Activities at the Cliff House


Petanque – Idle away a pleasant evening with friends and a glass of wine on possibly New Zealand’s most picturesque petanque court!

Walking – Over 2km of grassy pathways have been incorporated into the native plantings. Just pick a direction from the house and wind your way around the valley, past the vineyard, pond and wetland across the dam to complete a circuit of most of the 25 acres.

Fishing and rockpool exploration – Take a walk down the private stepway to a secluded cove for a spot of fishing or exploring. The stepway (275 steps) follows a natural break in the cliff-face at the northern point of the property and meanders down to the water’s edge where a plethora of rocky outcrops and rockpools lie waiting to be discovered. The climb back up is a good workout, especially if you have caught a good size snapper or kingfish!

Lawn games – A selection of outdoor games are provided including badminton, swingball and lawn darts.

Indoor Games – If an indoor day is needed there are puzzles, card games and monopoly for the children and scrabble and backgammon for the adults.