The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

Set atop 6,000 rolling acres of pasture land, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers offers 5 star luxury lodge accommodation in New Zealand’s, Hawke’s bay. The farm encompasses 22 boutique lodge rooms, an award-winning par 71 golf course and indulgent spa treatment facilities. With 180-degree panoramic views of the pacific ocean and a multitude of activities and adventures to be had, cape kidnappers is the perfect escape and a member of Relais & Chateaux, an exclusive collection of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in the world.



Ideal for honeymoons and romantic breakaways, the cluster of luxury lodge buildings at Cape Kidnappers are suggestive of a working farm – a marriage of river stone and weathered wood, the buildings combine rustic and textured materials with comfortable modern furniture. Each lodge suite offers 5 star luxury accommodation, and exceptional guest facilities.



If travelling with family or friends, book the Owner’s Cottage, located in a secluded area away from the main lodge. This luxury accommodation offers 4 deluxe bedrooms each with fireplaces, private balconies and large bathrooms and also presents stylish living, kitchen and dining areas.
The common areas of our luxury New Zealand lodge offer numerous welcoming and comfortable spaces. Indulge in the infinity pool and jacuzzi or stretch out under the shady poolside cabana and enjoy a drink from the bar.



The Cape Kidnappers Luxury Spa sits atop the hillside, above the Lodge, with outstanding vistas of the sapphire ocean. Choose from a variety of Spa treatments including massage, reflexology, body wraps, facials, pedicures, manicures and hair care. Couples can enjoy the ultimate indulgence together in the Spa Suite.



Dining is a special experience at our luxury lodge. Choose from a variety of dining spaces, each with unique features – from the Wine Cellar, to the Loggia, the small dining room or the Snug for special occasions, there’s a dining option for you. Enjoy gourmet restaurant cuisine from our award-winning Chefs, including the finest New Zealand lamb and beef and the best local produce and seafood.



Designed by legendary golf architect Tom Doak, the Cape Kidnappers par 71 golf course measures 7,119 yards (6,510 meters) and will challenge golfers of all skill levels. Completed in 2004, this spectacular New Zealand golf course has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf. Cape Kidnappers’ golf course is currently ranked the 41st best golf course in the world by Golf Magazine. Before or after your game enjoy a meal at the Clubhouse or explore the Pro Shop’s great range of golf and casual wear.



You will also discover brilliant leisure pastimes on The Farm, including farm tours, walking trails, the gannet colony, quad biking, mountain biking and trout fishing, just to name a few.





As a guest of The Farm at Cape Kidnappers we are delighted to offer an exclusive experience to view our treasured native bird – the Kiwi. Because the Kiwi is a semi-nocturnal secretive bird, few New Zealanders have seen their national bird in the wild.




The Kiwi is the sole survivor of an ancient order of birds including the now extinct Moa’s. There are five recognized species – all of which are endangered. We currently have the North Island brown Kiwi on site. They are a flightless bird; about the size of a domestic fowl and has coarse, bristly, hair-like feathers. We currently have over 40 on the property. They range in age from less than one year up until 12 years.



Tours are arranged with an experienced guide from Environmental Services who carry out essential monitoring of the Kiwis. Guests are transferred from the Lodge and taken to a particular site. They then walk for up to 30mins to locate the Kiwi’s habitat. Guests can observe the guide checking the Kiwi’s transmitter and watch it being weighed and measured. Guests can touch the Kiwi and take photographs.