Activities for Families


Kauri Cliffs offers many wonderful activities for families visiting the property. We are pleased to share some of the unique and memorable options as follows:

Beach Babies

Three private beaches and an on-property waterfall offer the opportunity swim, snorkel, kayak, collect shells and picnic.
(Appropriate for children of all ages)


Whether by horseback, bicycle or walking trail, there is much to see on and off property. Of special note, a 900-year-old Kauri Tree lives at the gates of The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs. The Kauri tree is a spiritual and highly cultural site revered by New Zealand’s native Māori people. Let us pack you a picnic of all of your favorite nibbles and snacks to take to our waterfall. (Appropriate for children of all ages)

Farm Tour

You can be treated to a special tour of our working farm with our farm manager, as your guide. He will take you around our stunning 6,000 acres of farmland and share his extensive knowledge on the different farm animals which are farmed here. There may also be an opportunity depending on the time of year of your visit to feed the newborn lambs.

Sailing/Fishing in The Bay of Islands

Explore the islands and bays aboard a well appointed sailing yacht with a professional skipper and crew. You can choose to join in or simply sit back and relax. Lunch and refreshments can be arranged to be served in a sheltered bay with opportunities to go ashore to swim or beach-comb. This is an all day activity and there are options for cruising and fishing which the whole family can enjoy.

Waitangi Treaty Grounds

The Northland area where Kauri Cliffs is situated is rich in New Zealand history. At the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, the place where New Zealand’s founding treaty was signed, families are invited to take a guided tour of the grounds and be entertained by traditional, Māori cultural performances.
(Appropriate for children of all ages)

Makana Chocolate Factory

This boutique chocolate factory specializes in natural, hand-crafted chocolates – and chocolate tastings for visitors. The whole family will enjoy classic confections as well as a few New Zealand highlights, such as, Orange and Manuka Honey Glazed Macadamias, Marlborough Pinot Noir Truffles Reserve, Wine Gelées and more.
(Appropriate for children of all ages)

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