The Experience

Kauri Cliffs Resort & Spa

Experience the very best of New Zealand – The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers & Matakauri Lodge – with one special family of properties.

Three unique lodges in three stunning locations, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers & Matakauri Lodge collectively provide guests with the very best New Zealand has to offer.

All three properties are owned by New York financier and philanthropist Julian Robertson and family and managed by son Julian ‘Jay’ Robertson.  There are some of the most awarded and acclaimed luxury destinations in the world.

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is located in the Bay of Islands region, and 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. The beautiful lodge is built in the grand colonial style, with a range of gorgeous and spacious living and dining rooms, many opening on to covered veranda’s providing options for alfresco dining next to outdoor fireplaces and taking in the mesmerizing views.

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 (December 2008).  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. (2009). 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.

Terms & Conditions

All accommodation rates and package rates are quoted in New Zealand dollars and exclude applicable 15% Govt Goods & Services Tax

Rates are quoted on a per person per night basis based on double/twin occupancy in each room (with the exception of the Owners Cottage which is quoted per night based on maximum 4 guests)

A holiday season surcharge of NZD $200.00 + 15% Govt Goods & Services Tax per person per night applies to guests staying 24th December – 3rd January (inclusive).  

A two night minimum stay applies to the high season 15th December – 31st March.  

Interconnecting rooms are available and must be booked in conjunction with relevant suite (with the exception of the Lodge Room at Matakauri Lodge which can be reserved independently)

Gentlemen are required to wear a jacket to dinner and we ask that guests respect the non smoking policy within the Lodge and guest rooms

Rates subject to change and will be confirmed at the time of reservation

Children and Families:

Infants & Children under the age of 5 are free of charge when occupying adults room using existing bedding.  Cribs are available complimentary for children up to the age of 2.  Additional Beds can be arranged for Deluxe Suites at Matakauri Lodge, Lodge & Ridge Suites at Cape Kidnappers, and Deluxe Suites at Kauri Cliffs only and a charge will apply.

Alternate dining arrangements will be made for all children under the age of 12 after 7PM

Cancellation Policies

FIT Reservation Cancellation Policy (3 rooms or less)

Outside 90 days prior to arrival – No Charge

90-31 days prior to arrival –           $250.00 transaction fee

30-14 days prior to arrival –           50% charge for the room nights cancelled

Inside 14 days prior to arrival –     Full charge for the room nights cancelled

Holiday Season Cancellation Policy (3 rooms or less)

Applies to reservations 24 December – 3 January

Outside 90 days prior to arrival – No Charge

90 – 60 days prior to arrival –       50% charge for the room nights cancelled

Inside 60 days prior to arrival –    Full charge for the room nights cancelled

Group Bookings (4 rooms or more)

Please contact our reservations team at for full details

We encourage all valued guests to take travel insurance in the event that circumstances outside of their control cause late cancellation of their booking

As Seen in Travel Folio

Active travelers who enjoy the finer things in life are right at home at Kauri Cliffs, set on 6,000 acres near Matauri Bay. The resort boasts jaw-dropping views of Cape Brett and the Cavalli Islands. Settle into your lavish suite with golf course and ocean views, private porch and open fireplace, then explore your surroundings. Golfers will want to check out the course, designed by David Harman and offering 15 Pacific-view holes, while sybarites will flock to the spa, where treatments are customized to your needs and a massage essence or oil is blended just for you. Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • $100 USD Spa Services credit, to be utilized during stay
    • (not combinable, valid on services only, not valid on products, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability


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