New Zealand

Rosewood Cape Kidnappers, Hawke’s Bay

Rosewood Cape Kidnappers is a luxurious lodge set on 6,000 acres of sheep and cattle farm that rolls right up to the sheer dropping cliffs overlooking the South Pacific. At the heart is a central lodge where you’ll find the dining room, wine cellar, spa and swimming pool. Cottages are then scattered across the farmland giving you that all-important privacy throughout your stay and at your fingertips, there’s an award-winning golf course, trout fishing, walking trails, 4WD expeditions and much more.


Rosewood Cape Kidnappers is located in the southeast of New Zealand’s North Island in the Hawke’s Bay Region. Direct helicopter flights from Auckland take approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.

Your room

There are 22 cottages, each offering stunning views of the 6,000-acre property. The cottages resemble rustic farm barns from the outside with wooden panelling and feature-barn-doors. Step inside and you’ll be greeted with out-back country style living: think crisp white linen, window shutters and rattan furnishing with all the modern comforts. Sliding white barn doors open up to your spacious bathroom equipped with an oversized bathtub and his and her sinks. For a more luxurious stay, why not treat yourself to the Hawke’s Bay Four Bedroom Villa with its sumptuous lounge, handsome fireplaces and open plan kitchen and dining area; it’s the perfect retreat for that home away from home break.

Why we like it

Rosewood Cape Kidnappers is one of those properties that you’ll have to see yourself to believe, a working sheep and cattle farm that immerses you deep into historic New Zealand. With landscapes you’d only expect on postcards, a wine cellar that would leave any sommelier impressed and a soothing spa to return to after a day outdoors, this is the epitome of New Zealand luxury.

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