Kauri Cliffs, Matauri, New Zealand

Australia & Pacific | | March 11, 2011 at 12:30 am


Flanked by the Victorian chalets in the remote north between the Kauri forest of coniferous trees and Pacific Ocean, the Kauri Cliffs lodge guarantees an unsurpassed treat of pure sea breeze as well as oxygen. Located at the kauri cliffs in the bay, this luxury lodge is among the awarded luxury golf & spa resort hotels in the nation. Set near the Matauri bay, the Kauri Cliffs offers some great 180-degree vistas of the Pacific, 72 pga championship golf course, spa, and apartments with verandas.

The lodge actually looks over the golf course, Cape Brett, Pacific Ocean, and the Cavalli Islands all of which form a part of the panorama observed from the verandas, cottages, card room, and living room.


At the Kauri Cliffs Lodge, there are 22 Deluxe and Standard suites as well as the Owner’s Cottage with two bedrooms. No matter which one you choose, each of them tucked in the native forest has a private porch, bathroom, bathtub, walk-in wardrobe, open fireplace, and bedroom with sitting area along with the vistas of above mentioned sites. In addition to the above, there are more 2 ‘security’ rooms featuring ensuite bathroom, two single beds, and wardrobe meant for drivers or children.

The common amenities include high-speed Internet access, cable/satellite television channels, DVD player, CD player, fireplace, complimentary newspaper, air conditioning, complimentary weekday newspaper, dial-up Internet access, mini bar, coffee/tea maker, wake-up calls, hair dryer, iron/ironing board, in-room safe, television, alarm clock, large armoire with TV, rattan armchairs, ottomans, writing desk, and wheelchair accessible.

All the suites are strictly non smoking.


• Self parking  • Complimentary newspapers in lobby  • Air-conditioned public areas  • Babysitting or child care  • Safe-deposit box – front desk  • Elevator/lift  • Lounge  • Room service (limited hours)  • Complimentary continental breakfast  • Restaurant(s) in hotel • Multiple conference/meeting rooms  • Business services  • Business center  • Meeting/banquet facilities  • Conference facilities  • Laundry/valet services  • Audio-visual equipment  • Fax machine  • Tour assistance  • Shopping on site  • Doorman/doorwoman  • Porter/bellhop  • Concierge  • Ice machine  • Tour desk  • Florist  • Terrace  • Shops/commercial services


• 3 swimming beaches secluded for picnics as well as BBQs  • Infinity swimming pool  • Spa tub  • Fitness facilities  • Spa

• Exercise gym  • Golf course by David Harman ranked 18th in the list of world’s greatest golf courses out of 50  • Jogging track  • Astroturf tennis courts  • Jacuzzi  • Bird watching  • Nature walks  • Mountain bikes  • Scenic flights by helicopter  • Bay of Islands cruise  • Morning/afternoon cruise  • Motor launch  • Charter boating  • Biking  • Horse riding  • Diving tours

The Luxury Spa at the Totara forest’s rim looking over a fern glen as well as meandering stream offers not only healing treatments, but also floor to ceiling vistas. Enjoy in its private outdoor space wherein treatments al fresco inspired by the garden are the main draws.


There is no such concept at the Kauri Cliffs. However, this does not mean that you will be left hungry. A la carte dining takes place on the verandas or in the main dining room.


Top rank in list of top 15 Resorts in Australia, South Pacific, and New Zealand by the Travel & Leisure Magazine readers of USA.


From 900NZD.

Kauri Cliffs is amazingly nestled amidst the forest, bay, island, and cliffs of New Zealand.

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