About us

Karikari Lodge has three bedrooms and can sleep up to six people. The self-contained Pohutukawa Cabin can sleep two people and has its own kitchen, dining area and bathroom. They are on a private fenced section and are fully wheelchair accessible.

All bedding and linen is supplied and there is a washing machine. There is a full kitchen and living/dining room in the main lodge with television and DVD player, covered barbeque area (with BBQ) and upper deck and a fish-filleting table.

Lodge facilities include a fully wheelchair accessible toilet and shower. The lodge is fully furnished and self-contained. The master bedroom has a queen-size bed, the family bedroom has a queen-size bed and can accommodate a very comfortable fold down bed when needed. The single bedroom has a king single bed.

The Pohutukawa Cabin is a fully-furnished self-contained, open plan cabin with a walk around bathroom and toilet, queen-size bed, kitchenette, micro stove, microwave, TV,DVD, dining room table, awesome decking, undercover BBQ with gas supplied.

While staying at Karikari Lodge and the Pohutukawa Cabin, you will have free use of kayaks, boogie boards, surf boards and stand-up paddle boards (SUPs). However, you will need to bring your own beach towels.

The free SUPs and kayaks are not available on the morning of guests' check out. If guests staying at Karikari Lodge need us to take SUPs and kayaks to the beach, this is done between 10.00am and 2.00pm.

Free WiFi available.

The house and cabin are totally non-smoking and we regret that we are unable to accommodate pets.


Please note: All bookers need to show proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid 19.

Main Lodge

For up to six persons: NZ$ 200.00 per night.

Backpacker rates : NZ$ 50.00 per night for the single bedroom with king bed and NZ$ 85.00 per double room with a queen bed per night (single or double occupancy). Continental breakfast is provided.

For a group booking, a minimum stay of two nights is required.

Pohutukawa Cabin

$130.00 per night for one or two people. Continental breakfast is provided.

Stay 5 nights and receive a continental breakfast and you will also receive a locally-sourced breakfast pack consisting of bacon, eggs and a bottle of bubbly, cheese and crackers. Stay 2 or 3 nights and receive continental breakfast, bacon and eggs.

George - self-contained caravan

George is available for one person only. NZ$50 per night. Continental breakfast is provided.

All prices are inclusive of GST.

Please contact us for availability. In low season, rates and long stay can be the subject of negotiation.

We accept payment by Mastercard and Visa credit cards and by Visa debit cards.

Booking Terms and Conditions


After we have advised you that Karikari Lodge is available, a deposit of one third of the total cost (or full payment) is required. The deposit may be paid by NZ dollar cheque or by transfer to our bank account. We are unable to accept credit card payments.


As a small property, cancellations do heavily impact on us and if we are not able to replace cancelled bookings, any deposit will be forfeited. Any refund of deposit will be in New Zealand dollars.

Balance of payment

The balance of payment may be paid on arrival by cash or NZ dollar cheque.

The owners of Karikari Lodge accept no responsibility for loss or damage to personal property while on the Karikari Lodge property.

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