Explore as a Family

Every day, The Farm at Cape Kidnappers welcomes families of all sizes and ages.

Jet-setting generations choose our lodge for the educational, interactive and destination-inspired activities we offer family travellers. And once on property, they delight in the convenience of having attentive, family-friendly staff to curate their experiences.

We offer a children’s menu with classic favourites as well as our chef’s creations sourced from local farms. All suites are stocked daily with fresh-baked cookies and brownies from our kitchen, and fresh fruit is also served in-room daily.

We are happy to provide you with little luxuries to make your stay with us as pleasant as possible, including babysitter services, toys, games, supplies and more. 

Our suites are spacious and well-suited for adding cribs or beds for our littlest guests, while our interconnecting family suites and four-bedroom Owner’s Cottage offer independence for teens and tweens. Accommodations for nannies are also available.

We suggest that activity bookings are made with our lodge reservations team at the time of your initial booking. Alternatively, you may book activities with our team during your stay at the lodge.

What you and your family will enjoy during your stay is limited only by your imagination, and here is a sneak peek at what awaits you at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, particularly animal encounters. 



Cuddle a Kiwi:

At our Cape Sanctuary, guests have the rare experience to not only see, but cuddle a kiwi. Because New Zealand’s national bird is nocturnal and endangered, even mostNew Zealanders have never seen the flightless bird. Our Cape Sanctuary protects and helps repopulate this species. Families will join one of our sanctuary guides to track, evaluate, feed and eventually cuddle, a kiwi bird. Appropriate for children of all ages

World’s Largest Gannet Colony:

Cape Kidnappers is the home of the largest, most accessible mainland colony of gannets in the world. Guests can visit the 20,000 gannets at the Cape which can be seen from December through May. An ideal way to visit the gannets is to take a Can-Am tour of the property, stopping at two colony destinations. December and January is when chicks will hatch. Appropriate for children of all ages

Shepherding Experience: The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is a fully working sheep and cattle station and a guided shepherding experience is a must do. Join the shepherd, as he works his impeccably trained farm dogs mustering sheep, penning them and you will see a sheep being shorn weather permitting. Shearing is an art requiring strength and dexterity, you will thoroughly enjoy this impressive demonstration. Appropriate for children of all ages

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