10 Reasons To Visit Cape Kidnappers In Your Lifetime

November 14, 2009 | By | Reply More
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Cape Kidnappers Golf CourseHave you been watching the PGA Kiwi Open taking place at Cape Kidnappers? Everyone is awe struck by the incredibly dramatic coastal scenery and furrowed cliffs that the golf course dances over.  Bring a bag full of golf balls is all I can say, this hazard drops 800 feet into the sea!   So what is this wild place all about and why haven’t you heard of it before?  Here’s the scoop!

Cape Kidnappers roomNew Zealand has a well earned reputation for exclusive luxury lodges scattered throughout the North and South Islands, positioned to take advantage of the some of the best scenic vistas in the country. Cape Kidnappers Farm Lodge The Farm at Cape Kidnappers in Napier on the North Island of New Zealand is one of  the newest and most spectacular.  The lodge opened in November 2007 and offers luxury cottage suites that all enjoy 180 degree views over the headlands and out to the Pacific Ocean.  And the setting is just the beginning of the reasons to visit Cape Kidnappers.

  1. The Napier Region of New Zealand is positioned on the southeastern coast of the North Island and is one of the most renowned wine growing regions in the world.  Cool coastal mists and warm days produce exceptional sauvignon blanc wines.
  2. Because of a 7.9 earthquake in 1931, the buildings of the area were entirely rebuilt.  Today Napier is a showcase of well preserved Art Deco architecture.
  3. The lodge is perched ridge-top on 6000 acres that is a working sheep and cattle ranch.  Guests at the lodge can witness first-hand the modern and traditional ranching techniques of the ‘Kiwis’ on complimentary escorted farm tours.
  4. Meals at the Lodge are memorable both for their settings and cuisine.  The main restaurant is elegant and inviting.  For a more intimate setting, you may prefer to dine in the soothing stone walled wine room.  And on sunny days, why not have a casual meal in the Loggia patio room.   Meals and pre-dinner drinks and hors d’oeurves are included with your stay, and as you might expect, only the freshest of ingredients are used from the property’s sustainable farm.  Naturally local dairy, beef, lamb, and fish are all at the ready.
  5. Guest rooms have amenities for even the most discerning of tastes.  Each room enjoys expansive views from a balcony or patio and the interior is both relaxing and dramatic in it’s decor.  Of course all the electronic bells and whistles you could desire are at hand.
  6. A striking infinity pool invites you to swim at what seems the edge of the world.
  7. Cape Kidnappers enjoys a area of unique natural habitat.  Take a Discovery Walk or 4 wheel drive safari to the Gannet bird colony habitat.
  8. Activities abound, you will never have dull moment, unless that’s exactly what you need.  There are opportunities to mountain bike, fly fish, kayak, hike, hot air balloon or go wine touring.
  9. And when you’re beat and in need of some pampering, the Spa services are top notch.
  10. Golf – well you’ve seen it – like nowhere else on earth – incredible!

For more in-depth information and a wonderful display of photographs, visit CapeKidnappers.com.  To book lodging at Cape Kidnappers, I’d suggest contacting a Virtuoso Travel Agent.  Is it expensive?… well yes…it is a premium property that is a destination in itself.  Definitely a once-in-a-lifetime exceptional experience.

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