About Lake District Adventures
Lake District Adventures is a family owned and operated business based at the southern end of the beautiful Lake Karapiro, operating all year round. We can help you make the most of your visit to this largely undiscovered region of NZ. We started the business after enjoying our local area for many years, and we thought "hey - how can we share all of this with other people?"
Lake District Adventures is committed to delivering superior customer service in every instance. Our customers are our number one priority, and we aspire to pay meticulous attention to each customer’s needs and wants. We aim to offer the highest levels of professionalism and satisfaction.
We are passionate about and privileged to be able to share our spectacular local area. Our services are available for people of varying ages and fitness levels to try, and we pride ourselves on offering great value for money.
Steve Hastie - Operations Manager/Director
Steve holds an Advanced Diploma in Travel and Tourism, and has been very fortunate to have travelled extensively. He has held various roles in the Airline industry, but has also done everything from delivering ice sculptures in London to driving massive dumptrucks in a coal mine in Central Queensland! Steve is dedicated to ensuring all guests enjoy their experience with us, and is passionate about constantly improving our products.
Sally Hastie - Marketing/Sales Manager
As Marketing/Sales Manager since 2012 she has a passion for the outdoors, and being able to bike, kayak and visit the Glowworms as part of her job is perfect. After spending many years in the Airline, Tourism and Customer Service industries her emphasis is on creating lasting memories for her customers. Sally brings a lot of value to the team with her vast experience and she is a Mum of 3 boys aged 5 and under... enough said!
Born & raised in the area, Ann is passionate about the walks & trails that are in her backyard. She has been an active outdoors person all her life, plus was with Air New Zealand International for over a decade. Ann does a fantastic job of maintaining our magnificent gardens and grounds, and her goal is to see guests go away with great memories.
Mike Paget - Director
Over the last 18 years living on the edge of the lake, Mike has introduced many people to kayaking the waters of Lake Karapiro. Having owned & operated his own businesses for many years he brings those skills to Lake District Adventures. Mike still does plenty of on-water guiding along with being the master of terrible 'Dad' jokes on your tours... not bad for a fella in his early 70's!