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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 263 Reviews

We absolutely love Kauri Cliffs. Our stay was heavenly in every way. The location, accommodation, service and food were impeccable. We would highly recommend this lodge and will definitely be back in the near future.

An all-round spectacular stay

There are so many high points of staying at this luxury lodge that I can only list a few here to keep this review from being too long - such as the jaw-dropping vistas of Matauri Bay, the expansive suite with its own fireplace and terrace, and the sumptuous 5-course dinner (included in the rate). Of course, there's the famous golf course, though the staff informed that only about half of the guests are avid golfers. In the morning, before people start their rounds, you can drive the buggy around the course to better soak in the beautiful view.

In keeping with the lodge's status as Relais & Chateaux member, the service is top-notch and will make you feel very well taken care of from the moment you arrive. Even though the old-world, formal setting of the lodge can be a bit daunting, the staff are all hospitable and helpful. And then there are comforting things like finding your suite tidied up and the bed made after dinner, or even after you have your spa treatment.

Staying here is definitely not cheap (during winter the prices are lower, and almost the only downside is that the outdoor pool is too cold to swim in), but for that special, memorable experience, it is worth every dollar.

A special place to unwind

A great private getaway to unwind and get away from city life while all the friendly inventive staff look after your every request.
If golf and fantastic views are your thing then no need to look any further.
If you enjoy a quiet beach their is 2 or 3 small private beach spots to walk to from the lodge or take the golf cart most of the way and walk the rest.
The pink beach is a great spot for a picnic which the lodge staff can help arrange for you.