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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 254 Reviews
Best Resort in NZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

its our second time now that we stayed at the cape Kidnappers and it has been a really lovely stay .
the property is mindblowingly beautiful and it certainly is a privilege to be able to enjoy such a lovely estate. Thank you!

Beautiful property - beautiful stay
Reviewed 2 months ago

My husband and I recently stayed here for a night - the location is stunning set on beautiful coastal farmland as the name suggests, which is a15 minute drive through farmland from a discrete farm gate entrance.

The service was great, throughout our stay. Upon arrival we were offered complimentary refreshments, and then taken to our suite - our suite was #11 which was a short walk up some steps along a lovely pathway abundant with nz native planting cleverly blending the property into the surrounding landscape. Our suite was lovely, light and airy with quality furnishings and linen,, the balcony looked straight out onto farmland which the view gently dropped down a hillside giving you the feeling you were in the wilderness in the middle of a farm, where sheep could literally amble up and graze around the edge of the balcony.

Complimentary pre dinner drinks and nibbles by the fire were very pleasant, with the service being first class, and dinner with three courses to follow was a taste sensation - lightly tempura prawns, followed by beautiful poussin and desert / desert wine and hit chocolate by the fire.

Breakfast was equally delicious, served in the conservatory looking out across the farm the view out was stunning - my eggs Benedict with salmon was faultless. After breakfast we took e-bikes out to the gannets at Black Reef, such a stunning ride through farmland to a spectacular view out to the Pacific Ocean and across Hawke’s Bay.

Can’t recommend The Farm highly enough as a must stay.

Farming with new found friends
Reviewed 2 months ago

We enjoyed three days at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers courtesy of Mercedes. The hospitality, presenatation, facilities were all outstanding. The staff were all very friendly and accomodating and we felt special the whole weekend. Nothing was a bother to the staff. The setting, the facilities and of cours the golf course are all top drawer. A lovely place to spend a relaxing weekend.

A luxurious resort in a privileged location
Reviewed 2 months ago

The Farm is located up on a promontory, above Cape Kidnappers, just a few miles south of Napier. There is a locked gate as you turn from the highway and once the gate swings open, you drive on a sinuous paved road for about 15-20 minutes until you reach the actual buildings. The drive is through hilly, but rather dry area, following a small creek. The Main building houses the lobby and administrative offices, as well as the dining room, bar and various lounges. The spa is located on a higher level, on a hill overlooking the main building. It is on this same hill that the rooms are located too. Each room is a separate, one-story cottage, with a spacious bedroom, with enough space for a chaise lounge, a desk and separate, large bathrooms, with his and hers sinks, a bath tub, separate shower and toilet. On the opposite side of the room, there is a walk-in closet and in front of the large bed, the French doors lead to a balcony. Surrounded by dense vegetation, these rooms offer complete privacy. The resort offers a challenging golf course and multiple hiking trails up and down the promontory. it is a good place for bird watching: since the property is protected, you might run into Kiwis in the wild. If your walk takes you to Black Reef, you'll enjoy a huge colony of gannets, for us a unique experience.
We found the Farm to be a very satisfying experience and in retrospect, we should have stayed longer. The cocktail hour makes you feel welcomed: the wines are great and the hors d'oeuvres, tasty. The restaurant is excellent, and we had some of the best food here, in all our experiences in New Zealand. Bethany, the isomerism, was knowledgeable and quite helpful. Service was in general excellent. One evening, our waiter poured some fish sauce over my blazer: it was sent to dry cleaning the next morning and I had it in top condition for that evening. The spa is excellent and the outings offered by the Farm are outstanding. The only downside of staying at the Farm is that you are 3-45 minutes from the closest town, so if you want to visit, you do have to rent a car or call a taxi. In hindsight, just stay at the property and enjoy all it has to offer. It truly deserves its membership in Relais & Chateaux!

Outstanding property, stellar staff
Reviewed 3 months ago

We had 3 amazing nights at Cape Kidnappers. The cottage was gorgeous, very large and luxurious. The golf was spectacular, the Can Am tour thrilling, beautiful and fun and the kiwi experience a treat! The staff went beyond expectations to help us send documents via express mail with a faxed copy to the US. The wait staff was hit or miss but the wine sommeliers were very knowledgeable. The food was very good.