The Farm at Cape Kidnappers Est. 2010

448 Clifton Rd, Te Awanga, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

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Kidnap yourself to this luxe lodge with 6,000 rolling acres of stunning pasture-land in New Zealand's Hawke's Bay!
Luxury lodge buildings are suggestive of a working farm and marry divine design details such as weathered wood, river stone & modern furnishings. Much like any wedding held here, it and this stunning lodge, will stand the test of time.
The Lowdown
Barn / Farm / Ranch
Boutique Hotel
Golf Course
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Golf Course
Landscaped Grounds
Product Launch
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Charity Event
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Elopement / Vow Renewal
Group Getaway
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception

Venue Setting

Set atop 6,000 rolling acres of pasture land, The Farm, Cape Kidnappers offers 5 star luxury lodge accommodation in New Zealand’s Hawke’s Bay. The Farm encompasses boutique lodge accommodation, an award-winning par 71 golf course and indulgent spa treatment facilities. With 180-degree panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and a multitude of activities and adventures to be had, Cape Kidnappers is the perfect escape. Cape Kidnappers is also a member of Relais & Chateaux, an exclusive collection of the finest hotels and gourmet restaurants in the world.
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?


Estimated Price Per Head

from $175 to $300

Additional Charges

Overnight accommodation tariff includes accommodation, pre-dinner drinks and canapes, dinner, full breakfast, complimentary mini-bar (excluding liquor and wines) and use of all Lodge facilities excluding golf and spa treatments. Beverages are not included


Additional Insurance Is Not Required To Host An Event Here


Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2 AM
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Client Must Use The Catering Provided By The Venue
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
Indoors Only
Non-smoking Venue
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers has 10 Hilltop Suites, 8 Ridge Suites, 4 large Lodge Suites, and a four bedroom Owner\'s Cottage
Kid Friendly Events
Handicap Accessible
Inside Scoop

Our Kiwi Experience is once in a lifetime opportunity for guests to accompany an experienced guide from Environmental Services who carry out essential monitoring of the Kiwis, our native and endangered bird. Guests can observe the guide checking the Kiwi’s transmitter and watch it being weighed and measured, and then are able to take photos and touch the kiwi.

  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Ideal for honeymoons and romantic breakaways, the cluster of luxury lodge buildings at Cape Kidnappers are suggestive of a working farm – a marriage of river stone and weathered wood, the buildings combine rustic and textured materials with comfortable modern furniture. Each lodge suite offers 5 star luxury accommodation, and exceptional guest facilities.
Dining is a special experience at our luxury lodge. Choose from a variety of dining spaces, each with unique features - from the Wine Cellar, to the Loggia, the small dining room or the Snug for special occasions, there’s a dining option for you. Enjoy gourmet restaurant cuisine from our award-winning Chefs, including the finest New Zealand lamb and beef and the best local produce and seafood.
Standout Venue Features:
Nature Walks Cape Kidnappers boasts some of the most inspiring trails in the North Island. Explore a variety of terrain, from moderate forest walks to oceanside hikes along the cliffs. Backpacks, blankets, picnics and directions are always available
Extra Perks:
Overnight accommodation tariff includes accommodation, pre-dinner drinks and canapes, dinner, full breakfast, complimentary mini-bar (excluding liquor and wines) and use of all Lodge facilities excluding golf and spa treatments. Wireless internet is available throughout the lodge building and guest suites.
Awards & Notables Wine Spectator, 2014 Best of Award of Excellence The Farm at Cape Kidnappers proud to be named in the Wine Spectator award list with only six other New Zealand venues, and alongside only one other for the prestigious “Best of Award of Excellence” Luxury Travel & Style Magazine, Gold List, 2014 Cape Kidnappers was ranked in the Top 10 of the “Best Overseas Golf Resort” in the annual Gold List Golf Magazine, No.38 in top 100 golf courses 2013 Cape Kidnappers golf course has been hailed as one of the great modern marvels in golf featuring at no.38 in the Top 100 Courses in the world. Take a tour Luxury Travel Magazine Australia 2013 Gold List Best Overseas Golf Resort The Andrew Harper 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards Andrew Harper’s Hideaway Report, 2013 Reader Survey Results Cape Kidnappers Wins International Environmental Golf Award, March 2012 Cape Kidnappers has received the International Environmental Leaders in Golf Award from the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. Condé Nast Traveller – The Gold List – January 2012 Cape Kidnappers listed as best for food in Australasia & South Pacific Luxury Travel Magazine Autumn Issue 2012 Cape Kidnappers has been awarded the Best Overseas Golf Resort in the 2012 Luxury Travel Magazine Gold List Condé Nast Traveller, The Gold List, January 2011 Cape Kidnappers named to Condé Nast Traveller UK’s 2011 Gold List Golf Magazine, Top 100 Courses in the World, 2011 Cape Kidnappers golf course was ranked #33 in the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World Today’s Golfer UK, World Top 100 Golf Courses, August 2010 Cape Kidnappers was ranked #24 in World Top 100 Golf Courses Celebrated Living Reader’s Choice Awards #1 of Top 20 International Golf Courses 2010 Andrew Harper Readers’ Choice Award Recently The Farm at Cape Kidnappers won the Andrew Harper Readers’ Choice Award 2010 2010 Hotel Magazine Awards Cape Kidnappers was awarded top New Zealand Lodge in the inaugural New Zealand Lodge category Andrew Harper 2010 Readers Choice Award The Farm at Cape Kidnappers listed #18 in the Andrew Harper Top 20 International Hideaways Travel + Leisure Magazine June 2010 World’s Best Service Awards - The Farm at Cape Kidnappers rated #2 in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific Travel+Leisure (South Asia) Magazine \"T+L 500 World\'s Best Hotels\" January 2010 The Farm at Cape Kidnappers ranked #2 in New Zealand and the South Pacific with a score of 93.33... Travel + Leisure, World’s Top 50 Hotels - January 2010 The Farm at Cape Kidnappers ranked #22 with a score of 93.3
Celebration Locations
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Lodge Building:
On the exterior, the Lodge resembles a cluster of farm buildings. Local materials are incorporated into graciously scaled rooms full of natural light and unexpected treasures. Comfort and ease are at a premium, with each room taking on a character of its own while harkening back to the rural feeling of the New Zealand sheep station and wine country.
- View: The Lodge boasts breathtaking views overlooking a stunning Pacific panorama
- Max Capacity: 32
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers- Owner's Cottage:
Ideal for a family or group of friends travelling together, The Owner's Cottage at our luxury Hawke's Bay lodge offers boutique hotel facilities, with space for up to 8 guests. Unwind and enjoy 4 deluxe bedrooms with fireplaces, large bathrooms, walk-in closets, mini-bars and private balconies overlooking the magnificent Pacific Ocean. Socialise in the large living room, with a stone fireplace, generously-sized open-plan kitchen and dining area. Or enjoy privacy in 1 of the 2 smaller sitting rooms, eac
- View: Rolling hills out to the Pacific Ocean
- Max Capacity: 8
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Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Our Culinary team always aim to source produce as locally as possible, and with an idyllic Hawke’s Bay location, their “food miles” have been relatively few. Now with the Cape Kidnappers\' vegetable garden in place and its close proximity to the lodge, our chefs are able to create daily menus based on what is freshest, utilising many vegetables straight from the garden and offering the most seasonal produce to our guests. Depending on the season we have a wide variety of different vegetables growing and we would be delighted to show you through. We pride ourselves on making as much as we can on site. Our Pastry Chef makes everything from scratch here at The Farm – from cereals, cookies, breads, jams, exquisite pastries to ice cream. Our chocolate chip cookies are gaining legendary status, and the smell of melting chocolate wafting from the kitchen means our chefs are making one of their wonderful desserts for the night’s dinner menu.


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