Rosewood Kauri Cliffs combines exceptional food and wine with personalised service; also renowned for its world-class golf course


Rosewood Kauri Cliffs is perched in prime position on the Bay of Islands coastline near Northland on the tip of New Zealand's North Island. Renowned as one of NZ's best lodges, the luxury accommodation options on offer include suites, and four-bedroom and two-bedroom villas. Included with any stay is all-inclusive dining plus evening canapes with a glass of bubbles at the main lodge; a great opportunity to meet fellow guests. Activity options here range from beach fishing and kayaking to hiking and family picnics. The world-renowned golf course is also a must for keen golfers.

Rosewood Kauri Cliffs, Bay of Islands
Rosewood Kauri Cliffs, Bay of Islands
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What's Included
  • Daily breakfast and multi-course dinner
  • Pre-dinner drinks and canapes
  • Private in-villa bar (excluding wine and spirits)
3Location & Access
Location & Access

Located at Matauri Bay, Northland, in the Bay of Islands region. Access from Kerikeri airport (30 minutes drive) or Auckland (3.5 hours drive)

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What You Need to Know
Best Room

The Two or Four-Bedroom Villa

Suitable For

Couples and families

Best Nearby Walk

Walk to Hikurua Falls (onsite); or tackle a section of the Cape Brett track

Best Nearby Park

Bay of Islands Maritime Park

Best Food & Wine Experience

Private BBQ lunch at Pink Beach

Best Place for Relaxation

The Spa at Kauri Cliffs


Year-round (October to April is best for island adventures)

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