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Northland Food Guide

Peppers Carrington Resort, Northland - Food Heroes

World class facilities, including a 18-hole championship golf course and award-winning winery make Peppers Carrington Resort the ultimate escape. Treat your palette to a selection of gourmet foods showcasing the produce available on and around the far north resort and prepared by expert chefs.

Carrington Restaurant, Peppers Carrington Resort's onsite restaurant

Peppers Beacon

Retreat your palettes to our selection of gourmet foods. Your dining experience will be complemented with stunning panoramic views of the resort’s 18-hole golf course which sweeps alongside the powder white sands of Karikari Beach. The location combined with award-winning wines from Karikari Estate and seasonal menus, will create a memorable dining experience.Bookings essential.

Address: Peppers Carrington Resort, Maitai Bay Road, Karikari Peninsula, RD3 , Northland
Phone:  +64 9 408 7222

Karikari Estate winery and vineyard

Karikari Estate winery and vineyard

The peninsula that the resort sits on is also home to New Zealand's northernmost winery and vineyard. The unique geographic location ensures warm, dry summers and beautiful crisp autumn days. This means Karikari Estate is blessed with flavoursome wines which are a true reflection of the Far North character.

AS A PEPPERS GUEST: See the ‘state of the art’ winery in action and chat to the winemaker when you let us arrange a tour for you.

Address: Maitai Bay Road, Karikari Peninsula RD3, Kaitaia, 0483
Phone: +64 9 408 7222

Mahoe Farmhouse Cheese Factory

Wai Restaurant

Featuring on the resort’s Far North Carrington Platter, Mahoe Cheese has won more than their fair share of awards and medals in the annual national competitions. In particular, their very old ‘Edam’ won the award for best cheese in its category for four years running and then was judged Supreme Champion in the 2000 Cheese Awards. Purchase cheese direct from their factory and shop. Open Monday – Saturday 8.30am – 5.00pm or from 10.00am on Sunday.

AS A PEPPERS GUEST: We suggest youtry Belrose, an extra creamy cheese that is very smooth with a rich texture during a complimentary tasting.

Address: Mahoe Farm in the Bay of Islands on State Highway 10, South of Puketona Junction
Phone: +64 9 405 9681

Pam’s Due North Foods

Botswana Butchery

The favourable climate of Northland provides a wealth of fresh, quality produce that forms the basis of some exotic and innovative ‘Afronesian’ jams and relishes. Growing from small roots, in a home based commercial kitchen, Pam’s love for and knowledge of food and horticulture is evident in an extensive range of preserves that have been produced using iconic ‘Aunty Daisy’ style recipes and unique ingredients from native plants. Find Pam at Kaitaia Market on Saturday or Kerikeri Market on Sunday.

AS A PEPPERS GUEST: Pam would be happy to share the secrets of her craft and favourite recipes with you.

Phone: +64 9 408 2403

Windy’s Home Kill

Bunker, Queenstown

Our local meat supplier, Roger Windelbourne established his meat processing butchery in 1994. A butcher to the chefs, you will discover an impressive range of fresh meat; from Prime Beef to Game Meat or Poultry, including their Bacon and Salami, cured with their own old fashion traditional recipe, made with passion and dedication.

AS A PEPPERS GUEST: Let Roger take you on a tour of his butchery - discover the process and learn the techniqueswhen you let our team arrange this for you.

Address: Wireless Road, RD2, Kaitaia
Phone: +64 9 408 0083

Karikari Olive Oil

Karikari Olive Oil

An amalgamation of three family-owned groves, 2500 trees continue to be hand picked with the help of a handheld limbshaker, family members and some very loyal friends. The delicate fruit are then confidently handled with the care that is needed, and that the quality and ripeness is optimal for harvest. Their onsite Italian olive pressing plant ensures the fruit is immediately pressed without compromising the award-winning nutrient value and quality. Meet the team at special markets throughout the region, check their website in advance.

AS A PEPPERS GUEST: We suggest you try their Horopito and Lime infused olive oil.

Phone: +64 9 442 1446

Haines Honey


Haines Apiaries is a family owned business located in sunny Kaitaia which has been run by the family members since 1949. Supplier offers a rich and delicious range of pure New Zealand honeys including Manuka and Rewarewa. The honey is special, not just in their amazing flavour but also in the high essential rich nutrients and anti-oxidents they contain. Gathered wild by local beekeepers and guaranteed 100% natural, the honey retains all of the raw goodness and flavour unique to native New Zealand flora and fauna.

AS A PEPPERS GUEST: we suggest you taste the Multifloral Bush Honey which is a strong and unique blend of differing local floral plant and bush sources.

Address: 162 North Road, Kaitaia
Phone: +664 9 408 2200

Bells Produce

Patagonia Chocolates

Bells is Kaitaia’s local fruit and vegetable supplier, based on a flavoursome farm and blessed by the sublime climate of the Far North. The resort’s award-winning Chefs use the freshest produce to create stewed fruits and pickled vegetables showcasing the region’s true flavours.

AS A PEPPERS GUEST: You are invited to visit the farm and witness the fruits, vegetables and meats when you let our team arrange this for you.

Address: 77 North Road, Kaitaia
Phone: +64 9 408 15706


Peppers Carrington Gourmet Food Package

Stay two nights from $459* per night in a Lodge Room including a tasting plated, breakfast, and much more.

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