• Karapiro, New Zealand

    Karapiro, New Zealand .

    An International Rowing Venue Karapiro also has a speed boat and kayak club as well having the cycle way passing around the southern side of Karapiro.   A great spot with a cafe on site during your visit. 

  • Te Koutu Lake

    Te Koutu Lake Public Toilet, 4534000, Leamington, Cambridge 3434 .

    A beautiful 30 minute walk around this Lake in the Centre of Cambridge will have you relaxed and going wow at the beauty of this gorgeous spot in the middle of town.  If you would like to extend yourselves there is a staircase on the north side of the lake which will take you to the playgrounds for both children and adults (outdoor fitness circuit). 

  • THE Velodrome

    15 Hanlin Road, Cambridge 3283 .

    this is New Zealand's home of cycling.  You can do a gym or pilates class here, hire a bike and do a few laps, or just watch the happenings from an all impressive stadium.  Also on site is the locally famous cafe The Bikery.

    This sits very close to St Peters School which every spring is lined with the beautiful Japanese cherry trees that are well worth a visit.  Second best to visiting Japan at Cherry Blossom season.  

  • Yarndley’s Bush, Te Awamutu

    160 Ngaroto Road, Te Awamutu, New Zealand .

    Yarndley's Bush is a good example of Kahikatea dominant swamp forest, a type that was estimated to have been wide spread in the Waikato Basin. With only 120ha of this type of vegetation remaining in the Waipa Region, the significance of this 14ha bush in a preserved state is high.

    Purchased from Richard Yarndley in 1992 for the purpose of Scenic Reserve, additional land soon to be acquired will be established in buffer planting to support the Kahikatea stand. Kahikatea is New Zealand's tallest native tree and can live to be more than 500 years old, although none of these trees have yet reached that age.

  • Lake Ngaroto

    Bank Rd off Paterangi Rd .

    Peat forms from the build up of partially rotted plant material in wet environments. Peat lakes form in peatland areas such as bogs. Peat soils have a marked effect on the physical, chemical and biological nature of peat lakes. For example, the water is usually stained a brownish colour due to the high levels of dissolved organic matter leaching from adjoining peat soils. Water in the bottom of the lake is usually mildly acidic and often low in dissolved oxygen.

    Peat lakes have unique plants and animals that have evolved to cope with their acidic conditions. Changes in water quality due to the surrounding land use could threaten these specialised plants and animals.

    One of the Waikato region's natural wetlands, Lake Ngaroto provides an easy 1.5 hour walk and is a popular recreational reserve year round.

    Plentiful birdlife around the lake make for ample bird watching opportunities, and the mostly flat walking track, picnic area and playground make this a great family walk in the Waikato.

    The local sailing club is regularly on the water, while the camouflaged maimai (huts) around the lake's edge play host to duck hunters during the months of May and June.

    The walking track passes through bush areas, farmland and wetlands as it navigates around the lake, with signage providing information and illustrations about the local ecology.

  • Hamilton Gardens NZ

    Hungerford Crescent, Hamilton East, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand. .

    It's difficult to describe the extent of these gardens and the experiences they will have you take.  Allow a day, there are plenty of picnic stops along the way and a cafe beside the lake for a great place to take a break for lunch.

  • Raglan

    Main Road, Raglan, New Zealand .

    Raglan is a coastal town in the Waikato region of New Zealand’s North Island. It’s known for black-sand Ngarunui Beach and the long surf break at Manu Bay. Local history exhibits at the Raglan & District Museum include apothecary items and surfing memorabilia. To the south, native forest surrounds the tall Bridal Veil Falls. Mount Karioi is an extinct, forest-clad volcano with summit views over the Tasman Sea.

  • Rotorua

    17 Tryon Street, Rotorua .

    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.

    Home of the Tuhourangi and Ngāti Wahiao people and located on a geothermal plateau, Whakarewarewa Village is New Zealand’s oldest continuous Māori tourism experience, even pre-dating the world-famous Pink and White Terraces.

    One of New Zealand’s most unforgettable experiences, Whakarewarewa – The Living Māori Village offers an amazing geothermal landscape and nature-walk for all ages.
    Experience the warmth and authenticity of guide who are direct descendants of the Whakarewarewa Māori legacy guides who were among those who shaped the beginnings of the New Zealand tourism industry. Their insights, knowledge and legendary manaakitanga (hospitality) add depth and richness to your cultural journey.

  • Mount Maunganui

    Mount Maunganui, New Zealand .

    A coastal sunshine paradise with plenty for everyone.