Wellington’s New Clifftop Retreat

Just 25 minutes from New Zealand’s capital, yet completely isolated, Pipinui Point is perched on a clifftop 250m above the Tasman Sea and surrounded by 1600 acres of coastal farmland. The property offers spectacular views and a unique range of extreme activities.

The private, two-bedroom retreat offers floor-to-ceiling windows, a wood burner and a clifftop outdoor bath. From the private deck, guests can enjoy uninterrupted views of the rugged coastline from Kaikōura to Mount Taranaki.

Owned and operated by the fourth generation of the Eastwick family to grace the land. The retreat offers complete privacy and comfort. Designed to showcase the essence of pure New Zealand, founder Tom Eastwick is looking forward to sharing the land his family has called home for nearly 100 years.

A builder by trade, Eastwick knew he was destined to stay on the farm. Like his father, he wanted to share this gem of a place with the world. He came up with the concept of Pipinui Point when he returned from living in the UK. Since then he has developed it from the ground up, into the incredible place it is today.

“Words cannot describe the tranquillity and jaw-dropping beauty of Pipinui Point - I cannot wait for guests to experience everything this special place has to offer,” commented Eatwick.

Guests can opt for a gourmet dining experience that showcases local and foraged ingredients created by Head Chef Warren Maddox. Dishes on the Pipinui Point menu include Warren’s 48-hour Wakanui beef short rib with hazelnut crumb, port jus and carrot textures.

The team are focussed on protecting the surrounding land for generations to come, with measures such as low-impact building practices and a commitment to regenerating 120 hectares of native bush surrounding the property.

A variety of onsite activities are available, including a private Jaguar racetrack experience, Landrover Extreme 4WD, clay bird shooting, coastal safari farm tours and more.