The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is located in the Bay of Islands region, an easy drive or just a 40-minute flight from Auckland. Set on over 6,500 acres near Matauri Bay, Kauri Cliffs enjoys a commanding position with spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean and overlooking the championship golf course.
Just 22 outlying guest suites, each with two guest suites, provide the spacious accommodation at this Relais & Chateaux hideaway, nestled on the edge of native forest and the sea. The 2 bedroom Owner’s Cottage is another step above, recently gracing the cover of American design bible, Architectural Digest. The world-class championship golf course with many holes overlooking the Pacific Ocean is highly acclaimed, Golf Digest naming it #1 International in its World’s 50 Best Golf Hotels. Non-golfers, need 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.
Luxury Accommodation In Bay of Islands – The opulent and elegant suites at The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs glow in the morning light as the sun rises to reveal panoramic views across the blue Pacific Ocean. Sumptuously designed by Virginia Fisher expressly with you in mind, the spacious Suites, Deluxe Suites, and Family Suites offer peace, comfort, and complete relaxation. With attention to detail that is second to none, you’ll feel immediately at home in the thoughtfully designed suites, spacious bathrooms, and east-facing balconies. Set away from the main lodge and amongst native New Zealand forest, the 22 guest suites are housed as pairs in outlying cottages near the lodge spa, gymnasium, tennis courts, and swimming pools. Perfect for those seeking luxury accommodation in the Bay of Islands.
The Cuisine – Kauri Cliffs’ Northland location provides a bounty of the freshest ingredients for delectable cuisine. Fun to eat, well balanced, and above all, easy to understand, Barry Frith draws inspiration from a wide base of international cuisines as he prepares the daily menus at Kauri Cliffs. With an emphasis on local produce and providers, Frith and his chefs’ brigade maintains relatively low food miles with fish often caught and cooked on the same day. “We champion local growers and seasonal fresh produce,” says Frith. “The focus is on finding the best available product and creating dishes for guests using punchy flavor combinations, yet put together simply to highlight the ingredients own natural beauty with the greatest of visual impact.” Guests can choose from various dining spaces, including the Main Dining Room, Tiger Room, Green Room, and Verandas, with private dining arranged upon request.
Welcome to The Spa at Kauri Cliffs – Inviting you to relax, rejuvenate and revive your spirit in a tranquil space where nature prevails. The Spa is nestled at the edge of a Totara forest, overlooking a verdant fern glen and winding stream. Each treatment room, including the couple’s room, has the floor to ceiling views and opens onto a private outdoor patio with forest surroundings and native birdsong. The spa has four treatment rooms, locker rooms with showers, a sauna, a Jacuzzi spa pool, an indoor heated lap pool, and a fitness center, with a range of exercise equipment and free weights. At Kauri Cliffs Spa, the commitment is to provide quality treatments that are personalized to suit you. Offering various services, including different massage, luxurious facials, hydrotherapy, invigorating body treatments, and elegant nail polish and designs.
Golf at Kauri Cliffs – Kauri Cliffs was designed and built by David Harman of Golf Course Consultants, Orlando, Florida. The par 72 championship golf course measures 7,139 yards / 6,528 meters and offers five sets of tees to challenge every skill level. Fifteen holes view the Pacific Ocean, six of which are played alongside cliffs that plunge to the sea. The beautiful inland holes wind through marsh, forest, and farmland. Kauri Cliffs is currently ranked #37 globally by Golf Digest Top 100 Greatest Golf Courses. Kauri Cliffs recently underwent a renovation from world-renowned golf course architect Rees Jones. The 5th hole received a complete redesign and was transformed from a long, uphill, forced carry par-3 to a short “drop shot” par-3. Other notable changes were tees on the 2nd and 9th holes and a bunker renovation on the 4th hole. The golf complex includes a world-class practice range, putting and chipping greens, a well-stocked golf shop, and ladies and men’s locker rooms. Premium ladies and men’s rental clubs are available.
Bay of Islands Experiences – Opportunities abound for outdoor pursuits within the picturesque Kauri Cliffs property. The lodge team can suggest and organize all manner of activities- from hikes to the waterfall, to a tennis game, to picnics on Pink Beach, the Kauri Cliffs property offers countless activities. Guided bird watching, fishing, surfing, farm tours, and much more await lodge guests.