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The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs Matauri Bay in New Zealand.

Photo: Courtesy Lodge at Kauri Cliffs

139 Tepene Tablelands Road
Matauri Bay, Northland, New Zealand
TEL: 64-9-407-0010

Set on 6,000 acres of lush, rolling North Island countryside and bushland beside the Pacific, the 22-suite Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is one of three luxe lodges owned by the New York-based Robertson family (the others being the Farm at Cape Kidnappers and Matakauri Lodge). Despite its American proprietors, Kauri Cliffs feels 100 percent Kiwi. While golf is the main draw here, there are also two tennis courts, an infinity pool, and a trio of secluded swimming beaches. In addition to the spacious suites, there’s also a 4,200-square foot two-bedroom Owner’s Cottage (these days de rigueur at top New Zealand lodges), nestled in native forest with views of the golf course. The spa, regarded as one of the best in New Zealand, is set in a native totara rainforest with indoor and outdoor fireplaces for chilly Kiwi days.

Room to Book:

The Deluxe suites are spacious and have large balconies.

Insider Tip:

Ask the Kauri Cliffs team to pack a picnic (soba noodles; smoked salmon sandwiches) before heading to Pink Beach, one of Kauri Cliff's private beaches; in summer, barbecue dinners are served on the sand.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Breakfast Included
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Destination Spa
  • Family Friendly
  • Gym/Fitness Center
  • Golf
  • Gay Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Island Resort
  • Laundry Service
  • Maid Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Tennis
  • Water Sports
  • WiFi

Number of Rooms:

Number of Suites: 22 suites, 1 cottage

Year Opened:

Other: Golf Hotel


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