CD, DVD and book library, free WiFi throughout, gym, spa, outdoor Jacuzzi, golf course. In rooms: flatscreen TV, CD/DVD player, iPod dock, minibar (soft drinks free), Evolu toiletries, private balcony.
We love the secluded Ridge Suites as they’re a little further away from the main lodge and feel more private. If you’re feeling flush, the standalone Owner’s Cottage is a great pad for a family or friends travelling in a group.
Dive into the stunning outdoor 50ft heated infinity pool, with its shady poolside cabana and minibar, and views out to the ocean horizon beyond.
Hiking gear, binoculars and your bird-watching manual. The Farm offers Kiwi Discovery Walks as part of a local kiwi bird conservation project.
The lodge and guest rooms are all non-smoking. Wine tastings are held regularly – the hotel has its own vineyard located in the Gimblett Gravels region of Hawke’s Bay. A minimum stay of two nights applies during peak season (15 December to 31 March).
Extra beds can be added to Lodge and Ridge Suites. Under-2s stay free, children aged from 2–5 can stay for NZ$200 (plus 15 per cent tax) a night, for over-6s contact the hotel directly for charges.
Welcome. The hotel can provide baby cots (free for kids up to two) and extra beds for older children, from NZ$500–NZ$525 a night (plus tax), depending on the season. Babysitting with a local nanny can be arranged with 24 hours' notice, for NZ$35 an hour.
Either the Hilltop Suites, two of which come with the option of an interconnecting second smaller Hilltop Room bedroom, or the more spacious Owners Cottage, which boasts four suites.
Kids should enjoy the large outdoor pool, walking trails, quad-biking (they can ride as pillion passengers) and farm tours on offer.
Rates include include pre-dinner drinks with hors d’oeuvres, gourmet dinner, breakfast, free minibar including domestic beers (excludes spirits and wine) and use of lodge facilities, except spa treatments and use of the golf course.
Children are welcome in the main lodge dining room, or if you prefer, a private dining room can be arranged after 7pm for families with children under 12 years old. The Farm offers a special children's menu, can provide high chairs and packed lunches for picnics, and will heat up baby milk or food on request.
Babysitting can be arranged with a local nanny, given 24 hours' notice, from NZ$35 an hour.
No need to pack
Baby cots, strollers, nappy bins, high chairs and baby baths can all be provided by the hotel.
Baby cots are complimentary for infants up to two years' old, and kids under five can also stay in an adult's room for free when using existing bedding. Additional beds for older children can be arranged for Lodge and Ridge Suites for a charge.