Physical Location

139 Tepene Tablelands Road
Matauri Bay 0478
New Zealand

By Airplane

Air New Zealand operates scheduled flights daily from Auckland to Kerikeri/Bay of Islands airport. Charter flights can also be organized. Kauri Cliffs will meet your flight upon request.

By Helicopter

The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs has its own EC130 helicopter which is able to be hired for transfers into and out of Auckland, for either Domestic or International Flights. For arriving International Guests, the pilot will meet you at the Arrivals Hall and escort you to the helicopter, a mere 3 minute walk away.

The transfer to Kauri Cliffs is a scenic coastal flight lasting one hour, and touching down directly on the helipad at the lodge.

For more details and information about our helicopter click here or to book transfers please contact

From our Sister Property – Cape Kidnappers

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.

By Car

Approximately 3 hours and 45 minutes from Auckland or 292 kms:

  • Take State Highway 1 from Auckland to Whangarei (2 hours / 180 kms)

  • Stay on Highway 1 past Whangarei to Kawakawa (approximately 50 minutes / 53.5 kms)

  • Pass through Kawakawa, staying on Highway 1 until you reach the Kerikeri turnoff (State Highway 10) at Pakaraka junction (12 minutes / 13.3 kms)

  • Turn right onto State Highway 10 towards and through the Kerikeri roundabout (do not turn right into Kerikeri) until you reach the Matauri Bay turn off on your right (26 minutes / 33.1 kms)

  • Turn right onto Matauri Bay Road

  • Follow Matauri Bay Road until you see the sign for "Kauri Cliffs" (12 minutes / 12.3 kms)

  • Turn right onto Tepene Tablelands Road which leads to the lodge

Approximately 25 minutes from Kerikeri Airport:

  • Turn left at the airport exit/ entrance.

  • Turn left onto State Highway 10 at the roundabout.

  • Stay on Highway 10 approximately 15 minutes.

  • Turn right onto Matauri Bay Road Follow Matauri Bay Road until you see the sign for "Kauri Cliffs"

  • Turn right onto Tepene Tablelands Road which leads to the lodge

Kauri Cliffs can arrange for either a car rental or car and driver.
For more information please contact us:

Telephone: +64 9 407 0010
Facsimile: +64 9 407 0061

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