The landscape of the property is stunning. Full of natural NZ bush, and teeming with birds that whistle and sing. Views of the sea are possible, but the land and sky dominate. I walked to Cape Kidnappers to view the gannet colony one morning - it took 90+ minutes, so I used the GPS device they provide to summon a ride back to the lodge so I didn't miss my midday appointment.
The lodge is impressive, designed with a number of different guest areas to relax in. Large and imposing log fires add a wonderful feature, but the grain silo is totally unique.
We stayed 2 nights in the Ridge Suites. It was rustic, but luxurious at the same time. The space within the suite design was good. I particularly enjoyed the gas fire that could be controlled by a remote device. Unfortunately it was too chilly to sit out on the balcony.
Evening dining consisted of a set menu paired with wines. This was fantastic. Breakfast was also enjoyable, and the menu offered good choice, included daily blended fresh juices.
I would liked to have stayed longer to savour the facilities and enjoy the room.More