Drive on to the beautiful Art Deco city of Napier, a showcase of colourful architecture, as well as fantastic cafés and restaurants. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers
is in a beautiful rural setting in Hawke’s Bay, about a half-hour drive along the coast from Napier. Set in 6,000 acres, you can enjoy panoramic views of the countryside and the Pacific Ocean from your plush room.
The daily menus here are based on fresh, seasonal specialties and on what’s available in the gardens, which have a wide variety of fruit and vegetables including nearly 40 different types of tomato (take a guided tour to find out more). Everything from breads to cereals to ice creams are made on the farm. The breakfasts feature fresh fruit, exquisite freshly-baked pastries and New Zealand bacon, and you can take a gourmet picnic with you as you head out to explore the area on foot or bike or spend the day on one of the beaches.
Hawke’s Bay is one of New Zealand’s premier wine regions, and is home to over 70 wineries – visit some of them and linger over a delicious lunch, alongside wines, at the vineyards. Find out more about the food of the region on an epicurean tour: meet local producers of cheese, olive oil and fruit, and visit farmers’ markets, where you can browse the tempting stalls and enjoy tastings of regional specialities.
Return to the farm for canapés and a glass of wine before tucking into local seafood, lamb and beef for dinner. Enjoy a secluded dining experience in the library or the wine cellar, where you can also discover more on a wine appreciation course.