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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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