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The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

93 Excellent 109 Reviews
Set atop 6,000 rolling acres of stunning pasture-land in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, with spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean. The perfect setting for honeymoons and romantic breakaways, the cluster of luxury lodge buildings at Cape Kidnappers are suggestive of a working farm. There is a (2) two night minimum stay requirement during high season (November-March).
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

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Excellent accommodation. Great location. Fantastic service.

Set atop 6,000 rolling acres of pasture land, The Farm encompasses terrain which is reminiscent of Montana but plunges 800 feet into the sea. The cluster of lodge buildings are suggestive of a working farm. A combination of stone and weathered wood, the buildings combine rustic materials with comfortable up-to-date furniture.

Each suite has room-controlled air conditioning, high-speed wireless internet, remote control flat screen 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. 180-degree panoramic views of the farm, golf course and Pacific Ocean are enjoyed from each suite's private balcony.
Hotel Address:
  • The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
  • 448 Clifton Road
  • Te Awanga
  • Hawke's Bay,
  • New Zealand

Location Summary
Cape Kidnappers is located in the southeast area of the North Island in the Hawke's Bay region.

Directions to Hotel
From Auckland (allow 6 hours), follow State Highway 1 to Taupo. Turn left into State Highway 5 to Eskdale. Turn right into State Highway 2 to Clive (via Napier). At Clive turn left into Mill Road then follow the signs to Cape Kidnappers.

From Wellington (allow 4 hours), follow State Highway 2 to Clive (via Hastings). Just before Clive township turn right into Mill Road then follow the signs to Cape Kidnappers.

From Taupo (allow 2.5 hours),take State Highway 5 to Eskdale. Turn right into State Highway 2 to Clive (via Napier). At Clive turn left into Mill Road then follow the signs to Cape Kidnappers.
Note Bene
Heli Air Hawke's Bay offers two scenic flights over Hawke's Bay lasting, approximately 30 minutes each. Choose between a tour of the stunning coastline surrounding Cape Kidnappers or fly over Hawke's Bay's picturesque vineyards, orchards and farmland.
Pool Outdoor
There is a 50' heated infinity pool and jacuzzi. A poolside cabana with mini-bar provides a shady relaxation area.
Spa Facility
The spa sits atop the hillside above the Lodge. Choose from a variety of treatments including massage, reflexology, body wraps, facials, pedicures, manicures and hair care. Couples can enjoy this ultimate indulgence together in the Spa Suite.
The Hawke's Bay coastline offers plenty of opportunities to partake in water activities. Ocean Beach and Waimarama provide solid scenery and excellent swimming.
Ballooning, Hot Air
Experience the joys of hot air ballooning over Hawke's Bay. Float over farmland, orchards and vineyards and admire the backdrop of distant mountain ranges.
Biking, Mountain
Adult and children's mountain bikes are available for guest use.
Ecological Tourism
Cape Kidnappers is the home of the largest, most accessible mainland colony of gannets in the world. The 20,000 gannets at the Cape are members of the Booby family, with distinctive black eye markings and a pale gold crown. Gannets are sized midway between a sea gull and an albatross. Visitors to the colony will see adults and young nesting in rows carrying out their daily routine. The birds can be seen from September until early May when they leave New Zealand for Australia. In September they return and build their nests to ready for the hatching of chicks during December and January.
Fishing Fly
Hawke's Bay offers a wide range of fishing opportunities. Its major rivers, the Mohaka, Tutkuir, Ngaruroro, Waipawa and Tukituki, are populated with wild brown and rainbow trout. An experienced local guide with a four wheel drive vehicle will pick you up at the Lodge and take you to one of more than 20 different rivers or lakes.
Designed by legendary golf architect Tom Doak, the par 71 golf course measures 7,119 yards and will challenge golfers of all skill levels. Completed in 2004, Cape Kidnappers has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf and is currently ranked the 41st best golf course in the world by Golf Magazine.
Walk to the 200 year old Kahikatea tree or jog or walk along Trigg Road which overlooks truly amazing views. For a longer walk head out to the Kanuka Block and enjoy beautiful native bush and inspirational views of the Pacific Ocean. Please contact Reception to order a snack pack of light refreshments and a trail map.
Horseback Riding
Tramp on horseback across sand dunes, tussock country, and golden sand beaches. Have our stable tailor a trip to your specifications and ability, whether it be two hours or the whole day.
Both kayaking and white water rafting are available.
Winery Tours
Hawke's Bay is New Zealand's second largest wine growing region and home to over 70 wineries. We can arrange a wide variety of wine experiences from guided tours to wine appreciation classes in our own wine cellar.

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Fine Dining On Site
    - Fitness Center
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pool Outdoor
    - Spa Facility
Available Activities
  • - Ballooning Hot Air
    - Beach
    - Biking Mountain
    - Ecological Tourism
    - Fishing Fly
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Horseback Riding
    - Jogging Running
    - Sailing
    - Winery Tours

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