9 Karapiro Road is the ideal base camp and recreation venue for groups. Conveniently located just 5 minutes drive from Cambridge and Lake Karapiro, you’ll soon feel a world away in their secluded setting. Nestled amongst 62 acres of stunning woodland and native bush, all their accommodation is surrounded by nature and steeped in tranquillity.
Ian and his family have purpose-built this unique venue to cater for groups, offering flexible accommodation options designed with the needs of teams, schools and clubs in mind.
They offer a variety of accommodation options, from powered camper van sites to self-contained units with their own bathroom and kitchenette, dorm rooms and even an off-grid woodland hut which sits next to a pretty waterfall.
There are large, open spaces to mingle in and plenty of quiet corners for relaxation. Their commercial kitchen is well equipped for self-catering use, as well as outdoor BBQ facilities. If you’d prefer someone else to take care of providing hearty, nutritious meals for your group, they can cater as well.
9 Karapiro Road is also available for half-day to multi-day hire for team-building, corporate events, off-road/4WD events, conferences and family functions. The options are almost endless – so ask them how they can help to make your next event a huge success.
Accommodation options include
- self-contained suites
- bunk-bed dormitories
- king, double or twin rooms
- off-grid bush-hut with ensuite and kitchenette
- 2-bedroom “coaches’ suite” with lounge and kitchenette
- Marae-style dormitory
- powered campervan sites and Park Over Property Scheme (POPS)
- Well equipped commercial kitchen with large chiller and freezer, ovens, microwave
- Separate male and female ablutions blocks with unlimited hot water.
- Air conditioning/heating
- Meeting Room (seats up to 40).
- Generous parking areas
- Bike racks
- Large covered outdoor decks
- Picnic Tables
- Gated for security
- 40” & 60” Televisions
Group Booking Terms and Conditions
• Reservations may only be made by responsible adults aged 18 or over.
• If a deposit is required then the deposit should be paid within 7 days of making a booking.
• Final payment of the balance is due 30 days before your group’s arrival, unless you are booking during peak season or special event dates (see below).
• We reserve the right to cancel your booking if payment is not made.
Peak Season and Special Event Date Bookings, Peak Season is 1 December to 31 March.
Special Event Dates include:
Due to demand, bookings for stays during peak season and special event dates must be
paid in full at the time of booking and are non-refundable.
We will endeavour to re-sell the accommodation dates and may be able to offer a partial refund in the event of being able to secure a new booking, but this is entirely at our discretion and we cannot guarantee this.
-Regional Waka Ama
-Waka Ama Sprint Nationals RIDE Festival
-Canoe Racing Nationals NZ Rowing Championships NI Secondary Schools Rowing
-NZ Dragon Boat Championships MAADI Cup North Island Cycling
-All KRI Regattas
Cancellation and Refund Policy
We understand that plans can change and we will do our best to work with you if you need to
change the dates of your booking. As a small, family-run business, we rely on group bookings so late cancellations can have a significant impact on our business. For this reason, our cancellation policy for groups – with the exception of special event dates – is:
Cancellation up to 90 days prior to check-in date 50% refund of deposit.
Cancellation between 89 and 30 days prior to check-in date 25% refund of deposit.
Cancellation less than 30 days prior to check-in date No refund of deposit.
No-shows will be liable for the full cost of their booking and will not be entitled to a refund.
We recommend that guests consider obtaining an appropriate travel insurance policy, which is
often inexpensive and can offset any losses suffered due to unforeseen circumstances.
Arrival and Departure
• Check in time on day of arrival is 3pm, unless otherwise agreed.
• Checkout time on day of departure is 10am, unless otherwise agreed.
• For group bookings, the responsible organiser will be required to sign a guest registration form on behalf of the group.
Guest Code of Conduct
We welcome you to enjoy the property during your stay and in return we request that guests
respect the property, conduct themselves in an appropriate manner and comply with all Laws, Acts and Regulations and Local Authority by-Laws. For the safety, comfort and health of our guests, 9 Karapiro Road is a completely NON-SMOKING venue and vaping is not permitted. We reserve the right to engage a cleaning company at your expense if smoking is found to have occurred in the rooms.
What to Bring
Prices do not include bed linens, pillows, towels and tea towels – please bring these items with you. Linens may be hired, for additional charge and this must be arranged and paid for in advance of your arrival.
Loss or Damage
We hope you will treat our property respectfully, as though it were your own, and leave it in the
condition you found it. We also understand accidents sometimes happen. Any breakages or
damage, even those which you consider not to be your fault, must be reported to management
immediately. An assessment will be undertaken on your departure and you will be notified of any additional charges for unreported damage or missing items.
We are pleased to be able to offer ample parking to our guests. Please ensure that access to other buildings on the property is not blocked and that the tracks are kept clear of parked vehicles. Parking is at the vehicle owner’s risk and we do not accept any liability for vehicles parked on the property.
On Your Departure
Please leave the property clean and tidy on departure. We reserve the right to apply a cleaning fee if the property is found to have been left in an unsatisfactory state (including excessive mess or uncleanliness, etc.).