Peppers has expanded its network of luxury
retreats and resorts in New Zealand with The Carrington Resort – a
golf resort offering lodge and villa accommodation; vineyard and
cellar door; and extensive conference and event facilities located
on the Karikari Peninsula in the picturesque Northland region,
four hours north of Auckland.
To be known as Peppers Carrington Resort, it
will be the third addition to the network in 2012 with Peppers
Parehua Martinborough and Peppers Awaroa Lodge joining the
portfolio earlier this year, bringing the total to seven across
New Zealand’s North and South Islands.
“It is an
exciting time for Peppers in New Zealand – our portfolio is
continuing to expand with superb quality product and a resort like
The Carrington is a welcome addition to carry the Peppers name,”
said CEO Bob East from Mantra Group which operates the Peppers
Chairman of Carrington Resort Ltd, Paul
Kelly said the alignment with Peppers would build on the
Carrington’s already established reputation as a premier golfing
resort. “Aligning ourselves with a quality brand
like Peppers and the extensive distribution network behind it will
lift the Carrington’s profile that much further in both the New
Zealand and Australian market and I look forward to this next
phase in our development,” said Mr Kelly.
Resort is set in the middle of the Carrington Farms Estate, a
3000-acre ecologically planned property of private virgin beaches,
restored natural wetlands, a Black Angus stud farm, and Karikari
Estate - the northernmost winery in New Zealand. The property is
Qualmark 4.5-star rated and has achieved the Qualmark
Environmental Gold status.
The jewel in Peppers Carrington
Resort’s crown is its 6,417 metre, par 72, 18-hole championship
golf course, located between sweeping ocean views to the north and
east, and hill side vineyards of Karikari Estate to the south.
Designed by renowned US golf course designer, Matt Dye, the course
has one of the longest par 5s in New Zealand of 569 metres, to one of the shortest par 3s at 113 metres
Carrington Resort offers 10 lodge rooms and 14 three
bedroom villas. Each lodge room opens onto a wide verandah with views to the ocean, golf course or native bush and vineyard, while
the two-storey villas offer a central wood burning fireplace,
verandahs overlooking the golf course and Pacific Ocean plus a
fully equipped kitchen.
Guests can choose from a
fine dining restaurant at Carrington Restaurant & Bar, or a cafe
located at the adjacent Karikari Estate Winery. A library; two
tennis courts; heated infinity pool and gym; canoes; plus 4km of
private white sand beach are also on offer for guests to enjoy.
There are also three helipads within the resort complex.
activities – as well as a fully equipped Olympic standard skeet
shooting range – offer excellent team building options for
conference groups. Purpose built conference facilities seat up to
100 people theatre style or 90 people banquet style with adjacent
breakout areas. A variety of off-site activity options such as
kayaking, fishing charters and 4WD tours are also available.
The adjacent award winning Karikari Estate Winery
offers views across the acreage out to the Pacific Ocean
and provides another option for both leisure guests and conference
delegates to explore. The regions unique climate, location and
weather conditions combine to create an environment to produce
high quality wines with Chardonnay, Pinotage and Syrah amongst the favoured varieties. Both the Carrington Resort and Karikari Estate
Winery are also popular locations for weddings, including wedding
banquets in the Barrell Hall at the Winery.
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