Set on 6,000 acres near Matauri Bay, Northland, The Main Lodge at Kauri Cliffs accommodation has 22 guest suites, and a Two Bedroom Owner’s Cottage. Every suite offers its own private porch, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, walk-in wardrobe and bathroom. The cottages are nestled in a native forest overlooking the golf course and the Pacific Ocean. The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs affords spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean. Cape Brett and the offshore Cavalli Islands are part of the panorama which can be viewed from the verandas, lounge, card and dining rooms.
The Deluxe suite (approximately 750 square feet / 69.7 square meter) offers its own private porch, comfortable bedroom with sitting area and an open fireplace, walk-in his and hers wardrobes and a bathroom with a shower, bathtub and his and hers vanities. The cottages are nestled on the edge of a native forest overlooking the ocean and golf course. They are in a staggered row to the north of the main lodge building along a meandering tree studded path. The main bedroom features an open gas fireplace, superior mini-bar, large armoire with a TV, DVD player, CD player, super-king bed (able to be split into 2 super-singles), rattan armchairs, writing desk and ottomans.
A large (4,200 square foot) two-suite house is positioned with the main lounge and two bedrooms overlooking the ocean and golf course towards the Bay of Islands. The house has a private infinity swimming pool and hot tub and easy access to all lodge amenities. There is an outdoor barbecue and cooking facilities for the chef if private in-house dining is preferred. There are open fireplaces in the bedrooms and the main lounge. There are two bathrooms and a powder room in the house. A small office can be converted into a third bedroom ideal for children or a nanny.
Each suite (approximately 601 square feet / 55.9 square meters) offers its own private porch, comfortable bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, walk-in his and hers wardrobes and a bathroom with a shower, bathtub and his and hers vanities. The cottages are nestled on the edge of a native forest overlooking the ocean and golf course. They are in a staggered row to the north of the main lodge building along a meandering tree studded path. The main bedroom features an open gas fireplace, superior mini-bar, large armoire with a TV, DVD player, CD player, super-king bed (able to be split into 2 super-singles), rattan armchairs, writing desk and ottomans.
Breakfast is a buffet of local and imported fruits, home-made muesli and cereals, yoghurts and freshly baked muffins. In addition, a hot menu featuring eggs, pancakes, crisp bacon, ham, sausages and ricotta hotcakes may be ordered. A formal three-course lunch is available. Alternatively, there are a variety of sandwiches, salads and desserts to choose from. Wonderful picnic sites abound on the property. There are three secluded beaches, several waterfalls and stands of magnificent bush. A choice of delicious picnic lunches is available. The dinner menu changes nightly and features local produce and seafood. The best New Zealand lamb and beef are served. Executive Chef Barry Frith oversees the culinary team. The Pastry Chef is a master of exotic and tempting desserts. Gentlemen are required to wear jackets during cocktails and dinner. Jackets are available to borrow. Room service and private dining are available.
Kauri Cliffs was designed and built by David Harman of Golf Course Consultants, Orlando, Florida. The par 72 championship golf course measures 7,119 yards/ 6,510 meters and offers five sets of tees to challenge every skill level. Fifteen holes view the Pacific Ocean, six of which are played alongside cliffs which plunge to the sea. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest and farmland. Kauri Cliffs is currently ranked #80 in the world on the Golf Magazine World Top 100 list. The golf complex includes a world-class practice range, putting and chipping greens, a well-stocked golf shop, and ladies’ and men’s’ locker rooms. Premium ladies’ and men’s’ rental clubs are available. In 2008 and 2009 Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs hosted the Kiwi Challenge, our PGA TOUR Challenge event featuring four of the top PGA TOUR players under the age of 30. Learn more about the Kiwi Challenge here.
Kauri Cliffs Spa is nestled in a Totara forest overlooking a fern-fringed stream and offers an exclusive range of unique experiences by way of the fi nest holistic therapies and natural, indigenous products. Each treatment room opens onto a private patio and stream, with forest views and birdsong to enjoy from the comfort of your treatment bed. You are most welcome to add value to your spa experience by spending leisure time in our sauna, Jacuzzi (spa pool), heated indoor lap pool and state of the art fitness center equipped with a full spectrum of exercise machines and free weights. At Kauri Cliffs Spa, the staff are committed to providing a sense of escape through a healing and timeless approach to every single treatment. The single priority is to personalize your experience to meet your specific needs and leave you with awareness that your body, mind and spirit have been lifted and refreshed. Choose from the sensational range of treatments for the whole body as detailed in the exclusive spa treatment menu. All treatments are unisex options unless otherwise stated.
Men’s, ladies’ and children’s mountain bikes are available for guest use. Please enquire at the reception desk. (Bicycles are not permitted on the golf course pathways).
The swimming pool is located between the lodge and first guest suite. The pool and hot tub are open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Another hot tub and a lap pool are located in the Spa.
Two astro turf courts are situated at the end of the pathway behind the guest suites. Rackets and tennis balls are available at reception. A basketball hoop is located inside the tennis courts. This hoop is adjustable to suit all ages and skill levels. Please contact reception to arrange for the height to be adjusted.