Discover the Stories of Karikari Lodge

Kia ora (hello)  Haere mai ( welcome), to our online Guest Book, where the personal stories of those who’ve stayed with us at Karikari Lodge come to life.

Here, you will find a collection of reflections and anecdotes shared by our guests—each one reviewed and approved by us to ensure genuine and heartfelt experiences are captured. Dive into the narratives of discovery, relaxation, and unforgettable encounters. These pages not only depict the vivid experiences possible at our lodge but also encapsulate the warmth and joy that define a stay with us.

Feel free to peruse these entries at your leisure, drawing inspiration for your own adventures or simply enjoying the tales of fellow travelers. And when you’re ready, we invite you to add your own voice to this wonderful compilation. **Experience Karikari Lodge** through the shared stories of our guests, and see how every visit is more than just a stay—it’s an opportunity to make lasting memories.

I’ve loved staying at the Karikari Lodge. The experience is genuine & it feels like it’s home away from home. I travel to the FFN for work, and I always stay with Paul & Katalina at the lodge. They are great hosts & am forever grateful. I highly recommend this beautiful place. You will not be disappointed.


Paul and katalina are the ultimate hosts and what all good hosts and managers should be measured from .a beautiful part of New Zealand with endless beaches and views .I will be back for sure and the homage cakes are the best in the South Pacific

Kenneth White

United Kingdom

I stayed at Karikari Lodge for a few days to attend my sister’s wedding at Carrington, it was a great base of operations as I travelled and caught up with family. Paul and Katalina were lovely hosts and great company, the lodge is such a relaxing and beautiful place to rest! Even had a beverage as I sat in the jacuzzi watching out over the picturesque bay in the distance, perfect!



I travel north for work a lot and always stay with Paul and Katalina

Awesome spot and super awesome hosts
And the best meals every time

Would highly recommend staying here


New Zealand

My best night during my north tour. Paul and Karolina are so kind.
Don’t try to get more than 10 on booking, it’s not possible 😉 many thanks