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  •  Babysitting
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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With a stay at Kauri Cliffs in Matauri Bay, you’ll be near the beach and close to Matauri Bay Beach and Rainbow Warrior Memorial. This 5-star lodge is within the region of Cavalli Islands and Whangaroa Harbour.


Treat yourself to a stay in one of the 24 guestrooms, featuring fireplaces and flat-screen televisions. Your bed comes with down comforters and Egyptian cotton sheets. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Premium TV channels and iPod docking stations are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and designer toiletries.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including an outdoor pool and an indoor pool. Additional features at this Colonial lodge include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and a fireplace in the lobby.

Food & Drink

Satisfy your appetite at the lodge’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held daily.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this lodge consist of a conference center and a meeting room. Free valet parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Kauri Cliffs
139 Tepene Tablelands Road
Matauri Bay, 0478 New Zealand


5.0 Excellent 241 Reviews
Amazing place
Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the best golf courses I have ever played. Stunning views from every hole. Absolutely loved it.
Accommodation is really nice, with very comfortable beds.
Food was excellent, barbecue on the beach was just the cherry on the cake.
I love this place, we will be back.

Amazing views and fabulous property!
Reviewed 1 week ago

Kauri Cliffs is spectacular. In terms of design, the plantation style main house is something to behold and each cottage is impeccable. The furnishings are beautiful and the entire property is perfectly maintained. It would impress even the most particular interior designer. The golf course is like Pebble Beach, only better and more fun and much less crowded. In fact we never saw another person on the course outside of our group while we were playing the front 9. Everyone on the staff was upbeat and friendly and very attentive - start to finish.
Pricing is definitely strong - but it does include breakfast, cocktail hour, and amazing 5 course dinners.
We were traveling with a group and our consensus is that a property of this stature in 2019 should have air conditioning in the rooms - hence the four stars, not 5. And we would all forego eating in the new outdoor grille - a great setting but if you want a great meal eat upstairs at dinner.

Reviewed 1 month ago

Beautiful golf course with drop dead bay views on one side and cows and sheep on the other. Rooms are gorgeous and comfortable. Food is very good which is a blessing as the lodge is 30 minutes from any sort of commercial area.

A perfect stay
Reviewed 1 month ago

We have been staying for the second time for 3 nights at the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs and loved it again very much.
The whole staff at the Lodge was so friendly and helpful, we liked our appartement and the golfcourse is one of the best we ever played. It was a challenge to walk the course and playing it from the backtees was great fun. The views are so stunning and made us forget our bad shots very quickly.
We enjoyed the Kapa Haka evening very much and the barbecue at the pink beach was a highlight to.

Family trip
Reviewed 2 months ago

Kauri Cliffs was nothing short of amazing. The staff were very attentive yet personable and not at all pretentious. The views are incredible as well. Not to be missed are golf, the farm tour and the hike to the waterfall.

A special shoutout to Valeria, the incredible sommelier, who made our stay extra interesting and special. Highly recommended for a luxurious holiday.