Price: NZD 579 per person
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Location: Lake Karapiro, Waikato
2 nights / 3 days
Accommodation in B&B
Glowworm kayak tour
45min Camjet jet boat ride
Bike hire & shuttle services from/to the trails
See the Lake Karapiro glow worms
The Ultimate Waikato Weekender has you covered with everything that makes the Waikato region special. See glowworms on a magical evening kayaking tour on Lake Karapiro. Paddle silently on the calm Pokaiwhenua Stream along moss-covered walls that come to life with thousands of little lights.
Walks and bike rides
Walk and ride the Waikato River Trail from Jones Landing to the Arapuni Dam and onwards along the shores of the Mighty Waikato River towards Lake District Adventures. Another bike ride takes you on the Te Awa Trail from the Avantidrome in Cambridge to the Karapiro Domain.
Explore Maugatautari (Sanctuary Moutain), New Zealand’s largest predator-free mainland ‘island’ and get up close and personal with the local birdlife. Climb the 16 metres high Canopy Tower which takes you into the treetop of the forest canopy.
Jet Boating on Waikato River
To round off the Waikato Weekender, you’ll experience the exhilarating feeling of racing up Waikato River on a V8 jet boat and doing 360° spins. Your heart will race as you enter the narrow Cambridge Gorge at full speed.
If you prefer a more relaxed way of spending time on the river, you can opt for the Ecological River cruise, where the focus lies on the history of the area and bird-watching.
You will stay at Lake District Adventure’s very own B&B, a charming house with a big garden right on the shores of Lake Karapiro.
Arrive at Lake District Adventures on Lake Karapiro in the afternoon
Check-in to your accommodation
Evening: Enjoy a 3 hour fully guided Kayak Glow Worm Tour on Lake Karapiro
Morning: Walk from Jones Landing to Arapuni Dam, then ride the Waikato River Trail back to our HQ. You can even stop for coffee (if required) on the way…
Afternoon: visit Maungatautari Sanctuary Mountain.
Shuttle back to your accommodation to enjoy a quiet evening – light the barbeque & relax.
Morning: Shuttle to Cambridge & enjoy the thrill of Camjet – either the Adrenaline Tour or the Ecological Tour, it’s your choice.
Afternoon: Ride the Te Awa cycle trail from the Avantidrome in Cambridge – home of NZ’s champion cyclists – to the Karapiro Domain – home of NZ’s champion rowers. Shuttle back to Lake District Adventures for check-out