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New Zealand Hunting Lodge | Experience New Zealand

We are very proud to sport a brand new, purpose built hunting lodge

The lodge features a welcoming and comfortable communal lounge, where you can relax with a drink, watch television or enjoy some banter with fellow hunters around the open fire. There is a separate quiet area for reading a book or catching up on the emails from home (with wireless internet provided). The large working kitchen offers the opportunity for clients to sit informally around the “huge bench” for casual meals or a “coffee”.

Our guest rooms are well appointed, featuring king or queen sized beds with modern en suite bathrooms and air conditioning. They are so restful that ‘non-hunters’ will be tempted to lie in every morning! Our hunting lodge also provides some additional relaxation options with a large hot tub and sunny outdoor decks.

Wilderness Hut

Check out the isolated wilderness hut!

Guests appreciate our warm, friendly, relaxed ambience and service. Our evening dinner, served in the formal dinning room, include delightful, traditional New Zealand food with venison frequently featuring on the menu. All evening meals are complemented by our quality regional wines.

Kaweka Hunting Lodge offers hunters a fabulous place to relax and rest after the rigors and excitement of a days hunting. It offers both hunter and non hunters a super place to unwind and experience the best that nature has to offer.


Retreat to your own guest room, so relaxing and comfortable, you will be refreshed for the next days activities. Each room is air conditioned with modern ensuites.


Join us in the lounge for a local wine or a drink. Our spacious lounge is an excellent spot to relax and discuss the day’s activities in front of our warm fire.


Enjoy New Zealand fare… for example roast of lamb with mint sauce and roasted vegetables, casserole of venison, pavlova with kiwifruit just to name a few, along with some delicious local wines in our formal dining room. If you have a special request regarding meals please feel free to inquire when you make your booking.


The kitchen is a very “Kiwi” place in the house to congregate and accordingly we have provided a huge countertop for our guests to sit around and enjoy a good hearty breakfast or to stop for a cuppa and check out what’s being prepared for dinner!

Hot Tub

A great spot to rest and unwind after a days hunting or adventure activities. Many a good yarn is heard over the sound of popping bubbles.

For the Girls…

Whoever said ‘huntin’ camp ain’t much fun for the ladies’ has never experienced Kaweka Ranch! For the ladies who don’t want to spend time in the field, there’s plenty on offer with our personable tour guide available to whisk you away for daily escapes around our superb local wine country region.

Time out to enjoy great wine and food in Ahuriri West Quay

We can tailor day tours and arrange just about anything….here are some of our most popular packages priced from US$250.

Relax, breathe….escape and indulge! Spend a luxurious morning being pampered at an award winning beauty spa before being whisked off by your personable guide for a long, lazy lunch at a sensational local winery! Refresh yourself with a leisurely walk along the golden sands of Ocean Beach beaches then head back to town for a coffee and browse a few shops or indulge some more with a relaxing ‘hair’ ritual for the perfect finish to your ultimate day of pampering!

Kaweka Hunting Lodge

Wine Tasting

Sample wine at a selection of Hawkes Bay’s most celebrated wineries and dine alfresco in the glorious ‘Bay’ sunshine!

Beauty Spa

Spend a luxurious morning being pampered at an award winning beauty spa. Then refresh with a visit to local winery or golden sand beach.

Farmers Market

Local produce available fresh from the farmer all in one place at the Hawke’s Bay Farmers market. Tempt yourself to a gourmet treat.

Art Deco

Enjoy a walking tour of Napier City and appreciate the Art Deco architecture or explore a heritage trail and Spanish Mission influence in Hastings

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Gourmet Food and Art

Tantalize your taste buds with a journey along our regional food and wine trail! Visit local food producers, tour a winery, olivery, delicatessen, cheese factory your chocoholic guide will make sure you don’t forget the chocolate factory! On selected dates with prior arrangement, guests can even attend gourmet culinary school and peruse the weekly farmers market to meet the local artisan community it’s hard to find a more authentic ‘kiwi’ experience!

The stunning Hawke’s Bay region is a magnet to the talented and gives inspiration to local artists for sculpture, painting, weaving, drawing, crafts and gardening. Visit antique stores, galleries, workshops and home studios on the Art Trail to find a brilliantly original souvenir to take home. Enjoy a walking tour of Napier City and appreciate the Art Deco architecture or explore a heritage trail and Spanish Mission influence in Hastings. Lose yourself in the serenity of award winning gardens and parks embrace the calm at your leisure!

Explore this fantastic region of contrasts on your terms, tell us what you want to do! Whatever adventure of experience you are hankering for we’ll wrap it all into a fabulous day to experience the best of The Bay! Sample pieces of all our packages, mix them up with a trip to the gannet colony and marine reserve, soak up a cultural Maori experience or head up to towering Te Mata peak for spectacular views of the region – there are spaces and places to suit everyone!


Learn to fish under the expert tuition of a female fishing guide and hook the one that wants to get away! Smile with the Feel the breeze on your face as you enjoy a horse ride along Waimarama Beach or tee off at any of the regions fantastic golf courses including the spectacular Cape Kidnappers course rated in the top 20 in the world! Hike the Kaweka Ranges conservation park, take our pushbikes for a ride up to the mystical forest with a picnic lunch or kayak the Clive river there are adventures galore!

Hawke’s Bay offers a life less ordinary…whether you love the culture, the landscape or just eating and drinking the very best on offer it’s a place where you can breathe deeper, relax for longer and enjoy all the best things in life in one complete package. It’s no wonder so many of our guests choose to stay longer here in Wine Country!

We are proud to work closely with Safari Circle – a premier personalised tour service available exclusively to our guests wishing to explore the best of the local region and ‘off the beaten track’ places around New Zealand! We’ll plan a tour to suit you with as many extras as you like, such as an early morning hot air balloon ride over the vineyards or a scenic flight over the mountains…just tell us how we can help you plan your ultimate New Zealand experience…. you won’t look back!

Post Hunt Touring

from US$450 per day.
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