• Located in the Hawke’s Bay and set on 6,000 acres of dramatic coastline The Farm at Cape Kidnappers offers spectacular views from every angle of the Pacific Ocean.

  • Spacious cottages, each with breathtaking views, open to large porches overlooking a stunning Pacific panorama.
  • The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is one of New Zealand’s foremost luxury properties.

  • Cape Kidnappers is the sister property to Kauri Cliffs and Matakauri Lodge. The spectacular Tom Doak designed Golf Course is ranked 22nd in the world.

  • A boutique spa is the perfect antidote after a long day of wine tasting or golf.

  • Hawke’s Bay is New Zealand’s premier wine region. Boasting a Mediterranean like climate, diverse landscape, award winning produce, unique wildlife and stunning Art-Deco architecture.


We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.



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, our 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.


We invite you to 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.

Families at Cape Kidnappers

Every day, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers welcomes families of all sizes and ages.Jet-setting families have chosen Cape Kidnappers for the generations with our educational, interactive and destination inspired activities a firm favourite. Once on property, families delight in the convenience of having attentive, family-friendly staff to curate their stay from experiences, day trips and dining to all the little details in between.


Largely inaccessible to regular vehicles, Cape Kidnappers is best explored by Can-Am. 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.


Join our shepherd for an introduction to life on a 6,000 acre working sheep and beef farm.A farm by name and nature, Cape Kidnappers is a spectacularly rugged farmland. The sheer expanse of coastal Cape Kidnappers Station is awe-inspiring, and with rolling hills and river flats that serve as paddocks for sheep and cattle, the farm’s Shepherding Experience is not to be missed.

Horse Riding

Horse riding is the best way to soak up the atmosphere of Cape Kidnappers Station.You will take the reins of a gentle, well-trained horse and head out across the vast 6,000 acre station.See all that Cape Kidnappers has to offer with rolling hills, deep ravines and expansive views both across the Pacific Ocean and out over thousands of acres of working farmland.


The Cape Sanctuary is the largest privately owned and funded wildlife restoration project of its kind in New Zealand.Now 10 years in the making and with a predator-proof fence that stretches 10.6km from coast to coast, the sanctuary has a vision to restore the communities of landbirds, seabirds, reptiles and invertebrates that once thrived on the peninsula. Key to these efforts are the relocation and protection of juvenile kiwi bird, the preservation of the gannet colonies and protection of precious flora and fauna that would otherwise be at risk from predators.

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The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Situated in one of New Zealand’s most important wine districts, Hawkes Bay is rich with history and The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is the luxury choice in this fabulous area. This luxurious lodge is perched high above the ocean atop rolling hills and rugged cliffs that give way to spectacular sea views and an ever-present horizon.
Set in 6,000 acres of rolling pastures, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers’ terrain is reminiscent of Montana but plunges 800 feet into the sea at Hawke’s Bay. The farm incorporates the accommodation of a boutique lodge, an award winning 71 par golf course and indulgent spa treatment facilities. With 180 degree panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and a multitude of activities, Cape Kidnappers provides the prefect escape from reality.
A combination of stone and weathered wood, the lodge buildings combine rustic materials with comfortable up-to-date furniture, creating the feeling of being in a cosy and welcoming home. rooms. The main lodge features many warm and welcoming common areas in which to relax including the lounge, dining room and various ‘outdoor rooms’. Guests gather each evening over a drink to discuss the adventures of the day before sampling the fresh local cuisine in the dining room or at one of the property’s many romantic private dining locations.

All 22 of Cape Kidnappers’ stunning suites have panoramic views of the farm, golf course and the Pacific Ocean from their private deck and large picture windows so that you never feel disconnected from the enormity of the landscape surrounding you. Every creature comfort has been attended to with a clean, crisp style dominating throughout. For families or groups the Owner’s Suite is a private four-bedroom retreat with kitchen, large sitting room, open plan kitchen and private Jacuzzi where you can sit and admire the majestic views from the ridgetop location.

cape kidnappers owners cottage stone tarrace

Owner's Cottage

The Owner’s Cottage 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.Set atop 6,000 acres of stunning pasture-land in Hawke’s Bay, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers affords spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean.

cape kidnappers ridge suite

Ridge Suite

The eight Ridge Suites at Cape Kidnappers are deluxe category suites, set atop a skyline ridge with uninterrupted across the Hawke’s Bay. Spacious and with full wet minibars, Ridge Suites include a luxurious seating area beside a fireplace that opens out to a large private balcony.

cape kidnappers lodge suite

Lodge Suite

With a stunning rustic-luxe design, the four Lodge Suites are located adjacent to the main Lodge building, offering the convenience of proximity to lodge facilities.Each room has a spectacular uninterrupted view of the farm, golf course and the Hawke’s Bay as well as full (wet) mini bar.

cape kidnappers hilltop suite bathroom

Hilltop Suite

Perched atop the hill, Cape Kidnappers eight Hilltop Suites offer a magnificent view over the lodge and golf course to the vast Pacific.Offering comfort and spectacular vistas these thoughtfully-designed rooms have private balconies, king-sized beds and elegant bathrooms with twin vanities.500 sq. ft. / 46.5 sq. m.

The lodge prides itself on its low ‘food miles’ and with its own vegetable garden and the abundant produce in the Hawke’s Bay area, meals are deliciously fresh from the gourmet breakfasts, light lunches, picnic baskets and fine dinners (which can be taken privately or in the dining room), prior to which guests can convene for drinks and canapés . There is a wine cellar with tasting room, library, heated infinity pool, Jacuzzi, gym, indulgent hilltop luxury spa and golf course with clubhouse.

kauri cliffs Main Dinning Room

The Cuisine

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 Head Chef James Honore 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.

kauri cliffs dinning

Dining Room

I like to focus on fresh and interesting flavours when I create dishes for menus It is important not to combine too many flavours or to confuse the palate. I enjoy sourcing ingredients from the very best suppliers in Hawkes Bay, along with our daily picked fruit and vegetables from Cape Kidnappers’ own garden. Our kitchen is constantly evolving with new dishes and experiences for our guests, which is exciting

Cape Kidnappers has a stunning 50’ heated infinity pool and Jacuzzi with outstanding views over the farmland and to the sea beyond. After a wonderful day of exploring this fabulous area, having had a tiring game of golf, a quad biking or hiking trip or simply sampling the wide selection of regional wines, return to Cape Kidnappers to the fabulous Spa that is located on the hillside above the Lodge and is guaranteed to relax and rejuvenate in time for tomorrow’s adventures.

cape kidnappers treatment room


All spa treatments are 60-90 minutes in length and packages can be customised to suit your individual needs.With 3 treatment rooms (including a couple’s suite, perfect for honeymooners), we offer a collection of massage styles, facials, pedicures, manicures and hair care

cape kidnappers Pool


Area & Location

Area, Country
Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand
Nearest Airport
Hawke’s Bay Airport, Hawke’s Bay
Local Currency
New Zealand dollar (NZD)
Time Change
GMT +12:00
Best time to go
November through April.

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