You don’t have to be a golfer to love Kauri Cliffs. New Zealand’s Lodge at Kauri Cliffs boasts an exceptionally wide range of on-site activities, but in a place as tranquil as this, you might want to skip them altogether.
Set amid 6,000 acres of sprawling hills near Matauri Bay (four hours’ drive from Auckland), with jaw-dropping vistas of Cape Brett and the offshore Cavalli Islands, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs offers spectacular 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean. . The main lodge overlooks the golf course and offers 22 rooms.
This splendid plantation lodge has a spacious living room, two private day rooms and a beautiful dining room with outdoor decks overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The magnificent spa facility is located in a native Totara forest, while the cottages are nestled on the edge of the forest and have been designed to offer the same stunning vista as the veranda of the main lodge.
Impressive, but so is the array of activities available here in northern New Zealand. Game fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and sailing are all options. So is hunting for boar and pheasant. The main attraction, however, is the Kauri Cliffs championship golf course, which overlooks the Pacific Ocean and spans entire ecosystems, from marsh, to forest, to farmland.
The only dillema, that you’ll have here is to relax, or not to relax?