Lake District Adventures is a friendly family-run 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.
Hire one of our quality mountain bikes and get out on the Waikato River Trail, winding through amazing native bush and open farmland. We provide transport shuttles to any point along the trail, or to any of the other cycle trails in the region.
Hire a kayak or SUP from us and glide along the calm waters of the lake, or for something truly unique our guided kayak Glow Worm tour is not to be missed! Every evening we drift through the Pokaiwhenua canyon surrounded by thousands of tiny 'lights' - an adventure you will remember forever.
If you have a desire to have a relaxing or adventurous day, 2 days, or more, breathing clean air & leaving city stresses behind - let us introduce you to our backyard.
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
- Sally Hastie - Operations Manager
- Christiaan (Lofty) Filius - Lead Guide
With a Diploma in Outdoor Recreation in Rock / Kayak / High Ropes / Mountain bike / Hiking / Raft / Ski under his belt, he has for the last 15 years, been a Guide / Instructor throughout New Zealand. And has also competed in Freestyle kayaking, Rock Climbing and Downhill Mountain biking.
He has never had a "9-5" job but has worked in the Ski industry for the last 14 seasons and for a Kayak Store for 6 years as head instructor and retail. Plus guided for an outdoor adventure company for 9 years.
- Amelia Filius
- Ann Paget
- Mike Paget - Managing Director
In the background ïs an "Advisory Board" made up of successful business personal and many others who have traveled extensively both in New Zealand & around the world.These people have been unstinting in their help & advice, gleaned from their many and varied excursions from the Antarctic to The Himalayas to Europe to Asia.
All of our "Advisory Board" share Lake District Adventures Ltd vision of getting people out & enjoying our backyard.