Cape Kidnappers, discovered by Captain James Cook in 1769, features some of the most dramatic coastline’s New Zealand has to offer. Recognised as one of the world’s most extraordinary luxury destinations, set on a 6,000-acre sheep and cattle farm with breath taking views over the Pacific in the Hawke’s Bay wine region. Food and wine are highlights of any visit there. Conde Nast Traveller Magazine UK listed The Farm at Cape Kidnappers in its 2011 Gold List and named it Best for Food among an outstanding line-up of worldwide luxury hotels. The Farm offers gourmet à la carte dining in a number of unique lodge locations as well as a wine tasting room and cellar showcasing top wines from New Zealand and beyond. If sport is what you’re looking for the Tom Doak designed Cape Kidnappers Golf Course has international status as a “must play” course, voted 27th in the world by Golf Magazine. Non-golfers and golfers alike can take advantage of Hawke’s Bay’s fishing, beaches, arts and crafts.
Nestled amongst 6,000 acres of stunning farmland in the beautiful Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, it encompasses terrain which is reminiscent of the American West but plunges 800 feet into the sea.
Map co-ordinates: -39.642210, 176.989864
With just 24 ultra-comfortable and spacious “cottage” suites and a four bedroom “Owner’s Cottage”, all with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, a stay at the Relais + Chateaux Cape Kidnappers is truly “farm luxe” at its best. This stunning Lodge exterior resembles a cluster of farm buildings and exudes great character, with the interior giving way to beautifully appointed and graciously scaled lounge and dining rooms, full of natural light and perfectly designed to capture the unparalleled views
•Heated infinity pool and Jacuzzi
•Spa treatments with beautiful forest and ocean views
•Golf course and Club House
•Fully equipped Gym, offering Yoga, Pilates, Golf Specific Fitness and Personal Training by appointment
•A 180-degree panoramic views of the farm, golf course and Pacific Ocean are enjoyed from each suite's private balcony