To stay in one of New Zealand’s unique Lodges is to treat yourself to the very best of accommodation. You will be treated like a very special guest, enjoying superb hospitality.
New Zealand’s Lodges are usually small and as individual as the individuals who patronize them. They offer the finest of hospitality in often inspiring surroundings. Gourmet dining, fine wines and full breakfasts are included.
There are Lodges on the seaside, on the quiet edges of the largest city, in the rural heartland and of course on or within access to New Zealand’s best golf courses.
“Australia New Zealand Golf” offers the discerning traveling golfer the chance to indulge in such luxury Retreats, the chance to savour the feeling of really living. Enjoy Lodge accommodation either independently or as members of an exclusive small group, personally hosted by our staff, with your own chartered internal flights or personalized executive luxury coach.
The lodge and golf course at Kauri Cliffs are situated on the truly spectacular Pacific Ocean coast, a little north of the Bay of Islands.
Kauri Cliffs opened in February 2001. The main building boasts a large dining room, lounge, card room and tiger room - named after the resort owner’s affectionate moniker. All rooms in the main building have open fireplaces, and elegant furnishings, featuring English, Italian and Spanish antiques. All the artwork has originated in New Zealand.
Adjacent to the main building is the accommodation. Sixteen rooms feature in eight separate cottages looking from the edge of native New Zealand forest, across the golf course to the Pacific Ocean and coastal islands. Each room has a private veranda, large lounge and bathroom, TV, open fireplace and full “his and hers” walk-in wardrobe. Facilities at Kauri Cliffs include golf, a spa, heated pool, hunting, kayaking, a gymnasium, business center, two tennis courts, various nature trails and three easily accessible private beaches.
Dining at Kauri Cliffs is a la carte and there are several dining areas away from the main dining room. A full breakfast, dinner and pre-dinner drinks are included in the tariff. Gentlemen are required to wear jackets for dinner.
This exclusive property has been consistently chosen as one of the top retreats in the world. It offers a location of great natural beauty and luxurious hospitality, excellent cuisine and seventeen acres of perfect peace and quiet.
The main lodge has an understated elegance and is a welcoming haven in the evening. Gather with fellow guests in the candlelit dining room for a truly memorable experience. The standard of Huka Lodge’s cuisine is outstanding and showcases the very best of New Zealand’s food and wine.
Just 20 guest suites are tucked along the banks of the Waikato River, upstream from the mighty Huka Falls in Taupo, the center of the North Island. This area offers superb recreational pursuits amongst truly unspoiled scenery. Golf is a favorite activity with guests, the Lodge being located nearby to Wairakei International Golf Course, also the venue for the annual Huka Lodge Golf Tournament.
While at Huka Lodge you will experience the comfort, personal attention, atmosphere and ambience that its reputation is based on. However long your stay, you will take away memories of a very special time spent in a very special place.
THE FARM - CAPE KIDNAPPERS
Kauri Cliff’s sister lodge (opened in November 2007) is located in Hawke’s Bay, one of New Zealand’s most important wine districts. Cape Kidnappers has a rich history beginning with its discovery by Captain James Cook in 1769.
This new lodge, or “The Farm” as it is called, is a five star experience, set on the property of the world class Cape Kidnappers golf course. Cape Kidnappers is surrounded by a 6,000 acre sheep and cattle farm which encompasses land reminiscent of Montana but plunges 800 feet straight to the sea.
On the exterior “The Farm” resembles a cluster of farm buildings. Local materials are incorporated into graciously scaled rooms full of natural light and unexpected treasures. Comfort and ease are at a premium with each room taking on a character of its own while harkening back to the rural feeling of the New Zealand sheep station and wine country.
The lodge offers two dining rooms and a covered loggia featuring a gourmet a la carte menu. Other rooms within the lodge include a lounge / living room, library, an intimate sitting room, wine tasting cellar and a computer room.
The professionally interior designed cottages also feature calm colours and materials that suggest a traditional rural farm yet contain all the modern amenities one could wish for. In each cottage suite is - room controlled air conditioning, high speed wireless internet, LCD TV, DVD, CD player, safe, mini bar, walk in closet, spacious bathroom with separate shower and oversized bath tub. 180 degree panoramic views of the farm, golf course and Pacific Ocean are enjoyed from each suite's large private balcony.
Cape Kidnappers has been voted the 27th best golf course in the world - now golfers and non-golfers alike have a luxurious place to stay while exploring the wonders of Hawke's Bay.