The Destination: Northland
Carrington connects you with cape, caves, coast, culture and New Zealand charm.
Northland boasts some of the most authentic, spectacular New Zealand adventures and experiences, a thousand journeys start at Carrington.
Connect with cape where two oceans collide at Cape Reinga, taking a coach ride to the top of New Zealand via 90-mile beach. Have a desert adventure, testing your balance, sand boarding down Te Paki dunes.
Connect with caves entering Riko Riko, the world’s largest sea cave. Experience underwater wonderlands, subtropical diving through one of the many wreck dives around Northland.
Connect with the coast in the ‘winterless North’, known for its subtropical climate. Take a boat trip through the ‘Hole in the Rock’ in the Bay of Islands, or swim with the dolphins. Karikari Peninsula is beach perfection with expanses of white sandy beaches; swim, fish and dive in great scenic locations like Doubtless Bay, Coopers Beach, Cable Bay, Taipa Tokerau Beach and Maitai Bay. Explore the quaint fishing village of Mangonui – famous for its fish and chips.
Connect with a culture like never before. Northland is particularly rich in Maori tradition, having welcomed canoes of the first explorer Kupe over 800 years ago. Take a visit to Waitangi Treaty Grounds, or a forest walk with local Maori guides, then try your hand at paddling a 40ft Maori war canoe. Visit Tane Mahuta; stand in awe at the base of the world’s largest Kauri Tree, as you step into Puketi Forest’s nocturnal world, then head to Mission House and Stone Store or the award-winning Kauri Museum. You may even be lucky enough to experience a kiwi or tuatara at Kiwi North.
We are blessed with a raft of things to do around Carrington. Whether you seek adventure, nature or culture it's all here and waiting for you. The team at Carrington can organise activities for you during your stay - just ask!