SANCTARY MOUNTAIN - MAUNGATAUTARI ECOLOGICAL ISLAND
(11 kms from Karapiro). Surrounded by the world’s longest pest-proof fence, Sanctuary Mountain’s ancient forest offers a sanctuary for populations of many of our most endangered species – from birds to bats, frogs to reptiles, tuatara to giant weta.
New Zealand's aclaimed Geothermal wonderland and home of Maori culture is only 72 km's away.
There are many golf courses within an easy drive the closest being Cambridge Golf Club only 9 kms up the road
Where the block buster movie trilogy’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit were filmed is only 19 km away.
World reknowned trout fishing and sceanic Huka Falls are only 118 km drive away thriough rural countryside, seep and cattle farms and forests.
Awarded the prestigious 'Garden of the Year' award in 2014 by the International Garden Tourism Newtork this beautiful gardens are only 33 km's away.
The world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves and black water rafting are only 76 kms away.
White sand beaches voted the best in the country by Trip Advisor , kiwifruit & avocado orchards and much much more.