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Lakeview Lodge Karapiro is spoilt by its central location to many adventure spots and so much to do.

Cambridge

(15-minute drive)

Cambridge is a town in the Waipa District of the Waikato Region of the North Island of New Zealand. Situated 24 kilometres southeast of Hamilton, on the banks of the Waikato River, Cambridge is known as "The Town of Trees & Champions". Cambridge has two beautiful waterways on its doorstep, the mighty Waikato River and Lake Karapiro. Cambridge is also known for its outstanding equestrian programmes and is the Equine Capital of New Zealand. Close to Cambridge and only a 15-minute drive near the airport is the acclaimed Mystery Creek Events Centre.

 

Cambridge

 

 

Hamilton

(30-minute drive)

Hamilton is a city in the Waikato region of New Zealand’s North Island. Hamilton Gardens, a sprawling public park, features elaborate themed gardens ranging from Italian Renaissance to Japanese and traditional Maori styles. The Waikato Museum displays Maori art and artefacts. Next door, ArtsPost gallery focuses on local art. In the busy city centre, Victoria Street is lined with restaurants, cafes and bars. From sporting events to the arts and theatre. A city that has it all.

 

Hamilton

 

 

Matamata

(15-minute drive)

Matamata is a town in the shadow of the Kaimai Range Mountains, on New Zealand’s North Island. Southwest of town, the Hobbiton Movie Set was created for Peter Jackson’s “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” films. To the northeast, a trail leads to Wairere Falls, with views over the Waikato Plains. The Firth Tower Museum has heritage buildings, including a school and a jail, that chronicle the region’s settler history.  In addition to walking tracks, golf courses and a wide selection of cafes.

 

Matamata

 

 

Waitomo

(1-hour drive)

Waitomo is a village on the North Island of New Zealand. It’s known for its extensive underground cave systems. Thousands of glow-worms light up the Glowworm Caves. The vast Ruakuri Cave features waterfalls and limestone formations. West, Mangapohue Natural Bridge is a high limestone arch over Mangapohue Stream. Northeast of the village, Otorohanga Kiwi House shelters several species of the rare native kiwi bird.  There is an activity that would suit all levels of experience.

 

 

Waitomo

 

 

Mt Maunganui

(55-minute drive)

Mt Maunganui is a major residential, commercial and industrial suburb of Tauranga, located on a peninsula to the north-east of Tauranga's city centre. It was an independent town from Tauranga until the completion of the Tauranga Harbour Bridge in 1988, which connects Mount Maunganui to Tauranga's central business district. Mount Maunganui is also the name of the large lava dome which was formed by the upwelling of rhyolite lava about two to three million years ago.  It is colloquially known as New Zealand simply as The Mount.

 

Mt Maunganui

Rotorua

(55-minute drive)

Rotorua, a town set on its namesake lake on New Zealand's North Island, is renowned for its geothermal activity and Maori culture. In Te Puia’s Whakarewarewa Valley, there are bubbling mud pools and the 30m-tall Pohutu Geyser, which erupts many times daily. It’s also home to a living Maori village and the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, with traditional wood carving and weaving schools. Rotorua a numerous attractions and adventure activities on its doorstep

 

Rotorua