The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs Est. 2000

139 Tepene Tablelands Road, Matauri Bay, Northland, New Zealand

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The "Best Hotel in the World" just got better with an upgraded golf course, all right on 6,000 acres of pristine New Zealand cliffs.
Wrap-around porches and fireplaces are just a few details of these luxe lodges. Be it beautiful wedding or gorgeous group getaway, this spectacular stunner is sure to strike a sincere chord.
The Lowdown
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Boutique Hotel
Estate / House / Mansion / Villa
Golf Course
Hotel / Resort / Spa
Golf Course
Product Launch
Corporate Event
Dinner Party
Group Getaway
Holiday Party
Rehearsal Dinner / Welcome Reception
Wedding Ceremony
Wedding Reception
Engagement Party

Venue Setting

Set on 6,000 acres near Matauri Bay, Northland, 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 Lodge accommodation has 22 guest suites, and a Two Bedroom Owner’s Cottage and is just a 45 minute flight from Auckland, New Zealand. Every suite offers its own private porch, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, walk-in wardrobe and ensuite. The cottages are nestled in a native forest overlooking the golf course and the Pacific Ocean.
(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

All rates quoted in New Zealand Dollars and exclude applicable 15% Govt Goods and Service Tax. Alcoholic beverages, green fees, and spa treatments 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 & Outdoors
Non-smoking Venue
6 Suites, 16 Deluxe Suites, and the stunning 2 bedroom Owner's Cottage
Kid Friendly Events
Handicap Accessible
Inside Scoop

Let us organize a picnic basket for you to take as you explore the property. Find your own private spot and enjoy! Renting the Owner's Cottage? Organize the chef to prepare a special dinner for you and your guests in your own house!

  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Valet Parking
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Chairs
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
Set on over 6,500 acres near Matauri Bay, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs enjoys a commanding position with spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean and overlooks the championship golf course. The beautiful lodge is built in the grand colonial style, with a range of gorgeous and spacious living and dining rooms, many opening on to covered verandas providing options for alfresco dining next to outdoor fireplaces and taking in the mesmerizing views.
Just eleven outlying guest cottages, each with two guest suites, provide the spacious accommodation at this Relais + Chateaux hideaway, nestled on the edge of native forest overlooking the ocean and golf course. The 2 bedroom Owner's Cottage is another step above, and it once graced the cover of American design bible, Architectural Digest (December 2008). The world-class championship golf course with many holes overlooking the Pacific Ocean is highly acclaimed, and is currently ranked 39th in the world by Golf Digest. Non-golfers, do not despair, Kauri Cliffs is home to a fabulous spa beautifully nestled amidst a Totara forest with indoor/outdoor treatment rooms with outdoor fireplaces and was recently named in Tatler Magazine's 101 Best Spas. Other popular activities are beautiful walks to the giant Kauri Tree, relaxing at Pink Beach, exploring the Cavalli Islands and much more.
Standout Venue Features:
Guests are welcome to bask in the breathtaking views from your luxurius suite or cottage, indulge in a massage, body treatment or personalized yoga class in the spa complex, or chill out at one of our three private beaches.
Extra Perks:
Overnight accommodation tariff includes accommodation, pre-dinner drinks and canapes, dinner, full breakfast, complimentary minibar (excluding liquor and wines) and use of all Lodge facilities excluding golf and spa treatments.
Awards & Notables May 2014, Robb Report, The World Top 100 Resorts List April 2014, Luxury Travel Magazine (Australia), #2 Best Overseas Golf Course April 2014, Luxury Travel Magazine (Australia), #5 Best Overseas Boutique Property, Villa, or Lodge December 2013, Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List, #1 in CNT 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards Top 100 Hotels in the World December 2013, Travel + Leisure 500 World’s Best Hotels, #5 Best Hotel in the World October 2013, SAVEUR Culinary Travel Awards, Honored as Notable October 2013, SpaFinder 365 Readers’ Choice Country Award, Favourite Spa in New Zealand October 2013, Conde Nast Traveller UK, Favourite Overseas Holiday Hotel in Australasia and the Pacific, Named #17 August 2013, Business Insider The 25 Best Hotels in the World, Best Hotel in the World Summer 2013, Celebrated Living Readers’ Choice Awards, Readers’ Choice Awards Platinum Hotels List: Top 10 Australia/ New Zealand/ South Pacific July 2013, Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Awards, Top Resort in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific 2013, Golf Magazine Top 100 Courses in the World, #74 in the Top 100 Golf Courses in the World January 2013, Tatler Travel Guide 101 Best Hotels in the World, Named as one of the 101 Best Hotels in the World 2013, Andre Harper’s Hideaway Report Reader Survey Results, Kauri listed in the Readers Survey Results 2013, Fodors NZ’s Top 5 Ultra-Luxe Lodges, Best On-Site Diversions 2013, Travel + Leisure Best Service Hotels, listed as one of the Best Service Hotels of 2013 January 2013, Conde Nast Traveler 2013 Gold List, Named on the CNT Gold List 2013, Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts, Best of the Best Hotel of the Year, Nominated in the “Hotel of the Year” Category 2012, HotelsCombined’s Inaugural List of Top 10 Hotels, Named as one of the World’s Top Hotels October 2012, Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Award Top 100 Hotels in the World, Voted #3 I the Readers’ Choice Awards overall, and #1 Resort in New Zealand July 2012, Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards Readers Survey, Ranked #16 in the Top Hotels in the World, and #2 in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific June 2012, Travel + Leisure World’s Best Service Award, #1 in the World with a perfect score of 100 May 2012, Robb Report Top 100 resorts, Named as one of the Top 100 Resorts 2012, Golf Digest Top 100 Courses,, Named on the list of Top 100 Golf Courses January 2012, Conde Nast Traveller UK The Gold List, Best for Leisure Facilties in Australasia & South Pacific January 2012, Travel + Leisure 500 World’s Best Awards, #1 in Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific with a score of 96.25 2012, Fodors 100 Hotel Awards, Recognized as one of the best Luxurious Retreats in the World
Celebration Locations
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs- main building:
A stunning colonial style building where Cape Brett and the offshore Cavalli Islands are part of the panorama that can be viewed from the verandas, living room, and card room.
- View: 180 degree views of the Pacific Occean and our championship Par 72 golf course
- Max Capacity: 60
Kauri Cliffs Owner's Cottage:
A large (4200 square foot) two suite house with a gorgeous and spacious main lounge stylishly decorated by Virginia Fisher in soft shades of sky blue, pale green and taupe’s, the Owner’s Cottage at Kauri Cliffs is truly special. There are open fireplaces in the bedrooms and the main lounge and the house has a stunning private infinity pool and outdoor spa. The main lounge with dining area included and the two large bedrooms all overlook the golf course and the Cavalli Islands. An office can be converted to
- View: Looking over the golf course to the Pacific Ocean and the Cavalli Islands
- Max Capacity: overnight guests- 5, however it accommodates larger numbers for cocktail parties or receptions
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Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
Our 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 and is happy to design a menu specific to your event. Our Pastry Chef is a master of exotic and tempting desserts.


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