late afternoon at Cape Kidnappers

Shark Tooth Cliffs at Cape Kidnappers (c) 2019 by David Ourisman, all rights reserved

I have a backlog of photos from New Zealand that I'd like to share, each photograph bringing back a wonderful memory. This moment represents one of the highlights of my stay at The Farm at Cape Kidnappers.

We flew from Kerikeri to Napier (with a connection in Auckland) and drove through the art deco town of Napier on our way to Elephant Hill. One of New Zealand's outstanding wineries, we enjoyed a wine tasting followed by an excellent light luncheon. I most remember the oysters! After lunch, we headed up the hill to Cape Kidnappers, the second of three Robertson Lodges that hosted us. We arrived in the afternoon and, after dropping our luggage off in our suites, we met at the main lodge for a site inspection, a tour of the farm, and a 4x4 ride out to the late afternoon setting pictured above.

The red glow of the setting sun beautifully illuminated the white walls of the Shark Tooth Cliffs, and we also observed the Gannet colony. Cape Kidnappers offers luxury accommodations in the Hawke's Bay region with great wine, superb food, and championship golf. If I could only have stayed for more than one night!

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