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  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Located in Clifton, The Farm At Cape Kidnappers is by the ocean, minutes from Cape Kidnappers Golf Course, and close to Clearview Estate. This 5-star lodge is within the vicinity of Te Mata Estate and Black Barn Vineyards.


Make yourself at home in one of the 26 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and minibars. Rooms have private balconies or patios. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and hair dryers.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. While the golfer in the family is out on the course, you can enjoy above-par recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool and a spa tub. Additional amenities at this lodge include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a picnic area.

Food & Drink

Grab a bite to eat at the lodge’s restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Mingle with other guests at a complimentary reception, held daily. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary full breakfast is served daily.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free valet parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

The Farm At Cape Kidnappers
446 Clifton Road, Te Awanga
Clifton, New Zealand


5.0 Excellent 237 Reviews
Exceeding every expectation!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The only thing we can say is WOW! My husband and I both work in the luxury hospitality world but this hotel far exceeded even our high expectations! We treated ourselves on our honeymoon to just 1 night (unfortunately that was all we could afford) but it was well worth every single penny! The place is a bit hard to find - we drove past the driveway multiple times (there's a sign that says golf course - follow that one!). After calling & them explaining where to go, we found it & drove through the magical 10 minute drive up the mountain. We were greeted by Sumit & Guy. Guy was fantastic with swooping in & taking our car & then our belongings to the room. Sumit showed us the farm & the drink I asked for magically appeared afterwards! We had a fantastic experience with Kristin and George on the Kiwi excursion & also with Gary stargazing! Both are highly recommended! Jordan was our server during the wine reception & dinner. He was fantastic - well informed with wine suggestions & dinner. He even brought our dessert to our room for us to enjoy after stargazing (& gave us our tea "to go" so we can enjoy it during our stargazing!). The walk to the wildflower field was very peaceful. The mountain biking to the gannett colony was interrupted by the cows that were grazing/laying on the pathway. All part of the experience! The sheep that graze the property are harmless & entertaining all the same.
The Room - phenomenal (we were in room 16 - overlooking the rolling hills & the wildflower field in the distance)! The heated floors in the bathroom were a nice touch & the hidden tv behind the picture frame reminded us to enjoy the views & room, not watch television! The bed was super comfy & enjoying some lunch on the balcony overlooking the rolling hills was a fantastic way to kick-start our time on property.
We will definitely look forward to staying here and at other Robertson Lodges on our future trips to New Zealand.

Absolutely stunning
Reviewed 2 months ago

If you can afford a couple of nights there, look no more. Impeccable service (well done Matthew, John, Stephen and Dominique) Gorgeous views to be discovered by car, bike or on foot. Delicious and sophisticated dinner (included in the room price). Beautiful rooms, very spacious and beautiful views (room 18 was ours). We have been lucky to stay at fantastic places before but this made the top ten. Bravo.

BRILLIANT. Full stop.....!!
Reviewed 3 months ago

Wow, the last stop of our 3 lodge tour of NZ, Matakauri - 5/5, Huka - 3-4/5 then this, can there be a 6?

The Robertson Lodges have done it well. Great properties, good and staff - nothing more needed.

The views and grounds were amazing. Staff were incredible - James the manager was so lovely and wonderful with our 2yro child, not a request went unanswered - nothing was too hard. Marco the new Somm on the site helped us spend too much money on first growth Bordeaux wine each night! Great Somm and staff member in general. I cannot say enough how pleasant all the staff were.

The food was great, breakfast could potentially be a little more creative - but overall very good. Lunches and dinners were amazing. First class food but not over the top where it all it all creative but not tasty - these were all tasty 5 star meals!!

Get a massage with Callum - best massage ever - knew his stuff! Were went for a horse ride which was brilliant.

Family friendly resort - made any food required for our son, nothing was too hard!!

Cannot say enough, go here over Huka every day of the week!! Well done team “The Farm!”

A blend of luxury lodge and natural beauty
Reviewed 4 months ago

The landscape of the property is stunning. Full of natural NZ bush, and teeming with birds that whistle and sing. Views of the sea are possible, but the land and sky dominate. I walked to Cape Kidnappers to view the gannet colony one morning - it took 90+ minutes, so I used the GPS device they provide to summon a ride back to the lodge so I didn't miss my midday appointment.

The lodge is impressive, designed with a number of different guest areas to relax in. Large and imposing log fires add a wonderful feature, but the grain silo is totally unique.

We stayed 2 nights in the Ridge Suites. It was rustic, but luxurious at the same time. The space within the suite design was good. I particularly enjoyed the gas fire that could be controlled by a remote device. Unfortunately it was too chilly to sit out on the balcony.

Evening dining consisted of a set menu paired with wines. This was fantastic. Breakfast was also enjoyable, and the menu offered good choice, included daily blended fresh juices.

I would liked to have stayed longer to savour the facilities and enjoy the room.

Reviewed 4 months ago

There are some great resorts around the World, but Cape Kidnappers is right up there, in every sense. Terrific food, great wine(s), outstanding service. All delivered against a backdrop of spectacular scenery and a keen attention to architectural detail. Sounds a bit like a biased review, but I would lay a fair bet that everyone who goes there has an amazing experience. Good on the owners as I’m sure this is a bit of a folly.