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It was Captain James Cook who dreamed up the name Cape Kidnappers for the dramatic cliffs off the eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island in 1769. More than two centuries later in 2004, it was owner Julian Robertson and architect Tom Doak who made this natural wonder one of the world's most sought-after golf courses.
Fabulous food, paired with New Zealand's most popular wines, creates wonderful dining experiences throughout the country, especially after a rousing round of golf. Golf writer Jason Deegan recently spent five days each on the North and South islands, tasting his way through multiple golf destinations without a single bad meal.
The Farm at Cape Kidnappers leaves a lasting impression simply by passing through the front gate. It's an isolated nine-kilometer drive to reach The Farm, a luxury lodge built in 2007 atop the summit of the 6,000-acre working farm. This five-star resort destination is not like most farms, though. It's all play -- and no work -- for guests.
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