With an abundance of secluded and picturesque locations on property, you could spend a lifetime picnicking at Cape Kidnappers. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers took Robertson six years to fully build out and opened in 2007. Known as the Cape Kidnappers and Ocean Beach Wildlife Preserve Partnership, its aim is to increase the diversity and abundance of native species that would naturally have been found in the peninsula’s coastal ecosystems, including land and sea birds. The cape is home to the largest and most accessible gannet colony in the world. Leaving Gannet Safari Overland headquarters in Te Awanga the tour takes a very scenic and exclusive route through Cape Kidnappers Station, a working farm and luxury accommodation. Designed by American Tom Doak, the course makes the most of the breathtaking natural landscape. Get up close to the fascinating gannets with Gannet Safaris Overland tours(opens in new window). The 13-hectare privately owned reserve includes the Saddle and Black Reef gannet colonies. It was named by Captain Cook after an attempt by local Māori to abduct one of his crew. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers sits atop rolling hills and rugged cliffs that give way to vast sea views and an ever-present horizon. Every day, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers welcomes families of all sizes and ages.
A great activity for families and nature lovers.  Arriving at the gannet colony you'll see up to 25,000 gannets within close distance. Cape Kidnappers/Te Kauwae-a-Māui is an extraordinary sandstone headland to the east of Hastings in Hawke's Bay. Cape Kidnappers/Te Kauwae-a-Maui is a craggy, but stunning peninsula that is ever-present to life in Hawke’s Bay.
Let us show you the best of New Zealand on other platforms by selecting 'On' and allowing us to share data from your visit(s) with our partners. For something extra special take a three-hour sunrise tour(opens in new window) and be one the first people to see the sun appear over Hawkes Bay. It was designed by Tom Doak in 2004 and was funded by American developer Julian Robertson. In 2007, Golf Digest magazine rated Cape Kidnappers the 10th best course outside of the United States. Owner's Cottage The Owner’s Cottage at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is a palatial retreat with an everlasting horizon.
Sign Up Now To Receive Special Offers, Events And News. Largely inaccessible to regular vehicles, Cape Kidnappers is best explored by Can-Am.
The cape is home to the largest and most accessible gannet colony in the world.
It takes its name from the nearby headland of Cape Kidnappers. Situated on top of the hill above the Lodge overlooking the rolling farmland to the Pacific Ocean, the two Hilltop Family Suites offer parents a comfortable Master Bedroom and sitting area with private balcony, walk in closet and spacious bathroom. Cape Kidnappers Golf Course is an 18-hole course near Te Awanga, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. In 2007, Golf Digest magazine rated Cape Kidnappers the 10th best course outside of the United States. With stunning rustic-luxe designs, the four Lodge Suites are located adjacent to the main Lodge building, offering the convenience of proximity to lodge facilities. In addition to above, we use other cookies and analytics to provide a better site experience. READ MORE: * …