The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

Matauri Bay Rd, Northland, New Zealand

Tablet Plus Members will receive:

  • Complimentary upgrade upon hotel check-in, based upon availability

  • 20 NZD spa credit per person per stay

  • Welcome petit four platter in room on arrival (valued at 25 NZD per person)

  • Welcome bottle of New Zealand wine in room on arrival (valued at 60 NZD)

Become a Plus Member Now for $99 or add it at checkout

Action Bar

New
12 Favorite this hotel — to remember it, to save it to your wish list, or simply to express yourself

Hotel Description

Kauri Cliffs is located at the northern edge of New Zealand's North Island, perched on a cliffside overlooking the Pacific and flanked by four thousand acres of rolling hilly farmland. Though it is perhaps best known for its world-class golf course, the resort's strengths are its remoteness and its grand elegance, both of which appeal to golfers and abstainers alike.

The golf course is the creation of owner Julian Robertson, once a successful Wall Street financier, who discovered this property (then a cattle ranch) during his novel-writing sabbatical during the Eighties. He returned after the dotcom Nineties irreparably damaged his flagship hedge fund, and though the Great American Novel may have eluded him, the Great Antipodean golf course has become a reality. This is due equally to the natural surroundings and to the efforts of designer David Harman, who has built courses for Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, and whose light touch on this marvelous course avoids the grand gestures of some gimmicky courses, instead letting the spectacular landscape speak for itself.

If the golf course is Mr. Robertson's child, then the hotel itself is the creation of his wife Josie, from the main lodge building (which would not look out of place in the Hamptons) to the outlying cottages, where the guest suites are found. The cottages line the edge of the golf course and face across it, toward the ocean, with dramatic views from private verandas. These suites are spacious and modern, elegantly appointed, with gas fireplaces and huge luxurious bathrooms. This is the sort of place that has “Security” rooms set aside for bodyguards and drivers — and even these second-class rooms would pass for five-star accommodations.

How to get there:

Kauri Cliffs is approximately a 4 hour drive from Auckland or 1 hour by helicopter. Alternatively the hotel is a 25 minute drive from Kerikeri Airport. Please contact customerservice@tablethotels.com for directions or to arrange airport transfers.

Read more Hide Details

Hotel Criteria

  • 22 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Secluded

Map

  • What I liked:

    What the hotel could do better:

    Guest

Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour gym
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Wake-up service
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

Owners Cottage booking all year round and remaining bookings for dates between 15 November - 21 April require a one night deposit. Full prepayment required on the 1st September to maintain bookings between 23 December - 4 January Pets are not allowed. Special conditions apply for reservations of four rooms or more as a reservation of 4 rooms or more is considered a group reservation and a deposit will be required

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

Hotel Booking Widget

Finding Available Rooms & Prices

  • Two-Bedroom Owners Cottage

    • Fits 6 people but not more than 4 adults
    • 2 King Beds
    • 4200 ft²/390 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean or golf course.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • full kitchen
    • gas fireplace
    • hairdryer
    • outdoor hot tub
    • patio
    • plunge pool
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • working desk
  • Suite

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 601 ft²/55 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean or golf course.

    This room includes:

    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • soaking tub
    • terrace
    • walk-in closet
    • wet bar
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Suite

    • Fits 3 people
    • 750 ft²/69 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean or golf course.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • arm chair
    • bathtub/shower combo
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • gas fireplace
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • rollaway bed (on request)
    • soaking tub
    • walk-in closet
  • Family suite

    • Fits 3 people
    • 2 King Beds
    • 750 ft²/69 m².
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    • bathtub
    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • DVD player
    • flat panel television
    • iPod docking station
    • minibar
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • walk-in closet
  • Save
    Only 1 room left Rooms Left

    Last Minute Room

    • Fits person Fits people Fits people but not more than adult Fits people but not more than adults
    • Room types for this rate will be assigned upon arrival.
    Price Options
    • Site Compare

      Additional Taxes apply
      All Taxes included
      Taxes excluded
      Rooms Selected
      Assign guests at checkout.

      Includes:

      This price is not eligible for Plus Privileges

      Tablet Direct

  • Only 1 room left Rooms Left

    • Fits person Fits people Fits people but not more than adult Fits people but not more than adults
    • or
    Photo Coming Soon
    Amenities

    This room includes:

    We're sorry but the list of room amenities is temporarily unavailable.

    Price Options
    • Site Compare

      Discount Applied

      Per Night For 1 Person
      avg per night for 1 person
      for 2 people

      Discount Applied

      Per Night
      Avg Per Night
      Additional Taxes apply
      All Taxes included
      Taxes excluded
      Rooms Selected
      Assign guests at checkout.

      Includes:

      Tablet Exclusive Price

      This price is not eligible for Plus Privileges

      Member Privileges Eligible

      Travel reservation facilitated by: Expedia

      Tablet Direct

    • Site Compare

      Discount Applied

      Per Night For 1 Person
      avg per night for 1 person
      for 2 people

      Discount Applied

      Per Night
      Avg Per Night
      Additional Taxes apply
      All Taxes included
      Taxes excluded
      Rooms Selected
      Assign guests at checkout.

      Includes:

      Tablet Exclusive Price

      This price is not eligible for Plus Privileges

      Member Privileges Eligible

      Travel reservation facilitated by: Expedia

      Tablet Direct

Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour gym
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Golf nearby
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Jacuzzi
  • Lounge
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Wake-up service
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

Owners Cottage booking all year round and remaining bookings for dates between 15 November - 21 April require a one night deposit. Full prepayment required on the 1st September to maintain bookings between 23 December - 4 January Pets are not allowed. Special conditions apply for reservations of four rooms or more as a reservation of 4 rooms or more is considered a group reservation and a deposit will be required

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

Map