Rosewood Cape Kidnappers is a luxury lodge perched among rolling hills and clifftops on a peninsula to the east of the Hawke's Bay wine region


Rosewood Cape Kidnappers is an all-inclusive luxury lodge with views across Hawke's Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The 6000-acre property is a working sheep and cattle farm, with spacious suites dotted along rolling hilltops and ridgelines a short walk from a main Lodge building. Each room features a king-size bed, a large bathroom and a private balcony. The exclusive Villas are ideal for the ultimate family escape, with two or four-bedroom options available. Lodge facilities include a library, pool, spa, gym and golf course, which is among New Zealand's best. The dining room is where guests meet each evening to enjoy local produce from the farm and its onsite gardens, expertly showcased over a five-course tasting menu that changes daily. A variety of experiences are on offer, including open-air 4WD tours of the property, wildlife viewing, beach picnics and witnessing the farm dogs mustering sheep. If you can tear yourself away, some of Hawke's Bay's premium wineries are only a short distance by car.

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What's Included
  • Daily breakfast
  • Gourmet dinner each evening
  • Pre-dinner drink with canapes
  • Complimentary mini-bar (excluding wine and spirits)
3Location & Access
Location & Access

Located at Cape Kidnappers, a peninsula to the east of Hawke's Bay. Access from Napier or Hastings, each a 35 minute drive.

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What You Need to Know
Best Room

The luxurious Hawke's Bay Four Bedroom Villa is ideal for families and private groups

Suitable For

Couples and families

Best Nearby Walk

Hanging Rock Gorge Walk

Best Nearby Park

The Cape Sanctuary; a privately funded wildlife conservation area located onsite

Best Food & Wine Experience

Five-course tasting menu which changes daily

Best Place for Relaxation

The onsite Spa



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What is the minimum age to stay at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers?

There is no minimum age to stay at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers.

What weather should I expect in New Zealand’s North Island?

The weather in New Zealand's North Island is sub-tropical.

How do I get to The Farm at Cape Kidnappers?

The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is located in the Hawkes Bay wine region in New Zealand's North Island, and is easily accessed by plane from Auckland to Napier.

What room types can I book at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers?

The room types at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers include a range of one and two bedroom Ridge, Lodge and Hilltop Suites, plus a palatial owner's cottage.

What are the check-in and check-out times at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers?

The check-in time at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is from 14:00 pm, and the check-out time is 11:00 am.