The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs: Luxurious Platinum Palate Relais & Chateaux Escape in Matauri Bay, New Zealand!


Located on 6,000 acres near Matauri Bay, The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs is Northland’s premier luxury vacation destination.

The Lodge affords spectacular 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy exquisite Pacific Rim cuisine prepared by our talented chefs whilst taking in stunning panoramic views of Cape Brett and the offshore Cavalli Islands from the verandas, lounge, card and dining rooms.


Offering 22 guest suites, and a two Bedroom Owner’s Cottage. Every suite offers its own private porch, bedroom with sitting area and open fireplace, walk-in-wardrobe and ensuite. The cottages are nestled in a native forest overlooking the golf course and the Pacific Ocean.

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Fish, dive or discover New Zealand’s pristine shorelines, play your best ever round on the spectacular world-class golf course or indulge in a therapeutic treatment at our full service luxury spa . Kauri Cliffs is just a 45 minute flight from Auckland and offers a range of facilities that accommodate all luxury vacation requirements.

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The culinary team includes some of New Zealand’s most talented chefs who have established Kauri Cliff’s highly regarded culinary reputation.

Northland’s location provides a bounty of the freshest ingredients that are used to produce the culinary delights prepared daily at Kauri Cliffs. Our spectacular location enables us to prepare meals with relatively low food miles. Gourmet à la carte dining is available in the main dining room or on the verandas, courses include:
Breakfast – a selection of local and imported fruits, homemade muesli and cereals, yoghurt and freshly baked muffins. In addition, a hot menu featuring eggs, pancakes, crisp bacon, ham, sausages and ricotta hotcakes may be ordered.

Lunch – A formal three-course lunch is available. Alternatively a variety of sandwiches, salads and desserts from which to choose.

Picnics – Wonderful picnic sites abound on the property. We have three secluded beaches, several waterfalls and a magnificent native forest. A choice of delicious picnic lunches are available.

Pre-dinner drinks – an excellent way to meet fellow guests. Hot and cold canapés and a wide range of wines, beer and spirits are available.

Dinner – Our dinner menu changes nightly and features local produce and seafood. The best of New Zealand lamb and beef are served. Executive Chef Barry Frith oversees the culinary team.

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Enjoy stunning scenery while hiking or horseback riding!

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The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs has been named the newest Platinum Palate award-winner by Fred Bollaci Enterprises! If you’ve ever wanted to go to New Zealand, this is a great time, it’s summer! Stay tuned for showcases of sister properties The Farm at Cape Kidnappers and Matakauri, also Platinum Palate winners and Relais & Chateaux properties in New Zealand! These are the places to stay if you want the ultimate experience!

Photos by The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs @Facebook.


The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs
139 Tepene Tablelands Road
Matauri Bay, New Zealand
+64 9-407 0010



About Fred Bollaci

I'm CEO and President of Fred Bollaci Enterprises. I lost more than 100 pounds while living "La Dolce Vita" and I'm now known as "The Healthy Gourmet." Sample the good life with me through fitness, fine food, and good wine. Meet chefs who cater to a healthy gourmet lifestyle through my Golden Palate blog.
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