The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

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.

The Lodge & Golf Course at Cape Kidnappers, known as ‘The Farm’ is set on a 6,000 acre sheep and cattle farm which encompasses land reminiscent of the American West, but plunges 800 feet into the sea. 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.

On the exterior, the lodge resembles a cluster of farm buildings, whilst on the interior guests will find graciously scaled rooms full of natural light and unexpected treasures. Comfort and ease are at a premium with each room taking on a character of its own while harkening back to the rural feeling of the New Zealand sheep station. Spacious cottages, each with breathtaking views, open to large porches overlooking a stunning Pacific panorama.

The lodge offers two dining rooms and a covered loggia. Other rooms within the lodge include a lounge-living room, library, intimate sitting rooms, and wine cellar.

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.

Lodge Facilities:

  • Golf course
  • Gym
  • Helipad
  • Horse riding
  • In house Spa services
  • Spa Pool
  • Swimming Pool
  • Walking trails


22 Suites comprising 4 Lodge Suites, 8 Ridge Suites, 8 Hilltop Suites, and 2 Hilltop Family Suites along with a Four-bedroom Owner’s Cottage. The rooms are nestled on a ridgeline overlooking the ocean, farm and golf course. Each offer their own private porch, comfortable bedroom with sitting area, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom.

Local Experiences

Guests can enjoy Cape Kidnapper’s beautiful property with the gannet colony, farm, hiking, Kiwi Discovery Tour, horse riding and Can Am Tours and also experience a variety of nearby activities. These include wonderful wineries, scenic helicopter tours, fishing, Art Deco tours, river kayaking and rafting and Maori Heritage tours.

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Your Hosts

Kris Shepherd


446 Clifton Road
Te Awanga 4102
Hawke’s Bay
New Zealand
Tel: +64 (0)6 875 1900
Fax: +64 (0)6 875 1901

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