Matauri Bay, North Island, New Zealand
What we think
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It was named the best hotel in New Zealand for a reason. Set on 6,500 acres, the hotel enjoys spectacular views of the Matauri Bay Cliffs and the Pacific Ocean from its luxurious plantation-style lodge. While the hotel is beautiful in every respect, its the championship golf course that brings in celebrities like Bill Gates. The hotel is stocked to the brim with leisure activities and has a distinctively Kiwi feel that'll give you a chance to experience the best of New Zealand.
Main Lodge Dining Room or on the Verandas - Union of Pacific Rim, French and Modern New Zealand, Available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, picnics, and cocktail hour
Cocktail hour in the main dining room or verandas
Makana Chocolate Factory
Take a tour of the Waitangi Treaty Grounds and see traditional Maori cultural performances
Explore the property by bike, horseback, or foot
Snorkel, kayak, or picnic at Kauri's 3 private beaches