes Bay, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers sits atop rolling hills and rugged cliffs that give way to vast sea views and an ever-present horizon. All suites are within easy access to lodge facilities including gymnasium, pool, spa and library. Enjoy a panoramic sunrise perched above the spectacular cliffs of Cape Kidnappers’ Black Reef. Tuck into a delicious breakfast as you are entertained by the activity of the resident Gannet colony nearby.
Unique Features: Now owned by the Robertson Family, Dry River Winery was first established in 1979 and was one of Martinborough’s very first wineries. Named for one of South Wairarapa’s earliest sheep stations, Dry River rests on the very arid, gravelly, free-draining soils near the Ruamahunga River, an area known as the Martinborough Terrace.
Accommodations: Warm and enveloping, Cape Kidnappers’ generous suites offer sumptuous, rustic-luxe interiors and awe-inspiring views in equal parts. Each of the spacious Hilltop, Hilltop Family, Ridge and Lodge Suites provide guests with some different, while delivering on peace, comfort and pure relaxation. With stunning attention to detail, you’ll be completely at ease from the moment you walk into the thoughtfully designed suites with large bathrooms and stunning balconies.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Owner’s Cottage which is a palatial retreat with an everlasting horizon. Perched on rolling farmland that gives way to dramatic, rugged cliffs, this property will take your breath away and restore it all in a moment.
Dining: Farm by name and nature, Cape Kidnappers harvests much of its own produce from its onsite vegetable garden. Close to the lodge and abundant in every season, the garden enables the chef to create daily menus based on what is freshest. What can’t be sourced from the farm’s vegetable garden is sourced from elsewhere in the Hawke’s Bay, which is known for its bountiful fruit, vegetables and boutique delicatessen products.
Activities: Designed by legendary golf architect Tom Doak, the Cape Kidnappers par 71 golf course measures 7,147 yards (6,569 meters) and will challenge golfers of all skill levels. This spectacular New Zealand golf course has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf. Built on a ridge-and-valley landscape and with stunning sea views, Cape Kidnappers Golf Course plays high above the ocean atop dramatic cliffs.
Spa & Fitness: Relax and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit at The Spa at Cape Kidnappers. Located at the top of the path leading from the main lodge to the Hilltop suites, the spa’s incredible views of Hawke’s Bay will calm and relax you before your treatment even begins. With three treatment rooms, they offer a collection of massage styles, facials, pedicures, manicures and hair care.
Location: Hawke’s Bay is a region on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island. It’s known for its beaches and wineries. Examples of the region’s art deco architecture include the Daily Telegraph Building and Municipal Theatre in Napier, and the Hawke’s Bay Opera House in Hastings. Napier’s National Aquarium of New Zealand has a viewing tunnel for marine life, and shelters endangered local species like kiwis and tuataras.
Closest Airport: The closest major airport to Hastings, New Zealand is Hawke’s Bay Airport (NPE / NZNR). This airport is in Napier, New Zealand and is 23 km from the center of Hastings, New Zealand.
Children’s Programs: No. They do not offer any supervised children’s programs.
Pet Friendly: No, unfortunately pets are not allowed.
Weddings: Yes. Whether you’re looking for an exquisite elopement hideaway, an intimate evening with your closest loved ones or the exclusive-use of the magnificent lodges and properties, they guarantee your dream day will be breathtaking. With stunning accommodation and many venue and private dining options at each of the lodges, they cater to guest weddings of a variety of sizes.
Meetings: Yes. The incentive travel experiences in New Zealand are limitless and there are no better basecamps from which to explore than the award-winning Robertson Lodges. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke’s Bay is incredible. Retreat attendees enjoy suite accommodations, daily breakfast, pre-dinner drinks and canapes, gourmet dinner each night, complimentary WiFi and non-alcoholic mini-bar.
Extra Info: Largely inaccessible to regular vehicles, Cape Kidnappers is best explored by Can-Am ATVs. Discover this rugged terrain with a personal guide as you travel to the very edges of this vast coastal property. Breathe in the southward views towards Ocean Beach and Bare Island before turning back to unrivalled vistas across the entire farm towards Napier and the surrounding ranges; venture through an old creek bed, across expansive farmland and down to historic Rangaika Beach. Ideal for all age groups and fitness levels, this tour is an absolute highlight.