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Cape Kidnappers

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers sits atop rolling hills and rugged cliffs that give way to vast sea views and an ever-present horizon


Home to not only a lodge and spa, this unique property also boasts one of the world’s top golf courses, a sanctuary for some of New Zealand’s most precious flora and fauna, and a working farm.

Warm and enveloping, Cape Kidnappers generous suites offer sumptuous comfort and awe-inspiring views in equal parts.

Ranked as one of the top two hotels in New Zealand and Australia by Travel + Leisure, and within the top 20 hotels in the world by Conde Nast Traveller, Cape Kidnappers delivers stunning exclusive guest experiences including the Can-Am Farm Tour, Kiwi Discovery Walk, Cape Kidnappers Gannet Colony and much, much more.


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 from designer Linda Bedell, you’ll be completely at ease from the moment you walk into the thoughtfully designed suites with large bathrooms and stunning balconies
Hilltop and Ridge Suites are set a short stroll from the main lodge buildings, while the four Lodge Suites are adjacent to the main facilities.

All suites are within easy access to lodge facilities including gymnasium, pool, spa and library. Perfect for those seeking luxury accommodation in Hawkes Bay.

The Owner’s Cottage at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers 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.


Cape Kidnapper’s harvests an abundance of crops from its own extensive vegetable, fruit and herb gardens. Generous access to such premium, fresh produce is one of the strong elements that defines the seasonal nature of the cuisine. With menus changing on a daily basis everything can be showcased at its very best, when crops have reached their peak of flavour.


Golf at Cape Kidnappers is a course offering holes unlike anywhere else in the world. 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. Built on a ridge-and-valley landscape and with stunning sea views, Cape Kidnappers Golf Course plays high above the ocean atop dramatic cliffs.

Golf is certainly not the only activity with opportunities abound for outdoor pursuits within the dramatic Cape Kidnappers property. The lodge team can suggest and organise all manner of activities- from hikes across the farmland, to a visit to the gannet colony, picnics at Black Reef, the Cape Kidnappers property offers countless activities. Can-Am Adventure tours, clay-bird shooting, shepherding shows, Kiwi Discovery Walks, and much more await lodge guests.

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