Lake Karapiro is a small town and man-made lake in the Waikato region of New Zealand. Lake Karapiro is regarded as one of New Zealand's best rowing venues, and is popular for jet skiing, yachting, swimming, water skiing and other water sports. Other local activities include archery, high and low ropes course and abseiling. more
The picturesque lake offers a number of opportunities for photographers and is also often used in triathlons, duathlons and long distance swimming races.
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Waitomo Caves / Hobbiton Movie Set Combo. Small group tours designed for cruise ship passengers arriving at the port of Tauranga (Mount Maunganui). Visit Waitomo Caves then Cjays take you on a scenic country drive to the Hobbiton Movie Set and Farm - Lord of the Rings set. We then take you back to your ship.
Mobile-friendly - Culford Gardens offer two double bedrooms with ensuites, plus two single rooms with shared bathroom facilities (one room specifically renovated for accessibility requirements). Relax in one of our two lounges with a good book from our library or watch your favourite TV show on the 60" TV. Smart TVs, free wifi, Netflix, Freeview and Sky. Private entrance for convenience.
Mobile-friendly - Escape the ordinary! Whether you are new or experienced with our adventure activities, we will ensure that you will have fun. We offer glow-worm kayak tours, mountain bike tours - Waikato River Trails, Te Awa Cycle/Walkway, Hauraki Rail Trail, Pureora Timber Trail, Te Miro Mountain Bike Park, Cougar Bike Park. Walk, ride or paddle the trails.
Mobile-friendly - Lakeview Lodge is nestled on a 40-hectare farm above the shores of Lake Karapiro with outstanding-views of the tranquil rural countryside. Situated in the heart of the Waikato between Cambridge and Tirau the lodge is centrally located for visiting Hobbiton, the Waitomo Caves and Rotorua. An ideal venue for family holidays, boutique tour groups, corporate retreats, and small conferences.
Mobile-friendly - Lexington Park Cottages are located in the heart of the Waikato, less than 5km from the picturesque town of Cambridge and only moments away from beautiful Lake Karapiro. They offer one-bedroom self-contained cottages, in a tranquil farm setting. The lodges are set on two acres of beautiful gardens, tennis court and equestrian facilities.
Podium Lodge is a modern, 86 bed facility offering a unique experience in a vibrant yet peaceful setting that inspires excellence. Designed to support athletes with their training or performance ambitions, we welcome anyone looking for a quiet yet vibrant and inspiring getaway. Cambridge's location provides a perfect launching pad to explore further afield - Rotorua, Hobbiton, Raglan, Taupo.
Cycle the Mighty Waikato Te Awa with the team at River Riders. While cycling alongside NZ's longest river from Ngaruawahia in the North to Lake Karapiro in the South, you'll experience culture, history, heritage, food, coffee and more.
Mobile-friendly - If an elegant and easy at-home experience is what you're in the mood for, you're going to love The Town House. Private, stylish and peaceful - with just a touch of luxury - it's Cambridge accommodation that's right in the heart of town.
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