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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


Lucky enough to have stayed twice this year/twice since last review

My husband and I have stayed at the Farm twice this year and both occasions were 'event' weekends. We attended a Winter FAWC event in June and have just had the pleasure and privilege of attending a Design weekend. The latter was our favourite of the 2. Events aside however (this review is about the Lodge/Property/Service etc) we loved both weekends and always feel valued as returning guests.

On the more recent occasion in particular the staff all went out of their way to treat us like royalty and made us feel really special. They always remember our names, always know what wine I like to drink and make sure it is available for me and just generally bend over backwards to make our stay as enjoyable and seamless as possible.

On our first stay this year we stayed in Lodge Suite 4 (my husbands preferred suite) and it was fabulous. But I prefer the Ridge Suite where we stayed this time and on one other occasion (suite # 20) as there are lovely views from the bathroom and bath.

We did a couple of walks this time which we haven't done before and enjoyed both. We did Flat Rock (but only the last 3-4km) and it is very pretty and wild out there. We did the Rough Block walk the next day and did it from it's intersection with the Hill-Top walk to Trigg Rd (an East to West direction) instead of what (I believe) is the usual direction. We did get a little lost on 2-3 occasions and felt that the track needed a few more strategically placed markers to ensure that those walking in that direction have clear guidance on which trail to take. I think the markers when walking from West to East (the usual route) are better...we were just being difficult and wanting to do it the other way :-o

The food and the spa were world class once again...just amazing all round.

We had a great weekend and congratulate the Farm on it's recent accolade/award as Australasia's #1 Hotel...thoroughly deserved!!

Super expensive but lovely location

Overpriced lodge, ( over $2K a night for a couple including food) Outstanding location and views, lovely food, smallish rooms for the price wonderful staff. Lots of things to do but a lot of emphasis on golf and wine

Truly sumptuous

The world says Canadians are the friendliest people in the world. I think really the New Zealanders take the title; Our stay at The Farm really brought this home. The property is spectacular - the outlook, views, countryside and simply beautiful, the rooms are sumptuous and no luxury is overlooked, the food and wine is outstanding - no request too hard to meet. Service outstanding - every staff member friendly, knowledgeable and there to make our time special - all with an easy smile. We loved the walks through the property - pine forest down to the cliffs - beautifully managed property - loved every minute, worth the price, just divine.