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Outdoor Adventures in the Waikato, New Zealand

The Waikato is a tourist's playground with a huge range of adventures available, from river trails to eco-tours.  Jet-skiiing, kayaking, hunting, golf or trout fishing... it's on our doorstep.


River Trail

The trails on the Waikato River are second to none.  Click here for information on the Waikato River Cycling Trails and the Karapiro section.

Gliding & Skydiving

Skydiving and gliding adventures are just 20kms from the Lodge. 

Bookings essential.   Free transfers. 


Lake Karapiro Lodge is the perfect place to stay for an abundant golfing getaway... there are 35 golf courses in the Waikato region alone!   

Click here for a complete list of Waikato Golf Clubs  

Horse Riding

Like to go horse-riding while you're in the region?  

The Waikato is synonymous with horses.  We can recommend Phillips Equine which is located less than 30mins north of the Lodge just outside of Hamilton or alternatively - Briars Forest and Riverside Ride Horse Trek who offer access to many acres all boasting amazing scenic views.  The Lodge will be happy to arrange a booking for you upon request.

Trout Fishing

Lake Rotorua makes for a great day's trout fishing.  For more details contact Gordon Randle on phone 027 493 8733 or visit Gordon's website.

Snow Skiing

Enjoy a great night's sleep, have an early breakfast and head off to the snow!  

Mt Ruapehu is less than 3hrs drive from the Lodge.  Transport can be arranged on request.  


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Lake Karapiro Lodge


Ed & Ann Rompelberg
T: +64 7 823 7414


1829F State Highway 1
Tirau 3484
New Zealand

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