The Ultimate Waikato Weekender

3 Days

Price: From NZD 655 per person

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Getaway Summary:

Location: Lake Karapiro & Cambridge, Waikato
2 nights / 3 days
Accommodation in a 4* hotel incl. breakfast
Glowworm kayak tour
45min Camjet jet boat ride
1 day ebike hire

See the Lake Karapiro glow worms

The Ultimate Waikato Weekender has you covered with everything that makes the Waikato region special. See glowworms on a magical evening kayaking tour on Lake Karapiro. Paddle silently on the calm Pokaiwhenua Stream along moss-covered walls that come to life with thousands of little lights.

Ebiking on the Waikato River Trail or Te Awa Trail

Ride your ebike o nthe Waikato River Trail from Jones Landing to the Arapuni Dam and onwards along the shores of the Mighty Waikato River towards Riverside Adventures. Another bike ride takes you on the Te Awa Trail from the Avantidrome in Cambridge to the Karapiro Domain.

Jet Boating on Waikato River

To round off the Waikato Weekender, you’ll experience the exhilarating feeling of racing up Waikato River on a V8 jet boat and doing 360° spins. Your heart will race as you enter the narrow Cambridge Gorge at full speed. 

If you prefer a more relaxed way of spending time on the river, you can opt for the Ecological River cruise, where the focus lies on the history of the area and bird-watching.

Your accommodation in Cambridge: Hidden Lakes Hotel

Hidden Lake Hotel Cambridge isn’t just a place to stay, it’s a destination that offers a unique blend of luxury, sustainability, and a deep appreciation for design and nature. Imagine waking up in a cozy room where the boundaries between the indoors and the outdoors blur, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows.

Stepping outside, the hotel seamlessly connects you with the Waikato’s beauty, with walking tracks starting immediately from Hidden Lake Hotel. The town centre with its cute little cafes and quirky pubs is also only steps away.

After a day of exploring the region, relax in the hotel’s own spa bath which, of course, also offers views out to nature.



  • 2 nights at the Hidden Lake Hotel Cambridge in an executive King or Twin Room
  • Incl. breakfast
  • 3 hours glowworm kayaking tour with Riverside Adventures
  • 1 day ebike hire
  • CamJet boat ride (choose from Extreme River Jet or Eco River Cruise)


  • Meals and drinks other than breakfast
  • Other activities


All prices are per person, based on 2 people or 2 adults and 2 children for Family Getaways. Please send an enquiry if you are a group.

Riverside Adventures:

50% refund if cancelled within 7 days before travel

No refund if cancelled within 48 hours of travel

All activities are weather dependent. Riverside Adventures will get in contact if they have to cancel their tour and try to reschedule

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