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Indoor fire and Luxury linen at the Kowhai Retreat
Glimpse of the river
Outdoor bath at the Kowhai Retreat
Safari Tent - Kowhai Retreat
Maraetotara River

Kowhai Retreat

Clifton Glamping - Clifton, Hawke's Bay
ROMANCE | RELAXATION | ADVENTURE
 
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Sleeps up to 2
From $350 tonight

Clifton is a little slice of paradise, so quite, private and serene yet minutes from wineries, a cafe, cycles trails, the world famous golf course Cape Kidnappers and the beach. This is glamping of the very best kind; privacy and picturesque views the Maraetotara river, forests and clean green New Zealand countryside.


Highlights

Take the time to unwind with a dip in the river, then at the end of the day, star gazing from a steaming hot outdoor bathtub
Cycling on the best cycling tracks Hawkes Bay has to offer, right on our door step, Clifton is located at the start / finish of the "Landscape Trail".
Visit the nearby Gannet Colony (largest mainland in the Southern Hemisphere) with a guided tour or on the beach by yourselves

There are many splendid walks on Clifton offering picturesque scenery and widespread views of Hawkes Bay. Take a dip in the fresh Maraetotara River beside your tent or head to the beach for a swim in the ocean just minutes away. Try your hand at fly fishing on the river with local guide Mark Webster, or see the beauty of Clifton while horse rIding over the property through rivers and forests. Leave it all behind and unwind with a private couples massage on the deck of your glampsite.

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The station is adjacent to Cape Kidnappers with its gannet colony and famous golf course, and is within easy reach of local wineries, the beach and cycle tracks (just 20 minutes from Havelock North, Hastings and Napier), with a wonderful north facing aspect that captures all day sun, and the perfect romantic setting as the sun settles.

Perfect for couples looking for a peaceful and private escape, you'll enjoy relaxing in your super king-sized bed listening to the sounds of nature; the beautiful river running by, the light breeze rustling the leaves of the trees, and the gorgeous chorus of bird life.

OTHER ACTIVITIES NEARBY:
During the day, it's easy to jump in the car and head out to explore the region. World class wineries including multi award winning Elephant Hill are near by, and if you feel a like city buzz, Napier, Hastings and Havelock North with their shops and cafes are only a short drive away.
- Napier is the Art Deco Capital of New Zealand, and is also home to the National Aquarium, Hastings is home to the oldest Farmers Market in New Zealand, every Sunday morning, and is full of local produce and artisan fayre. Cape Kidnappers Golf Course is ranked in the world's top fifty, and is quite literally, on your doorstep

Activities on or nearby this property

Access to: Lakes | Rivers | Streams | Beaches
Birdlife
Cycle Tracks
Fishing Access (BYO gear)
Horse Riding | Horse Trekking
Luxury
Nature Walks
Outdoor Bath | Hot Tub
Relaxation
Romance
Rural Views
Star Gazing
Surfing
Swimming
Vineyards Nearby
Windsurfing | Kite boarding

Room Info

1 x King bed


Overlooking the Maraetotara River, wake up to the sun rising over the river, the sound of birds and the gentle splash of fish in the river.

A beautifully decorated safari tent, semi outdoor kitchen and a large deck offering elevated views of the surrounding environment. Each glampingsite comes complete with a luxurious outdoor shower and bathtub each with their own special views of Clifton.

Gaze across the river or up at the stars from the deck. Set on a permanent timber floor luxuriate in the super king bed with beautiful linen, feather duvets and woolen blankets enjoy the comfy furniture and perfectly appointed vintage styled little kitchen and bathroom with its hot running water and steaming shower.

There’s a breezy Balinese feel to the sumptuous accommodation blended with African safari and nods to the history of Clifton Station with old-world touches.


Reviews

Heaven on Earth. The thought and care Tom and Lucia have taken in making the glamping totally luxurious and yet still rustic and encompassing the beautiful setting.

Beautiful scenery, tranquil, relaxing - we will be back!

We were so happy to be a small part of such a rich history of the property and the Gordon Family. It was very comfortable, warm and relaxing, can't wait to come back!! The tent was very luxurious and beautifully decorated with lovely views.


Amenities

18+ Not Suitable for Children
Family Friendly
Property Manager on site
Single Safe

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Eating and Drinking

Full kitchen facilities with Weber BBQ and gas ring burner. Head out on a bicycle or car and explore the world-class wineries in the region, visit the shops and cafes at the neighboring cities or simply put your feet up, enjoy a book and submerge yourself in nature. Help yourself to our famous jars of plump pink and white marshmallows, homemade muesli, fresh bread, and other locally sourced provisions.

About your host, Lucia and Tom




Lucia and Tom Gordon have created this stunning site for your absolute enjoyment and we know you will totally relish in its setting and style.

Our site is situated on the historic Clifton Station which has been owned and farmed by the Gordon family since 1860. The Station is farmed by Father and Son, Angus and Tom Gordon.

Tom is the sixth generation to live at Clifton and they run a fully working farm with approximately 5,000 sheep, 500 cattle with acres of coastal flats for cropping and 120 acres in pine trees.



Essential Room Information

1 x King bed

Overlooking the Maraetotara River, wake up to the sun rising over the river, the sound of birds and the gentle splash of fish in the river.

A beautifully decorated safari tent, semi outdoor kitchen and a large deck offering elevated views of the surrounding environment. Each glampingsite comes complete with a luxurious outdoor shower and bathtub each with their own special views of Clifton.

Gaze across the river or up at the stars from the deck. Set on a permanent timber floor luxuriate in the super king bed with beautiful linen, feather duvets and woolen blankets enjoy the comfy furniture and perfectly appointed vintage styled little kitchen and bathroom with its hot running water and steaming shower.

There’s a breezy Balinese feel to the sumptuous accommodation blended with African safari and nods to the history of Clifton Station with old-world touches.



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