Peppers Carrington Resort is situated between a 4 km secluded white sandy beach and the hill side vineyards of the Karikari Estate winery. The sweeping ocean vistas provide a spectacular back drop to the Estate's activities.
Take one of our "Canadians" out on the waterways of the Estate, complimentary to all guests.
Pétanque is a form of boules where the goal is, while standing inside a starting circle with both feet on the ground, to throw hollow metal balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet or jack. Our court looks out over the Pacific Ocean.
There are certified dive instructors on the peninsula who will take you to some of the most breathtaking dive spots in the world. Introductory lessons with a pool dive can be arranged at the resort.
There are many trails on the Estate, vineyard, beaches and the peninsula. We can arrange for escorted, more challenging hikes.
Join us for an informative tour of Karikari Estate Winery and Vineyard, see the winery in action and chat with our winemaker.
The Estate's environmental restoration work to protect the sand dunes and regenerate the 900 acres of wetlands adjacent to the golf course is attracting back native land and sea birds. The New Zealand Dotteral, a threatened species, is thriving on Karikari Beach. The wetlands and beaches offer wonderful opportunities for observing birds in the wild.
The waters of the Far North offer some of New Zealand's best game, deep sea and land based fishing. Most of the world records for striped marlin of varying classes have been established off the tip of the Karikari Peninsula. The resort can arrange deep sea fishing expeditions with experienced local captains. Surf casting from the beach is also popular. Our chefs are happy to cook any catch of the day.