Description of Glamping Units
This charming bed and breakfast accommodation is located at a lodge near the Waikato River of North Island and can accommodate two guests. It consists of a bedroom, a full ensuite bathroom, and a private patio. Featuring timber-paneled doors, plaster ceilings, and silk drapes, the elegant bedroom is furnished with either a king-size bed or two twin beds (depending upon the guests' request), two armchairs with ottomans, a desk, and large windows providing stunning views of Lake Karapiro and Mount Maungatautari. French doors lead to the private patio, where guests can further savor the views from their table for two.
In the ensuite bathroom, guests will find a massage shower surrounded by Italian tiles. Linens, towels, and complimentary toiletries are provided. Other amenities include air conditioning, a smart television, a hairdryer, and a complimentary breakfast consisting of a full, cooked English breakfast, along with fruits, cereals, yogurts, jams, fresh bread, and espresso or a selection of teas.
Inside the lodge, guests will also have access to a shared drawing room featuring a Victorian fireplace, a plastered ceiling, and comfortable seating, where they can enjoy complimentary tea and coffee, with local beer and wine available for purchase as well. Outside, guests will find an outdoor saltwater swimming pool, a hot tub, and gardens containing a mixture of endangered and uncommon native plants and exotic flowering perennials. Read More
- Air conditioning
- Dining table
- King-size bed
- Linens provided
- Private bathroom
- Running water
- Towels provided
Guests will enjoy access to a range of shared facilities during their stay at the lodge, both outside and inside. Outside, guests will find an outdoor saltwater swimming pool, a hot tub, and gardens containing a mixture of endangered and uncommon native plants and exotic flowering perennials.
Inside, guests will find a drawing room featuring a Victorian fireplace, a plastered ceiling, and comfortable seating. Here, guests can enjoy complimentary tea and coffee at all hours, with local beer and wine available for purchase as well. There is also a dining room in which guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast and an optional dinner.
The breakfast consists of an initial course of fruits, cereals, yogurts, jams, and fresh bread, which is followed by a full, cooked English breakfast, such as a selection of bacon, eggs, mushrooms, and tomatoes. Espresso coffee or a selection of teas are provided as well. Special dietary requirements can be met upon request.
The dinner consists of a gourmet three-course meal with a menu that changes daily. The dinner has a fixed price per guest. Up to ten guests can be accommodated in the dining room or two guests can be served a more intimate dinner in a separate dining area surrounded by bay windows.
- Breakfast included
- Dining room
- Outdoor pool
Location + Surroundings
Set in the Waikato Region of New Zealand's North Island, this accommodation is located at a bed and breakfast lodge in Karapiro, where it is perched on top of a ridge overlooking the lake from which the area gets its name: Lake Karapiro. The latter is an approximately 1,920-acre lake on the Waikato River, both of which are popular waterways for recreation.
From the lodge, guests can see both the lake and Mount Maungatautari—an eroded volcano that is surrounded by one of the longest pest-proof fence in the world. Inside of the 47-kilometer (29-mile) fence, guests will find a 3,400-hectare (3,399-acre) ecological island and wildlife sanctuary containing protected forests and wetlands, which are home to an array of endangered plants, wildlife, and birds, such as takahe, kiwi, and kaka.
The lodge is about 16 minutes from the town of Cambridge, where guests will find a variety of cafes, pubs, art galleries, and antique shops. Within an hour's drive, guests can reach a variety of attractions, including the forests and nocturnal kiwi enclosure of Rainbow Springs Nature Park, the two-kilometer (1.24-mile) nature trail and 50 outdoor sculptures of the Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum, the Hobbiton Movie Set from the Lord of the Rings and the Hobbit film trilogies, the beaches of both the east coast and the west coast, such as Mt Maunganui and Raglan Beach, and the many wineries of Waikato and its neighboring regions, such as Mills Reef, Vilagrad Winery, Morton Estate, and Mystery Creek.
The lodge is about 34 minutes from Hamilton, where the nearest international airport is located. Read More
- Bird watching
- Horseback riding
- Paddle boarding
- Spa treatments
- Water sports
- Wildlife viewing
- Winter sports
With a saltwater swimming pool, a hot tub, a complimentary breakfast, and an optional dinner available right at the lodge, guests can enjoy themselves without having to go anywhere—but they will find an array of options in the surrounding Waikato Region and the regions next to it.
Guests can go hiking and bushwalking at the Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari ecological park, where they can see endangered wildlife such as tuataras, takahe, kiwis, and kakas. To see kiwis and a variety of other native birds and wildlife species up-close, guests can visit Rainbow Springs Nature Park, which runs a variety of mammal, reptile, and bird encounter programs.
On the Waikato River and Lake Karapiro, guests can go trout fishing, kayaking, canoeing, rowing, stand-up paddleboarding, jet skiing, water skiing, and jet boating, with rentals and trips available from local outfitters such as the Boat Shed. For biking, guests will be right in the midst of one of the top cycling destinations in New Zealand, with a variety of country roads to explore. For mountain biking, guests can head to the Waikato River Trails, the Great New Zealand River Ride, and the Te Miro Mountain Bike Park.
For golfing, guests can hit the links at the Cambridge Golf Club. In and around the town center of Cambridge, guests will find a variety of options for dining, shopping, and browsing art galleries.
For wine tasting, guests can visit the many vineyards and wineries that dot Waikato and its neighboring regions, such as Mills Reef, Vilagrad Winery, Morton Estate, and Mystery Creek. For day trips to the sea, guests can head to either the west coast or the east coast to beaches such as Mt Maunganui and Raglan Beach. Other day trip options include visiting the Hobbiton Movie Set, the Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum, and the Waitomo Caves.
- You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 60 days prior to check-in.
Pets and smoking are not permitted.