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Capernwray New Zealand - Our Locations

We have two main properties in New Zealand where our courses are based (click each one for more details):

Monavale Homestead - Cambridge, North Island
Home of our 20 week, 40 week and BML courses

Adventure Lodge - Lake Karapiro, North Island
Home of our ABS course


Monavale Homestead, Cambridge

Monavale Homestead - Built in 1910, houses the kitchen, dining room, lounge, library and officesWaipa District, in New Zealand's North Island, has a resident population of around 40,000: this is fairly evenly mixed between urban and rural, with the main urban populations centered in the towns of Te Awamutu, Cambridge, Pirongia and Kihikihi.

Because of the high proportion of elite soils, the District boasts a rich agricultural base that is dominated by dairy farming but also features sheep and beef, thoroughbred horse studs, deer farming and fruit production.  Cambridge is a majestic tree lined town with a population of approx 16,000, it is a picture of idyllic beauty and vibrant colour, it also boasts a star studded array of sports stars who have gained world acclaim in events such as rowing, cycling and horse riding.

Historic Cambridge has an array of choice for the visitor, whether you fancy wandering the streets browsing the numerous antique shops, art galleries or craft stores to walking the heritage trail where you can view a potpourri of architectural styles and impressive buildings, some dating back to the turn of the century.

If its adventure you are after, then Cambridge is close to a number of popular activities:

Hobbiton 30 minutes

Taupo for skydiving 90 minutes

Waitomo for caving adventure 60 minutes

Rotorua for mountain biking 60 minutes

Mount Doom (Ngauruhoe) 150 minutes


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Adventure Lodge, Lake Karapiro

Adventure Lodge - Home of the ABS courseThe jewel in the crown of Waipa District, Lake Karapiro is the most amazing water based adventure playground in New Zealand.

Surrounded by incredible scenery, the lake provides an international class water sports venue, offering 7.7 square kilometres of flat water for canoeists, water-skiers, yachties & boaties and of course, a training ground for many of New Zealand's top international rowers.

Karapiro Domain is only 2.5 kilometres south of Cambridge. Whether you are staying with us for 6 weeks or here only for the week, Lake Karapiro is a beautiful place to relax and enjoy the lake and surrounding scenery. 

The Adventure Lodge is situated right on the edge of the northern end of the lake and provides for a tranquil and peaceful atmosphere surrounded by water, native bush, farmland and view’s to die for. The Adventure Lodge provides facilities and equipment for abseiling, rock climbing, caving, orienteering and kayak trips. With several walking tracks nearby, the area is ideal for hiking during the cooler months.

This is a wonderful setting for the Adventure Bible school. The central location means that beaches on either coastline are only an hour away!

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