10 great reasons to stay at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs:

  • dining spaces include the dining area and the various verandahs around the main lodge. Executive chef, Barry Frith presents a fine menu selection of local New Zealand foods

  • on-site favourite activities include a barbecue lunch at Pink Beach, which features NZ lamb and local wines

  • try fishing with a local guide off the lodge beaches - you might catch a snapper or kahawai

  • other local adventures include sea kayaking, surfing, quad bike riding and heli-tours

  • there’s excellent sport fishing off the coast with boats heading out to target marlin, snapper, kahawai and kingfish, in season

  • The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs sits above the Pacific Ocean on the northern New Zealand coast, with inspiring sea views and a luxury stay

  • best known for its par 72 championship golf course it offers guests a fabulous golf vacation

  • accommodation is in a mix of luxurious suites, an Owner’s Cottage and 3 upcoming luxury villas

  • the Kauri Cliffs Spa offers a memorable space with 4 treatment rooms opening out to gentle native forest, a jacuzzi, sauna and indoor heated lap pool

  • pre-dinner canapés, a la carte dinner, full breakfast, complimentary mini-bar including local beers (excludes liquor and wine) and use of all lodge facilities (excluding golf and spa treatments) are included in the rate


The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs has substantial interior spaces and large covered verandahs opening out to views of the coast and the golf course. The entrance lobby opens to an elegant gallery and central hall before flowing through to the lounge and main verandah. Other reception rooms include the Green Room and the Tiger Room, both tastefully decorated in a classic style. Each, in turn, opens to a verandah. The main dining room also opens to a private verandah with long coastal views.

The gourmet dining options are superb, led by Executive Chef, Barry Frith. Meals can be taken in the dining room or on the verandahs, and the cuisine focuses on local New Zealand produce and ingredients

There are 22 suites in total, spread between 11 cottages overlooking the golf course and the coast, backed by verdant native forest

  • the six Suites have a bedroom with lounge area combined and an open fire, beautiful bathroom with over-sized bath, and a private porch balcony

  • the 16 larger Deluxe Suites have more spacious bedrooms and seating areas, and a generous bathroom

  • two of the Deluxe Suites can interconnect with an extra smaller bedroom for extended family living or for a nanny or caddy

  • the Owner’s Cottage, with its fabulous views over the coast, has two accommodation suites, a large living-dining area, three fireplaces, a full kitchen (with chef available), a smaller extra bedroom and a spacious covered terrace overlooking the infinity pool and out to the coast

  • there are 3 new 4-bedroom villas to open soon

The par 72 championship golf course was designed and built by US-based David Harman. The 6,510 metre (7,119 yd) course has six holes played above dramatic coastal cliffs, another nine with ocean views and the remainder enjoying more sheltered farmland and forest settings. There is also an excellent practice range, putting and chipping greens and a well stocked pro shop. Rental gear is also available.

The sport and coastal fishing in this area is also world-class with marlin, snapper, kahawai and kingfish all target species. Fishing can be beach or boat-based, depending on the species.

Facilities at Kauri Cliffs include two astro-turf tennis courts and a fitness centre. Other on-property activities include a farm tour, beach barbecues, surfing, bird-watching, mountain biking and hiking. Further afield there are excellent Maori cultural experiences, quad biking, helicopter flights, scuba diving, sailing and cruising.


rates at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs - from $NZ 1,897 per room per night for 2