Groups - Family, Friends, Sporting etc

Groups have become our specialty !

Since commencement of operation with the Barn in January 2005 and the Cottage later that year, we have increasingly accommodated small to medium sized groups from all walks of life; sporting & social !!


From our World Class rowers, high school rowing, cycling, triathlons, basketballers, school camps to our boating enthusiasts, water-skiers and duck shooters...we have hosted them all here at Karapiro Barn & Cottage. From a smallish group of 8 to12 in the BARN alone, up to 14-16 people over the 2 houses, we are able to offer a unique stay on a "self contained" basis amidst a lovely rural setting with privacy & exclusivity over the entire acre have it to yourselves when you book both houses together.


We also attract many groups attending weddings in the district as an opportunity to gather with their friends and family from all over New Zealand (and the world for that matter) and spend time with them in an environment "much like home". We are very close to First class wedding venues such as "Sarnia Park" (5 mins drive away) and the "Red Barn" (approx 20 mins drive away). Please book early for the wedding season !!

friends & Family Gatherings

And why not consider us for your next girlfriend's weekend away, special birthday celebration OR family reunion. Our guests have been thrilled with their accommodation choice when visiting for these reasons !

You'll love our Barn & Cottage so be sure to Contact Us and we'll be more than happy to recommend the suitability of one or both of our houses for your gathering and accommodation requirements.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.


WEEKEND DEAL $300 per weekend/family of 4 in Cottage $500 for up to 8 guests/BARN 2 nights Min
Available from now till 30 November 2012.

SPRING Specials from $600 NZD per week (2 people) in the Cottage
Available from now till 30 November 2012.

LONG TERM Special From $490 per week in Cottage (double occupancy) 1month Min + exclude Event Periods/long weekends/school holidays NEG.
Available in OFF PEAK season (usually from May through to AUG).

Rates & availability

Start dateEnd dateDurationGuestsRateExtra people
Sep  Nov  Nightly 4-6 (min 2nts) $160-$210 p/n Cottage/wkd
Sep  Nov  Nightly 6-8 (min 2nts) $240-$280 p/n BARN/wkd
Sep  Nov  Nightly 2-4 (min 5nts) $120-$150 p/n Cottage/min5
Sep  Nov Weekly 2 (min 7nts) $700 p/w Cottage week
Dec  Apr  Nightly 2-4 (min 5nts) $150-$210 p/n Cottage
Dec  Apr  Nightly 4-8 $210-$280 p/n BARN

Rates: Please note that higher minimum house charges may apply during Lake Karapiro & Event periods/holiday times/& some weekends. Linen & breakfast baskets can also be arranged - please enquire. Please note, above rates are a guide only as house rates are very subject to numbers of guests & period of stay/time of year etc. Discounts may apply for midweek stays subject to duration & availability. Longer term & weekly rates possible. Please provide full details for Group stays & enquiries.