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Karikari Peninsula
Holiday Travel Guide

Discover your own white-sand paradise when you explore this magical peninsula, a scenic vacation destination that offers gorgeous coastlines and wineries. 

Swim or snorkel in the pristine waters, fish for snapper and other big game or be the first to leave footprints in a perfect stretch of white sand at the Karikari Peninsula. Visit the vineyards and sample the superb local wines or enjoy a round of golf in the peninsula’s stunning interior.

The Karikari Peninsula is a finger-like stretch of land that reaches out into the Pacific Ocean, northwest of Doubtless Bay. It features two very distinct coastlines. The western coast is rugged and rocky, while the Pacific Ocean-facing coast is characterized by a series of sweeping white-sand beaches and coves. The peninsula’s warm climate and plentiful seas made it historically and culturally significant for the Maori people. Some areas are traditionally owned by Maori communities and out of bounds to visitors.

Start your visit at the small fishing village of Rangiputa. Catch your own dinner by dropping a line off the harbor wall or spend an afternoon kayaking in the calm waters. Making your way north from here, you’ll come to the glorious Karikari beach. This beach has safe swimming waters and plenty of room to lay down your towel on the sand and feel as though you’re the only person for miles.

At the end of the peninsula’s northern road, you’ll find Matai Bay. This spot is known for its excellent fishing. Chat to a local and join a boat trip for the day. If you’re looking for somewhere secluded to camp, you’ll find a designated site here. Visit the stunning cove of Whatuwhiwhi to see the forest meet the beach.

The largest of the beaches is Tokerau, a 16-kilometer (10-mile) stretch of white sand that also has great fishing and swimming spots, as well as gentle waves for surfers. Inland, don’t miss the excellent vineyard and golf course.

The Karikari peninsula is located in New Zealand’s “Winterless North,” making it a fine place to visit any time of the year.

206 Cheap Hotels Near Karikari Peninsula

Carrington Estate
Carrington Estate
4 out of 5
109 Matai Bay Road, Karkari Peninsula, Northland
The price is NZ$277 per night from 2 Jul. to 2 Jul.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Karkari Peninsula hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Karikari Peninsula, Perehipe Beach and Tokerau Beach. Matai Bay Beach ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (124 reviews)
"We loved Carrington. Nice rooms. Pool is lovely. Everything is looked after well. Friendly staff. Restaurant and Bar very clean. Food was the best I have had for a long time. Well done"

Reviewed on 27 Apr. 2021

Carrington Estate
Tokerau Treasure - the Best Bach on the Peninsula!
Tokerau Treasure - the Best Bach on the Peninsula!
70 Simon Urlich Rd, Tokerau Beach, Karkari Peninsula, Northland
Situated by the sea, this holiday home is steps away from Karikari Peninsula and Tokerau Beach. Perehipe Beach and Puheke Beach are also within 6 miles (10 ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (27 reviews)
The perfect base for a far North tour
"The house was comfortable and roomy. The children loved the hammocks and the fabulous selection of games and puzzles for all ages. The kitchen was well equipped and the tumble dryer made the laundry easy. The owner replied promptly to messages and the friendly neighbourhood housekeeper made us feel ..."

Reviewed on 30 Apr. 2021

Tokerau Treasure - the Best Bach on the Peninsula!
Making Memories at Tokerau
Making Memories at Tokerau
12 Paremata Nexus Road, Karkari Peninsula, Northland
This family-friendly Karkari Peninsula condo is located by the sea, just steps away from Karikari Peninsula and Tokerau Beach. Perehipe Beach and Puheke Beach ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Perfect for our requirements to catch up with family and explore the far north
"We all enjoyed our stay"

Reviewed on 6 Apr. 2021

Making Memories at Tokerau
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Top Karikari Peninsula Hotel & Accommodation Deals

Whatuwhiwhi TOP 10 Holiday Park
Whatuwhiwhi TOP 10 Holiday Park
2 out of 5
17 Whatuwhiwhi Road, Karkari Peninsula
The price is NZ$74 per night from 24 Jun. to 24 Jun.
Whatuwhiwhi TOP 10 Holiday Park
Carrington Estate
Carrington Estate
4 out of 5
109 Matai Bay Road, Karkari Peninsula, Northland
The price is NZ$277 per night from 2 Jul. to 2 Jul.
Carrington Estate
Tokerau Treasure - the Best Bach on the Peninsula!
Tokerau Treasure - the Best Bach on the Peninsula!
70 Simon Urlich Rd, Tokerau Beach, Karkari Peninsula, Northland
Tokerau Treasure - the Best Bach on the Peninsula!
Making Memories at Tokerau
Making Memories at Tokerau
12 Paremata Nexus Road, Karkari Peninsula, Northland
Making Memories at Tokerau
Blue Views Beach Bungalow
Blue Views Beach Bungalow
1508 Inland Rd, Karkari Peninsula, Northland
Blue Views Beach Bungalow
Bach 188 ON THE Beach
Bach 188 ON THE Beach
Karkari Peninsula, Northland
Bach 188 ON THE Beach
Tokerau Beach Retreat - Karikari Peninsula Holiday Home
Tokerau Beach Retreat - Karikari Peninsula Holiday Home
110 Virtue Crescent, Karkari Peninsula, Northland
Tokerau Beach Retreat - Karikari Peninsula Holiday Home
Sandy Souls
Sandy Souls
3.5 out of 5
62B Virtue Crescent, Karikari Peninsula, Karkari Peninsula
The price is NZ$425 per night from 24 Jun. to 24 Jun.
Sandy Souls
Tokerau Beach Escape - From $165 per Night
Tokerau Beach Escape - From $165 per Night
86 Virtue Crescent, Karkari Peninsula, Northland
Tokerau Beach Escape - From $165 per Night
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.