Luxury hotel holiday Kauri Cliffs Bay of Islands

Kauri Cliffs is a luxury five-star lodge, nestled in a large estate. Expressions Holidays recommends it for its excellent facilities and its scenic location, with stunning views of the surrounding coastline. An ideal choice for a few day's stay as part of one of our touring holidays of New Zealand. Enjoy the beaches on the estate, the golf course and hiking. Return to the elegant comfort of the rooms, which, decorated in light shades, have a distinctly traditional flavour.
Included in your Expressions holiday
  • Accommodation in a double or twin room on dinner, bed and breakfast
  • Scheduled flights with Air New Zealand or other airlines
  • Car hire for the duration of the holiday
  • Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints
  • Optional room, car and flight upgrades. Details on request

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Kauri Cliffs, Bay of Islands

Kauri Cliffs is an exclusive 5-star luxury lodge in a beautiful natural location. Excellent golf facilities, sublime spa facilities and a variety of land and water-based sporting activities make it an excellent retreat for couples and families alike.

Facts in brief

Official star rating 5

Location 10-minutes' walk off-road to the Waiaua beach, 30-minutes' drive from Rainbow Falls

Closest airport Kerikeri

Distance from airport About 30 minutes' drive. (About 3 hours 45 minutes' drive north of Auckland.)

Hotel facilities and services

Swimming pool, Gymnasium, Spa, Tennis courts, Par 72 Championship golf course, 3 swimming beaches, Nature walks, Four wheel drive farm tours, Mountain bikes, Land-based fishing, Sea kayaking with a guide.

Sports nearby

Sea fishing, scuba diving (the Rainbow Warrior is a short distance away) - all can be arranged, horse riding, and more.  

Holiday price guide A stay at this hotel is usually part of a tailor-made touring holiday of New Zealand which would include stays at several hotels and a variety of transport arrangements. We calculate the price of each tour on a tailor-made basis and include all arrangements. If you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone holiday, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH119

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Kauri Cliffs, Bay of Islands

Kauri Cliffs is a luxury lodge occupying a dramatically scenic location amongst 6000 acres of land, composed of farmland, native bush and golf course, set above the coast near Matauri Bay. The position affords spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Cape Brett and the Cavalli Islands can be seen. The property has three swimming beaches including Waiaua Bay (you can be taken there by the staff in a 4-wheel drive) and Pink Beach, covered in small pink shells and surrounded by enormous Pohutukawas. Pheasants and native pukekos roam the fields. The main lodge overlooks the golf course and the Ocean and is a low building of creamy white stone and is surrounded by a verandah. Inside there are spacious beamed rooms with wooden or stone floors, dotted with rugs of soft blues and natural shades. Orchids and flower displays complement the blue and white ginger jars, storm lanterns and paintings creating a homely feel that marries both countryside and seaside in style. There is a cosy dining room and separate lounges with open fires as well as seating outside on the verandah. Room service and private dining can be arranged. Guest accommodation is to be found in individual cottages, each consisting of two suites, a short distance from the main lodge, nestling on the edge of the native forest and with views over the golf course towards the ocean. The suites are extremely spacious and comfortable with open fire places, verandahs, walk-in dressing rooms, mini-bar and large bathrooms with separate shower and bath. Decorated in neutral shades and with excellent mood lighting, the rooms are very relaxing. Not to be missed is what is thought to have been the largest Kauri tree on private property in New Zealand (the Lodge owners have now given it to the Queen Elizabeth Trust). A stay at Kauri Cliffs can be as restful or active as you want it to be. You could spend several days here, both exploring the region from here and just enjoying the natural environment and the leisure facilities of the property.

Room descriptions

Kauri Cliffs has 22 suites and a 2 bedroom cottage.

Deluxe suite 750 sq ft
Standard suite 600 sq ft
Owner's 2-bedroom cottage with infinity pool

Holiday price guide A stay at this hotel is usually part of a tailor-made touring holiday of New Zealand which would include stays at several hotels and a variety of transport arrangements. We calculate the price of each tour on a tailor-made basis and include all arrangements. If you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone holiday, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH119

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Kauri Cliffs, Bay of Islands

The journey and how you get there

For a holiday to Kauri Cliffs in Matauri Bay, Expressions Holidays includes flights from London to Auckland with Air New Zealand (flying time is 24 hrs). Auckland is served by a wide variety of international airlines and we can include other airlines in your holiday. The chosen airline will depend upon any stopovers you might want to make en-route to New Zealand. Kauri Cliffs is usually included as part of a tailormade touring itinerary of New Zealand and you can reach the hotel by hire-car.

Additional information

Other information: Gentlemen are required to wear jackets for cocktails and dinner.

Holiday price guide A stay at this hotel is usually part of a tailor-made touring holiday of New Zealand which would include stays at several hotels and a variety of transport arrangements. We calculate the price of each tour on a tailor-made basis and include all arrangements. If you want to book this hotel on its own with flights and transfers as a stand-alone holiday, then please contact us for prices.

From about

Holiday Code EXH119

The prices displayed here are a guide only. Each holiday price will be tailor-made at the time of booking to reflect all actual costs including up-to-date special offers.

Luxury bespoke holidays and tours to Kauri Cliffs, Bay of Islands

About Northland and Bay of Islands

An Expressions tailor-made holiday to Northland and the Bay of Islands is an opportunity to explre a region of rich pastures, rolling farmland, forests of gigantic kauri trees that can be up to 2000 years old, lush fern filled valleys, cliffs, bays, inlets and miles of sandy beaches and a scattering of islands offshore. From Auckland to the very northern tip of the country, Northland stretches between the Pacific Ocean and the Tasman Sea in a splendour of outstanding natural beauty and sites of historic significance. The climate is sub-tropical, and a diversity of plants thrive; from silver fern to vines, from the pohutukawa tree with its crimson flowers to manuka, plus an array of fruit and vegetables including avocadoes, figs and oranges. In addition to the beautiful scenery and welcoming climate, Northland has numerous sites of historic significance as the region where Europeans and Maoris first came into contact. Russell, Pahia, Waitangi and Kerikeri are all interesting places to visit. Local arts and crafts including plaited flaxen baskets, carved wood and greenstone and pottery flourish in the region. The area is strong on leisure activities, many associated with the water such as fishing, kayaking, diving and sailing but also scenic flights, horse trekking and tramping.

Highlights of Northland and the Bay of Islands

If a diver, dive the Rainbow Warrier site or in the marine reserve at Poor Knights Island, Take the car ferry from Opua to Okiato and drive to Russell, Drive along the stunning coast from Whangaroa to Matauri Bay passing the Cavalli Islands offshore, Swim with dolphins in the Bay of Islands, Walk and tramp through the Bay of Islands Maritime and Historic Park, Visit the Waitangi National Reserve with the Treaty House and Maori war canoe.

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