The beaches on the Karikari Peninsula in New Zealand are long, sandy and secluded. Tokerau Beach is the longest, stretching for 11 miles around the peninsula, while the Matai Bay is best known for its two sheltered bays. Popular vacation activities include bird watching, scuba diving and fishing.
Carrington has its own secluded white-sand beach with huge sand dunes, a golf course, a winery and a shooting range with clay targets.
The hotel is surrounded by a 545 acre wetland area that extends onto the neighboring Department of Conservation property. The wetland is home to numerous plants and animals, including rare species of birds.
The climate on the Karikari Peninsula is semi-tropical with winter temperatures in the 50s and 60s, and summer temperatures in the 70s. The best time to go for beaches is from November through March.