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 19,000, 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
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!