Karikari Peninsula

Karikari Peninsula

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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.

191 Cheap Hotels Near Karikari Peninsula

Whatuwhiwhi TOP 10 Holiday Park
Whatuwhiwhi TOP 10 Holiday Park
2 out of 5
17 Whatuwhiwhi Road, Karkari Peninsula, 0483
The price is NZ$75 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Stay at this beach hotel in Karkari Peninsula. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a garden. Popular attractions Perehipe Beach and Tokerau Beach are located nearby. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (21 reviews)
"Always a oleasure to aray here"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2022

Whatuwhiwhi TOP 10 Holiday Park
Blue Views Beach Bungalow
Blue Views Beach Bungalow
Karkari Peninsula, Northland
Stay at this golf holiday home in Karkari Peninsula. Enjoy on-site parking, a garden and an in-room DVD player. Popular attractions Tokerau Beach and Karikari ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Awesome Place
"Awesome clean house, provided us with everything we needed! Was a great location for exploring around more of Northland, with a fantastic view of Karkari Peninsula"

Reviewed on 22 Apr. 2022

Blue Views Beach Bungalow
Tokerau Treasure - the best bach on the Peninsula!
Tokerau Treasure - the best bach on the Peninsula!
Karkari Peninsula, Northland
Stay at this holiday home in Karkari Peninsula. Enjoy on-site parking, barbecues and a patio. Popular attractions Tokerau Beach and Karikari Peninsula are located ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (34 reviews)
Great stay and awesome location !
"Warm and relaxed batch ! We really enjoyed our stay!"

Reviewed on 2 May 2022

Tokerau Treasure - the best bach on the Peninsula!
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.

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, 0483
The price is NZ$75 per night from 24 May to 25 May
Whatuwhiwhi TOP 10 Holiday Park
Blue Views Beach Bungalow
Blue Views Beach Bungalow
Karkari Peninsula, Northland
Blue Views Beach Bungalow
Tokerau Treasure - the best bach on the Peninsula!
Tokerau Treasure - the best bach on the Peninsula!
Karkari Peninsula, Northland
Tokerau Treasure - the best bach on the Peninsula!
Making Memories at Tokerau
Making Memories at Tokerau
Karkari Peninsula, Northland
Making Memories at Tokerau
Tokerau Beach Escape - From $165 per night
Tokerau Beach Escape - From $165 per night
Karkari Peninsula, Northland
Tokerau Beach Escape - From $165 per night
Tranquility and comfort make Sandy Souls your perfect beach house in the north.
Tranquility and comfort make Sandy Souls your perfect beach house in the north.
Karkari Peninsula, Northland
Tranquility and comfort make Sandy Souls your perfect beach house in the north.
Sandy Souls
Sandy Souls
3.5 out of 5
62B Virtue Crescent, Karikari Peninsula, Karkari Peninsula, 0483
Sandy Souls
Sandy Souls Beach House - Tokerau Beach Holiday Home
Sandy Souls Beach House - Tokerau Beach Holiday Home
Karkari Peninsula, Northland
Sandy Souls Beach House - Tokerau Beach Holiday Home
Carrington Estate
Carrington Estate
4 out of 5
109 Matai Bay Road, Karkari Peninsula, Northland, 0483
The price is NZ$270 per night from 10 Jun. to 11 Jun.
Carrington Estate
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.