Kauri Lodge Farmstay Apartment is situated in the hills of the beautiful Karapiro farming district. We are surrounded by many diverse types of farming, and the apartment enjoys a spectacular view of farmland, as well as Mount Maungatautari Santuary Mountain, and, in the distance, Mount Pirongia. Our situation in the heart of the Waikato makes us a perfect place for a holiday. A one hour drive takes you to Rotorua, Tauranga and Mount Maunganui on the East Coast, the Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, Raglan Beach on the West Coast, and it is only about a 1.5 hour drive to Taupo. Even closer you will find the Hobbiton Movie Set (15 minutes), the Hobbiton town, Matamata ( 20 minutes), beautiful Cambridge, town of trees, (15 minutes). Cambridge is our closest town, and it has many lovely restaurants, cafes, and takeaways. It is also the Cycling centre of New Zealand with the Avantidrome only 5 minutes from town. They offer the opportunity to experience cycling on a Velodrome with the help of experienced tutors. You can also hire cycles from the I-site centre and enjoy the cycle ways in the Cambridge area. BUT, if you would just be happy with a farm holiday we are very happy to introduce you to our friendly farm animals, including, cow, calves and horses, plus dogs and cats. We can also take you for a walk in our wonder Native Bush Reserve, full of many very old New Zealand natives trees and (not so old) birds. We are very happy to offer you a chance to ride a horse for the first time, or, if you are an experienced rider, take you for a ride through amazing rural countryside. We have a BBQ available for your use, so there is an opportunity for you to enjoy a BBQ on our deck with its wonderful views and sunsets. Then, if you get a clear night, you can watch the stars!!