Local Attractions

Cambridge

Cambridge is known as the "Town of Trees and Champions". Whether you like to wander around a quaint, country town with fabulous cafes and restaurants, or mix with some of the countries finest athletes.

From 2014 Cambridge is the National Home of Cycling for all four disciplines of the sport - indoor, road, BMX and mountain biking, based at the fantastic Avanti Velodrome.

The Avantidrome offers everyone the chance to experience cycling on an indoor velodrome - just $15 for 1 hour with an expert trainer !

Cambridge has a wide range of cafes, bars and restaurants, as well as unique mix of boutique style shops. For more information visit www.cambridge.co.nz.

Lake Karapiro

Lake Karapiro is a stunningly beautiful lake, a working dam and the home to New Zealand's elite rowers (www.rowingnz.com). Lake Karapiro offers many watersport options - from canoeing and rowing to waterskiing. Also on the lake edge is beach volleyball, parks, ropes courses, venue and function hire and much more. See www.lakekarapiro.co.nz for more information.

Hamilton

Only a short drive away is the thriving city of Hamilton. Known as an event town there is a wide range of attractions and entertainment available. To see what's going on in Hamilton vist www.whatsonhamilton.co.nz

Gardens and Parks

The Waikato region is a lush and green landscape with many fabulous walks, hikes and parks to visit and explore. Find out some more about the various options to visit from the cambridge.co.nz website.

Hobbiton

Hobbiton is the movie set from the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and is located only 15 minutes drive from Kauri Lodge. For more information see www.hobbitontours.com

Waitomo Caves

Waitomo Caves is an outstanding, internationally aclaimed tourist destination. Less than an hour from your accommodation you can explore vast cave systems, and be amazed by the number of glow worms. Visit www.waitomo.com for more information.

Rotorua

Rotorua is one of the main tourist destinations of the North Island. With an array of geothermal activity and many cultural and tourist attractions it is a must see visit, and only a one hour drive away from Kauri Lodge. Visit www.rotoruanz.com for more.

Beaches

Whether you like the rugged black sand beaches of the west coast or the golden sands of the east coast, you wont have to drive for more than an hour in each direction to see them. Just another reason why Kauri Lodge is the perfect location for your stay.

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THE VIEW FROM THE LODGE