The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Location: Hawkes Bay | New Zealand

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

Situated on a 6,000-acre working sheep and cattle farm, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers offers luxury accommodation in New Zealand’s exclusive Hawke’s Bay wine region. Drive, chip and putt to your heart’s content at the Tom Doak-designed golf course, or indulge in a luxurious spa treatment at Cape Kidnappers, also a member of the distinguished Relais & Chateaux group.
Perfect forGolfers, active families and couples.
In the knowBefore your gourmet dinner, head to the complimentary cocktail hour at 6.30pm for your daily tipple.

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Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers has a stunning setting in the heart of the Hawke’s Bay wine region, set on a rugged coastline overlooking the Pacific Ocean. 

Rooms at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

The stylish suites at Cape Kidnappers feature oversized bathtubs, walk-in wardrobes and 180-degree sweeping views of the undulating golf course and the farm’s verdant landscape. Larger groups should opt for the Owner’s Cottage, while scattered around the beautiful grounds, the Ridge Suites can offer couples a little more privacy.

Food & Drink

With daily-changing menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, there is an emphasis on local produce, featuring succulent New Zealand lamb, beef and fresh seafood, alongside fresh vegetables from the gardens. Dinner is a formal affair, best experienced at the balcony table for an extra-special sunset meal.


The retreat’s luxury spa sits atop a hill with views that stretch to the distant Mt Ruapehu. There are three treatment rooms, including an intimate couple’s spa suite. Other facilities include a 50ft heated infinity pool.

Activities at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers

Explore the farm’s 6,000-acre grounds on a quad bike tour, by mountain bike or on horseback. You can also see the world’s largest gannet colony, and, of course, you can always practice your putting skills on the golf course, which is ranked as one of the world's best.

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Hotel location

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is 35 minutes from Hawke's Bay Airport.

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