The Karikari Peninsula is located approximately 30 kilometers northwest of Kaitaia. Whatuwhiwhi is the largest town on the peninsula and attracts the most tourists in the area. Here you will find the most options for accommodations, lodging, vacation rentals and condo rentals. Nearby is Tokerau Beach which connects to a 17km sandy beach that runs along Doubtless Bay
Other than Tokerau Beach, you will find six beautiful beaches as well as several beautiful coves and bays
. All easily accessible from your accommodation, vacation rental or condo rental. You can also visit Cable Bay
and be amazed by its pink sand beach. The activities that you will enjoy include swimming, paddling, scuba diving
and fishing in the blue waters that surround the peninsula. There is also world class golfing
and an award winning vineyard
at the Carrington Golf Course and Carrington Winery.
The waterfront towns on the Karikari Peninsula have restaurants serving fresh fish and chips from that days catch. You can find all the main amenities in Whatuwhiwhi including a service station, general store and café. A short drive to Mangonui
will give you more options such as shops for crafts, gifts and general merchandise. A bit further away, Kaitaia will offer anything the Karikari Peninsula is missing. You will take comfort in having many amenities near your accommodation or vacation rental.
There is no bad time to book your accommodations or vacation rentals but February is the best month to visit. It has the highest temperatures and the least chance of rain. You can expect temperatures during the month to average about 20°C and the month with receive 80 mm of rain on average. The temperature will remain mild for most of the year, the coldest month is August when temperatures average 12°C.