• Exploring the various walking trails with a backpack filled with a gourmet picnic
  • The food! Practically zero food miles for ultimate sustainability
  • Private dining options such as the wine cellar or snug

Cape Kidnappers is set on a rugged peninsula that juts 5 miles out into the Pacific Ocean. Harking back to the pastoral character of a wine country sheep station, the resort’s sumptuous suites are housed in spacious cottages with private balconies that make the most of the magnificent ocean views.

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This sought-after all-inclusive Relais & Châteaux lodge is set amid 6,000 acres of spectacular countryside that represents one of New Zealand’s most important wine regions. On the East coast of New Zealand’s North Island, and a one hour flight from Aukland, Cape Kidnappers is a vast headland at the southeastern extremity of Hawkes Bay, jutting out 5 miles into the Pacific Ocean. The lodge is home to a golf course that ranks among the world’s finest, a valley-top spa to revive your spirit, a pool and a gourmet restaurant that pairs perfectly presented locavore dishes with superb vintages from the oldest wine region in the country. The luxury lodge buildings are arranged in a cluster to suggest a working farm and contain 22 refined and elegant suites with private balconies affording 180 degree views over the golf course and ocean beyond. Amenities include air conditioning, complimentary minibar, all mod cons, walk-in closets and spacious bathrooms with oversize tubs and twin vanities. If you’re really pushing the boat out, the deluxe four-bedroomed Owner’s Cottage complete with outdoor Jacuzzi will not disappoint. The main lodge features sophisticated lounge and dining spaces with roaring fireplaces, the obligatory wine cellar plus a fully equipped gymnasium. Outside, take in the superb views with everything from horse treks and quad biking to picnics and guided rural walks, not to mention a round on the world-class par 71 championship golf course. 


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