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Welcome

Lake Karapiro Lodge is a purpose-built Luxury Bed and Breakfast, providing a high level of comfort and hospitality that will appeal to discerning travellers or to those seeking asophisticated haven away from the city.

Located in the centre of the North Island, Lake Karapiro and the bountiful Waikato has something for everyone including some of the best cycle and walking trails, trout fishing, golf and a host of attractions such as Hobbiton, Rotorua, Taupo and Waitomo Caves.

Our four spacious deluxe rooms offer twin or king-size beds, ensuite bathrooms with power showers, air-conditioning, elegant décor and private outdoor living.All capture stunning views of Lake Karapiro and Mt Maungatautari.

Our two upper-level prestige rooms, each 80m2 in size, are equipped withsuper-king beds, luxury bathrooms and huge picture windows that embrace both lake and rural views. Each has a balcony overlooking both the lake and the mountain.

We are proud or our lovely home and warmly welcome you, our guests.

The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room with its grand Victorian fireplace and opulent plastered ceiling is the heart of the house.

All Suites connect to the Drawing Room which provides a restful, warm place to be. Savour a wine in front of an open fire, read a book or listen to your choice of music.

Complimentary tea and coffee is available at all times. We have a range of local beers and wines to purchase.

The Gardens

Stroll though, relax and enjoy the gardens which incorporate elements of
New Zealand's natural heritage and cultural landscape.

Endangered and uncommon native species are planted in combination
with exotic flowering perennials in an integrated 'native' garden.

Pool & Spa

The pool area is secluded from the main house for greater privacy.

  • Out-door salt-water swimming pool
  • Pool is heated throughout the Summer months
  • Spa-pool/hot tub
  • History

    In 1999 Ed & Ann discovered the land by accident in a local chronicle.
    The magnificence of the view and the level building site were an immediate attraction and thus the concept was born.

    To do justice to the site, bearing mind this was rich dairy country not unlike parts of Britain,
    a draft plan was sketched up based on a traditional English country style home integrating many local features.

    The entire project was designed by Ed & Ann, drawing on their 35 years of experience in hospitality,
    love of traditional architecture and with the help of their adult children.
    All of the building construction work was done by Ed with the help of local carpenters.

    The Lodge was officially opened in January 2004 with a blessing ceremony.

    Guests’ Comments

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    “Thank-you for a lovely lunch at your wonderful lodge, and that lovely view has to be seen to be believed. We all came away saying what a wonderful place you have.”

    Busy Bee Garden Group