Spring marks a wonderful time of year to visit Northland. With longer, warmer days and a proliferation of new life colouring, and shaping, the landscape it's the perfect opportunity to explore the region afresh.
Northland is truly home to some of New Zealand's most iconic places and best-kept secrets. From Cape Reinga to cultural history, there's so much in Northland to explore from Carrington, the start of 1,000 journeys.
Here is a snapshot of some of the highlights to explore on and from Carrington Estate in Spring.Book Now
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 Peninsular is beach perfection with expanses of white sandy beaches. Feel the sand between your toes, or take to the water to swim, fish and dive in great scenic locations like Doubtless Bay, Coopers Beach, Cable Bay, Taipa Tokerau Beach and Maitai Bay. The water still has a way to warm up before summer temperatures, but it's crystal clear at this time of year and right on our doorstep.
Enjoy the warm, welcoming atmosphere of our elegant restaurant and savour delicious locally sourced cuisine that indulges the senses and nourishes the soul. Relish a memorable fine dining experience surrounded by the ambience of natural timber and rough stone and enjoy our tempting dishes that showcase exquisite regional, seasonal ingredients as you look out over stunning views of the estate grounds and ocean.
Sample the unique palate of the Estate’s vineyard and discover the rustic charm of our cellar door and barrel room. The warm earthy atmosphere and decor transport you to another time and place and inspire dreams of the Tuscan countryside. Savour a selection of distinctive fine wines, grown right on the Estate grounds and nurtured by the rich soil, summer sun, and clear autumn days to create rich full-bodied vintages designed to please the palate.
Visit Cape Reinga, New Zealand’s northernmost point, where oceans collide and spirits depart for home. Feel the call of the tumultuous surf where the Tasman Sea and Pacific Ocean collide and the Māori believe the spirits of the departed leap to start their return journey to their ancestral homelands. Be awe inspired by this sacred site, dominated by the silhouette of the iconic lighthouse, and experience this turbulent yet spiritual place, where the sea surges and spirits whisper on the wind.
Between the sweeping ocean views to the north and east, and the hillside vineyards of Karikari Estate to the south, is the Northland golf course at Carrington Estate. The fresh air of a spring morning can only be made more perfect by the emerald of fairways and greens in spring.