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957 Taotaoroa Road Karapiro, Cambridge 3496 New Zealand See on map
Free Internet
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
3 Star accommodation
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All reviews beautiful farm green hills stayed longer horse ride tour of the property lovely horses dogs and cats spacious living room wonderful hosts working farm beautiful location went out of her way made us feel perfect place min drive excellent stay jim
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a long trip from the states we were looking forward to a peaceful night before continuing on. Kauri Lodge was the perfect place surrounded by green hills and very peaceful. Libby was a wonderful host taking us for a tour of the property and...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Allyson94
Response from Libby T, Owner at Kauri LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Allyson for this lovely review. It is great to know that you enjoyed your tour of the farm and woods - it is something I love to do with our guests, We also love to share the love of our animals!! I do...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views are really beautiful -- esp at sunset, and at sunrise. The villa is clean, it's connected to the house where the owners stay, so it's very safe :) It comes with stuff to cook for breakfast -- eggs, bread, spreads, beans, spaghetti, yoghurt....More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Wendy V
Response from Libby T, Owner at Kauri LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Wendy for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your stay at our place. We love to know that our guests have enjoyed what we provide and also our farm with its lovely views of surrounding countryside.

Reviewed 1 October 2018

A quiet cosy little spot away from the hustle and bustle. We took our dog and young Granddaughter, Hayzel, and had a relaxing stay here.Hayzel says Cambridge is a lovely place to visit, because of our stay here.We are looking forward to another stay here...More

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Date of stay: July 2018
Thank ddickie
Response from Libby T, Owner at Kauri LodgeResponded 2 October 2018

Thank you - Yes, Cambridge is a lovely town and we are so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Libby and Jim have done a wonderful job with putting together a peaceful, beautiful farm stay with sweet lovely horses and clover the galloping cow. Libby took me for a wonderful ride on her gentle horse, Jess that was just right for someone who hadn’t...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Tami J
Response from Libby T, Owner at Kauri LodgeResponded 26 July 2018

Thanks Tami for you lovely review and for your recommendation. I enjoyed your visit!! - especially the horse ride with you.

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

We absolutely loved our stay here. Libby and Jim could not have been more hospitable. They did everything possible to ensure we were happy, and made us feel like part of the family! They have two of the cutest puppies I had ever met, plus...More

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Abraaa
Response from Libby T, Owner at Kauri LodgeResponded 18 April 2018

Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is always great to hear that our guests have enjoyed meeting our animal family - they are very special to us and we love to share them with people!! We are happy to know that you...More

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Kauri Lodge is situated 13 kms from Cambridge New Zealand in the lovely Karapiro farming district. Your hosts, Jim & Libby Telfer, have enjoyed visitors from all over the world and New Zealand, and will do their More best to make sure your stay in the Waikato is a memorable and enjoyable experience. We are close to our lovely LAKE KARAPIRO, home of our Olympic Rowers, and also popular for water skiing, swimming, kayaking, jet-boating, river cruises and fishing. It is a short drive from Kauri Lodge to HOBBITON of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy. Cambridge is a beautiful "town of trees" and has many attractions including cafes and restaurants. An approximate one hour drive takes you to the famous WAITOMO CAVES, Raglan beach on the west coast, Mt Maunganui on the east coast, or to ROTORUA. We have a two bedroom apartment and also a studio unit at Kauri Lodge. Each bedroom in the apartment has a queen and a single bed, plus there is a single bed in the lounge. There is a very large private guest lounge and kitchen/dining area. The studio unit has a queen bed and kitchen/dining/lounge (it is a different part of the farm from the apartment). There are impressive views of our farm and the Waikato Countryside from our expansive decks where you can also enjoy a private BBQ. A short walk can take you to a beautiful native bush reserve. We offer Bed & Breakfast or you can just rent the apartment as a holiday home. We welcome children, and pets are also welcome by arrangement. Less
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Free Parking
Free Internet
Air Conditioning
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
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Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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US$117 - US$124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Cambridge
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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US$117 - US$124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Cambridge
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"Fully self contained accommodation. Do all your shopping before you get there, it's a bit of a hop skip..."
30 Sep 2018
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"we prefer the smaller room with a bigger window overlooking the farm"
31 May 2017
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"Very large room and private side of the house."
14 Apr 2017
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"Peace, quiet, starry skies...."
30 Oct 2016
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