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Getting to Cape Kidnappers is easy.

Getting there

Physical Address

446 Clifton Road
Te Awanga
Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

By Airplane

Air New Zealand operates at least 8 scheduled flights daily from Auckland (55 minutes) or Wellington (50 minutes) to Napier (Hawke's Bay) Airport. The aircrafts are either 66-seat ATR Aerospatiale twin turbo-prop or 33-seat twin turbo-prop Saab 340s. Charter jets and propeller planes can also be organized. Cape Kidnappers lodge staff will meet your flight upon request.

By Helicopter

Helicopters operate nationwide, and travel from Auckland, Wellington or Taupo can be arranged. Travel direct to Cape Kidnappers from Auckland is approximately 1 hour 45 minutes, Wellington flight time is 1 hour 20 minutes and from Taupo the flight time is 30-35 minutes.

By Car

From Auckland (allow 6 hours)
  • Follow State Highway 1 to Taupo
  • Turn left into State Highway 5 to Eskdale
  • Turn right into State Highway 2 to Clive (via Napier)
  • At Clive turn left into Mill Road then follow the signs to Cape Kidnappers
From Wellington (allow 4 hours)
  • Follow State Highway 2 to Clive (via Hastings)
  • Just before Clive township turn right into Mill Road
  • Follow the signs to Cape Kidnappers
From Taupo (allow 2.5 hours)
  • Take State Highway 5 to Eskdale
  • Turn right into State Highway 2 to Clive (via Napier)
  • At Clive turn left into Mill Road, then follow the signs to Cape Kidnappers

From our sister property - Kauri Cliffs  

An exciting option is by helicopter, which takes just under 3 hours door-to-door. Commercial aircraft fly from Kerikeri Airport (25 minutes drive from Kauri Cliffs) to Napier Airport, with one stop in Auckland. The flight time by this method is around 2 hours, and approximately 4 hours door-to-door. Chartered flights are also available from Kerikeri to Napier. The staff at Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs will be happy to assist in the organization of these flights for you, or for more information please contact us.
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The Farm at Cape Kidnappers Luxury Lodge is an International Award Winning Luxury Golf Spa Resort, located on the breathtaking coastline of Hawkes Bay - The Wine Country - Situated in the North Island of New Zealand. This Boutique 5 Star Luxury Accommodation boasts an award winning Tom Doak designed Golf Course with Luxury Lodge Style Accommodation. As a Small Luxury Boutique Hotel we provide the finest international 5 star service, fine dining Restaurant, farm tours and much more. Treat yourself and book the Owner's Cottage for a Luxury Accommodation experience at this International Relais & Châteaux Golf Spa Resort located only minutes from Napier Airport in the North Island of New Zealand. Voted - Top 30 New Hotels in the World - Travel & Leisure - It List for 2008 - UK Conde Nast Traveler - Top 100 Ultimate Escapes 2008 - Robb Report - 101 Best Suites in the World - Elite Traveler.
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