Relax and unwind in our intimate studio by Lake Karapiro. Treetops studio is situated in a peaceful garden setting with lovely views over the treetops above Lake Karapiro. At the end of the drive(500m) is the Karapiro domain - enjoy a short walk to have a coffee at the Podium cafe or cycle/walk the Te Awa cycleway. We are 20mins from Hamilton airport and a great location to access local tourist attractions: Cambridge 10mins, Hobbiton 30mins, Rotorua 1hour, Waitomo caves 1 hour.
“Wow 🤩 what a beautiful place to stay! Thank you so much, we had the most tranquil experience. Went above and beyond to make our stay so enjoyable and memorable. We will definitely be back & would recommend to anyone to come here for a relaxing getaway. P.s thank you for the brownies, they went down a treat! 💛”
Punga Lodge is 20 mins SE of Cambridge 10 mins from Lake Karapiro, hosting everything from Rowing World Cups to Hydroplane racing, waterski comps and triathalons. It is 20 mins away from Hobbiton and the entrance to MEI Sanctuary. Being 1 hr drive from Raglan, Mt Maunganui, Taupo and Rotorua. We aim to provide clean and comfortable indoor outdoor living while enjoying beautiful views, peace and tranquility whilst relaxing in your own mountain hideaway with amazing stargazing opportunities.
“We loved our stay here in this quiet country setting. The sunrises and sunsets were divine. The lodge is surrounded by beautiful fruit trees and far enough away from the main residence for privacy but close enough if you needed their laundry or speak to them. The bed was super comfy and the living area opened up on to the deck which was lovely to having a morning tea or coffee and in the evening a quiet beverage. Oscar the dog is super friendly but just hide your shoes lol”
We offer a 4 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment 10 minutes drive from Cambridge. 15 minute commute to Hamilton on the expressway. Discount for weekly or longer stays. Part of a large house. Totally separate entry, space etc. Waitomo Caves 45 mins, Rotorua 1 hour. We welcome families with changes to plans with shifting house, work groups etc. Cambridge is our nearest town for shopping, supermarket etc. Lake Karapiro just 3 minutes by car. We are on Luck at Last Road.
“Enjoyed our 2 night stay at Fiona's place. It's an hour's easy drive to both Rotorua and Waitomo so great base for exploring the area and close to Hobbiton too. Hosts had left lots of information on things to do and see which was great! We spent evenings out on the patio which was lovely and cool. Great fly screens so you can keep the windows open without getting bug attacks! The bedrooms are big andbeds are super comfy with amazing views over the valley. Note there is no cooker although there is a plug in hob (our fault for not checking the listing carefully enough-we stupidly assumed at this price there would be a stove!). Not a problem if you like to eat out and we did manage to cook some simple meals. Milk, tea, coffee, bread and breakfast cereals were all provided. Its very private, we didnt meet our hosts but their collie dog is gorgeous !”