Hawke's Bay, New Zealand

Craggy Range

Family-owned winery

Boutique accommodation in the vines

A family-owned winery situated in the shadow of the stunning Te Mata Peak in Hawke’s Bay, Craggy Range offers you boutique accommodation among the vines. There are three luxurious two-bedroom lodges overlooking the Tukituki River, which are perfect for smaller groups of couples. A selection of spacious Garden Cottages boast private terraces, well-appointed kitchens and cosy living areas with sweeping views of Te Mata Peak. If you prefer a spot among the wines, the the Vineyard Cottages are the perfect option.

When it comes to dining, take a table at Craggy Range Restaurant, recipient of several prestigious awards and accolades. It’s a comfortable and intimate space where you can indulge in Head Chef Casey McDonald’s signature dishes created using seasonal Hawke’s Bay produce. And don’t forget to select something delicious from the list of Craggy Range wines to accompany your meal.

Highlights

Three luxurious lodges and six spacious cottages with beautiful views

Award-winning restaurant featuring seasonal Hawke's Bay produce and wines

Surrounded by lush vineyards and an area worth exploring

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Places to combine Craggy Range with

Kaikoura

Hapuku Lodge & Tree Houses
The work of a family of architects and builders, Hapuku Lodge is an extraordinary ecolodge perfectly placed between the white peaks of the Kaikoura Mountain Range and waves of Mangamaunu Bay. With an environmentally-friendly focus, this lodge was carefully constructed from salvaged timber and seeks to be sustainable in every area. There are four ultra-spacious rooms in the main lodge with wonderful mountain views, Japanese soaking tubs with room for two and immense custom beds – said to be the best on the island. The two suites also have their own fireplaces and a living area. However, the real stars of the show are the luxurious treehouses, standing 10m (30 feet) above the ground in the canopy of a native Manuka grove, each with a wood-burning fireplace, spa bath, open rain showers and large glass windows with a birds-eye view to the coast. There are two storey options for families, and the standalone Olive House Suite has room for two adults and up to three children. Dining at Hapuku means an organic and locally-sourced menu, with produce collected from the hotel’s own herb and vegetable gardens, free-range chicken populations and meat from nearby hunters and fishermen. Constantly changing and evolving offerings may include venison, wild blackberries, a variety of cheese, crayfish and even homemade plum ice cream. A comprehensive wine list makes sure to incorporate vintages from all over New Zealand, the ideal accompaniment to a wonderful meal. There are adventures to be had in every corner of Kaikoura’s coast, dubbed the ‘Maritime Serengeti’ by the local National Geographic. Head out on the waves in a sea kayak, swim with dolphins and seals or go whale watching to spot the gentle grey giants in the ocean blue. Mountain bikes can be borrowed from the lodge to traverse the surrounding trails while there are also Maori cultural tours, horse riding and the acclaimed surfing of Mangamaunu Bay a short walk away.