Phone: 027 REDBARN (733 2276)



Here is a selection of accommodation in the area:

The Lake House

The Lake House is located only 4 kms from the Red Barn and is the closest accommodation available. Located right on the edge of the Waikato river, this property offers superb views. The Lake House is $980 per night for the whole house with a minimum stay of two nights. There are also options to part of the property which are available on request and availability. The house has large indoor and outdoor living areas, 3 bathrooms and toilets plus great views, making the perfect location for the bridal party or Wedding guests. Optional extras are also available such as delivered breakfasts and catering.

Visit their website, call (07 823 7414) or enquire via email and mention The Red Barn.

Karapiro Lodge

Lake Karapiro Lodge seduces with its exceptional location and refinement. An architectural masterpiece, this purpose-built, authentic Edwardian Mansion captures the essence of yesteryear with all the trappings of the 21st century! It radiates warmth and elegance throughout and is meticulously finished to the highest standards. A choice of dining environments, personalized service and a great wine list complement the cuisine.

The ground-floor Lakeview Suites exude comfort and intimacy with spectacular views of the lake and Mt Maungatautari. Each opens to a private veranda with direct access to the gardens. The upper-floor Signature Suites have breath-taking 360° views over the lake and surrounding rich lush countryside and are the epitome of opulence!

Located in the centre of the North Island, Lake Karapiro and the bountiful Waikato has something for everyone including some of the best cycle and walking trails, trout fishing, golf and a host of traditional tourist attractions such as Rotorua, Taupo and Waitomo Caves. Surf beaches on both the East and West coasts of the country are within an hour’s drive of Lake Karapiro, or maybe you would prefer to stay and savour the comfort of the Lodge with its open log fires, sauna and Jacuzzi!

Lake Karapiro Lodge is the most intimate of the boutique Lodges in the region and offers the best of the Waikato and the best of New Zealand hospitality.

For all accommodation enquiries please contact:

Ed & Ann Rompelberg

Phone: +64 7 823 7414

de Preaux Lodge logode Preaux Lodge

Ian and Joy Diprose extend a very warm and sincere welcome to guests of de Preaux Lodge. Nestled away in some of Matamata’s richest pasture land and bounded by the spectacular Kamai ranges, their beautiful farm stay offers so
much more than luxury accommodation and excellent service.
A haven for peace and tranquillity, de Preaux Lodge is set against a backdrop of stunning scenery and is conveniently located only 5km away from the quaint town of Matamata, famous for Hobbiton. de Preaux Lodge offers a variety of
accommodation options, catering for single, couples or large bookings; from your own private wing to a simple bunk room, all rooms are furnished to a high standard and are sure to please.
Whether you’re a bride and bridal party looking for somewhere special to relax and prepare for the big day, a couple looking for a romantic getaway, or a family wishing to spend some quality time together; Ian and Joy invite you to enjoy a real kiwi rural experience with great hospitality, comfortable accommodation and wonderful home cooked cuisine.
For details about our packages and prices please contact us, or why not visit our Facebook page for exclusive offers and more information about de Preaux Lodge. We welcome your enquiries...

Ian and Joy Diprose

Matatmata 3473 Waikato New Zealand
Call: 0274 629 936 Email: Visit:

About us

image005-919 The Red Barn was originally built around the turn of the century as a livery stable where stagecoaches could change horses for the journeys that today we take for granted. Over the years The Red Barn has lived through many changes, even out living the grand old homestead situated in front of the barn. Read more about the Red Barn...

Contact Us

Telephone: 07 888 6191
Mobile: 027 REDBARN (733 2276)