Cape Kidnappers, Hawke's Bay, North Island, New Zealand

Forming part of North Island’s Hawke’s Bay, one of New Zealand’s most important wine districts, Cape Kidnappers has a rich history, beginning with its discovery by Captain Cook in 1769.

​Even the drive up to this place is a bit special! Passing sheep and horses, crossing rivers and streams, it sets the scene for your stay on a sheep farm. But what a farm! The style is pure rural chic-comfy but cool and with witty touches like old tractor seats on the walls, all done in a beautifully understated way.

The graciously-designed 'Farm' cottages and the luxurious Owner's Cottage are created from a combination of stone and weathered wood exteriors, with comfortable up-to-the-minute furniture inside: perfectly matching the breathtaking panoramic views over some of New Zealand's most dramatic coastline.

​It's all welcoming, peaceful and very luxurious, especially the stunning 50ft heated infinity pool and lovely, über-indulgent spa.

Of course there are outdoor activities galore, golfers in particular enjoying a real treat with one of the world's best courses – a par 71, Tom Doak-designed golf course

Star Rating
4 stars
22 Suites & 1 Four-Bedroom Cottage
Transfer from airport
55 minutes flight from Auckland Airport
Prices from
£750 per person per night, including half board. Flights extra.
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Hotel Style

​Stylish Grace

Totally in tune with their surroundings and visions of natural harmony: these sophisticated playgrounds serve up a real escape from the ordinary, their array of leisure pursuits, superb facilities, exceptional service and blissful privacy set against an inspiring and dramatic backdrop of sugar-soft sands, cerulean sea and azure skies.

Ideal for

Outdoor Adventure
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Speak to someone who has been there

Zoe has been here. Find out more and begin to plan your trip by getting in touch directly. You can speak to Zoe by calling the number below or by sending a direct online enquiry.

01565 656000


Things to experience during your stay

  • Property Highlights

    This property comes complete with a range of amenities, activities and dining options to make your stay absolutely unforgettable. Call your Travel Director for all the finer points...

  • Client Comment

    This must be the most beautiful ranch in NZ. We woke up to the sound of birds and sheep every day with awe-inspiring sunrises over the Pacific – we couldn't ask for more (well apart from the suite's freshly-baked cookies, brownies and snacks – delicious)!

  • Eden Concierge

    Eden’s fabulous concierge team makes every trip super-special, using their little black book of close, reliable contacts to get you into the very best restaurants, must-see shows and many special events.


  • Room Amenities

    • Bathrobes
    • Hairdryer
    • In-room safe
    • Telephone with voicemail
    • Twice-daily housekeeping
    • TV
    • DVD player
    • Minibar
    • Air-conditioning
  • Guest Services

    • Babysitting
    • Housekeeping
    • Laundry services
    • In-room dining
    • Spa
    • Fitness centre
    • Pool
    • Tennis courts