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Karikari Lodge

1523 Inland Road Karikari Peninsula
RD3 Kaitaia 0483 New Zealand

Paul and Katalina Merrick

Phone: +64 (0)9 406 7378
Paul (cell): 021 2303826
Katalina (cell): 021 2373353

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Where we are


How to get here

By air:

There are two daily return flights from Auckland to Kaitaia Airport (about a half hour drive away) operated by Barrier Air and four daily return flights to Kerikeri Airport (about 90 minutes drive) operated by Air New Zealand Link. Rental cars are available at both airports.

By road:

Travelling here by car by the direct route using State Highway 1 and State Highway 10, the journey time from Auckland airport is about five hours without stops. Travelling the Twin Coast Discovery Highway - a world-class touring route leaving from, and returning to, Auckland - requires at least two days in each direction to visit the many interesting and beautiful attractions along the way.

Follow State Highway 1 north from Whangarei and turn right on to State Highway 10 at Pakaraka junction and follow the signs to Doubtless Bay. An hour's drive will get you through Mangonui and Coopers Beach and you will reach the turn right for the Karikari Peninsula (Inland Road). Coming from Kaitaia and Awanui on State Highway 10, pass through Kaingaroa and the turn to the Karikari Peninsula is on the left. Follow the road for 12 kms. and keep right at the lake.

Matai Bay

Stay on Inland Road for another 4.5 kms. into Whatuwhiwhi / Tokerau Beach and we are on the left a few hundred metres after the 50 kph sign.