Tel: +64 7  827 9273 

2400 Maungatautari Road, RD2 Cambridge 3494

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Lakeview Lodge is centrally located on a 40 hectare farm just off State Highway One and within an easy commute

of the Waikato's most popular visitor destinations and activities.  


The lodge is situated within a five minute drive to Lake District Adventures for kayaking and glow worm experiences.  One of the regions most visited attractions, Hobbiton is only a 15 minute drive away.  You will also find cafes, restaurants, markets and boutique shops close by in Cambridge and Tirau.  Rotorua and the Waitomo Caves are within a 60 - 90 minute commute.

We highly recommend the following experiences.

Here at Lakeview Lodge  we have the unique opportunity to offer

Farm Experiences for guests on our adjoining farm -  

Lake Farm and other near neighbours to the Lodge. 


Each tour is led by Joanne Leigh, who holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science, with 1st Class Honours.  Joanne has a hands-on approach to farming and a zest for life with roles consulting both on the domestic and international stage


Our guests will be well catered for with tours adapted to suit everyone from a gentle pat with Big Red our friendly cow or a more in-depth insight into dairy and sheep farming.

Farm Tours

Just five minutes from Lakeview Lodge at the Southern end of Lake Karapiro, Lake District Adventures offers visitors the opportunity to explore unique parts of a largely undiscovered Waikato region.


Their twilight glowworm kayak tour is a firm favourite with many of our guests.

Bookings are essential, minimum numbers apply and a shuttle

service can be arranged by

Lakeview Lodge.  

Lake District Adventures

Take a private tour through the incredible cave system on the Boddie family’s 4th generation family farm.

This 3 hour eco caving adventure will take your small group through stunning native bush into magical glow worm caves and limestone formations

in their purest form. 


Your guide will make sure you have just the right amount of adventure to suit your abilities. All clothing and equipment is provided and cameras are welcome.

Find out why Glowing Adventures is Trip Advisor’s #1 activity in Waitomo.  


Bookings are essential and a shuttle service can be arranged by Lakeview Lodge. 

Glowing Adventures

For active adventurers, escape with Nature and Nosh Tours on a hiking tour with a twist. Explore the region’s best hidden gems by foot - waterfalls, rivers and springs, or take on the very mountain you gaze at from your lodge accommodation. 

Work up an appetite and spend the afternoon sampling our

locally produced fare.

Two of our recommended tours include the Sanctuary Mountain, Blueberries and Coffee tour or the Waterfall & Wine Tour.

Nature & Nosh

Experience the real Middle-earth™ at the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, just 15 minutes from Lakeview Lodge.


You will step into the lush pastures of the Shire™, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.


Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the unequivocal beauty of the land, with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. 

Fully guided tours are available and 

pre-booking your tour is essential. 


Hobbiton Movie Set

New Zealand’s Central North Island has a wide range of activities and attractions to suit all ages and tastes.


Helicorp have developed a number of very special regional scenic helicopter flights which incorporate luxury travel to these unique destinations.  

There are many fantastic options available for those who fancy taking to the air.

Bookings are essential and pick up can be arranged from Lakeview Lodge.

Scenic Helicopter Tours