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Carrington Resort
Maitai Bay Road
Karikari Peninsula
RD3 Kaitaia
New Zealand

Hotel Overview

Carrington Resort is a lodge, golf club, vineyard and 3000 acre Black Angus fattening unit located on the Karikari Peninsula, in Northland on the North Island of New Zealand. Carrington Resort's facilities include an ocean side, tournament-quality 18-hole golf course, designed by Matt Dye, an Olympic skeet and trap (clay targets) shooting range, tennis courts, a heated swimming pool and hot tub looking out over the Pacific Ocean, 4km of secluded white sand beach and the hillside vineyards of Karikari Estate Vineyard and Winery. Carrington Resort also offers fine dining and lounge facilities, a library, billiard room, a guest lodge and pro shop. The sweeping ocean vistas provide a spectacular backdrop to the Estate's activities.

Carrington Resort is set in the middle of the Carrington Farms Estate, a 3000-acre ecologically planned property of secluded virgin beaches and restored natural wetlands. Carrington Resort is located in the warmest area of New Zealand, closest to the equator. The weather patterns are very moderate, much akin to the southern coastal areas of California from Santa Barbara to San Diego. Extreme temperature variations are non-existent, despite the fact that the peninsula is semi-tropical. The average midday winter temperature is 18° C (64° F), and the average midday summer temperature is 24° C (75° F). The seasons are opposite of those in the Northern Hemisphere.

Carrington Resort provides both lodge and villa accommodation. Lodge accommodation include ten spacious, air conditioned bedrooms with private bathrooms, each containing a California King sized bed and satellite TV. Each Lodge room opens onto a wide verandah with views to the ocean, golf course or native bush and vineyard. The lodge connects by veranda walkways to the clubhouse, library, dining room and members' lounge.

The Course
The tournament standard 18 hole Carrington Resort Golf Course was inaugurated on December 15, 2003 and designed by American golf course designer Matt Dye.

The unique feature of the Carrington Resort Golf Course is that, although it has an oceanside location, it looks and plays like an "inland golf" course, complete with rolling hills, vales, and natural water hazards. It is not a typical "tabletop" oceanside golf course, which is sighted on a flat plateau with man-made obstacles, produced from artificial contouring of the land. Instead, Carrington Resort stresses the natural contours of its location on the gently sloping lower levels of a hill side site adjacent to the Pacific Ocean.

The resultant effect is the challenging play of a rolling inland golf course but with the beautiful ocean vistas of its seaside location. We believe that this is a combination unique to Carrington Resort and unmatched at any other top ranked tournament quality golf course in New Zealand.

The Villas offer self-contained and fully appointed accommodation - on the ground floor a central wood burning fireplace graces the living and dining area, a verandah overlooks the golf course and Pacific ocean. In addition, a fully equiped kitchen, toilette, satellite television, air conditioning and private garage are also housed on the ground floor.

The second floor has a master bedroom with ensuite bathroom and balcony, also with sweeping views of the golf course and Pacific ocean, a small studio (ideal for a child or young adult) and a second double bedroom and bathroom.

Amenities & Activities

  • Golf
  • Skeet and Trap Shooting
  • Horse Back Riding
  • Swimming
  • Scuba Diving
  • Boat Excursions
  • Walking/Hiking
  • Wine Tasting/Tours
  • Massage/Beauty Therapy
  • Bird Watching
  • Tennis

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