Phone: 027 REDBARN (733 2276)



Here is a selection of accommodation in the area:

The Rocks

This is a stand-alone, brand new 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom property. Whilst situated on a working dairy farm, you will find yourself in a picturesque and restful setting. The house has been designed to incorporate not only the joys of rural living, but also the treat of classic style and comfort. Situated in the beautiful Hinuera Valley of the Waikato, “The Rocks” is given its name by the spectacular Ignimbrite rocks that carve the valley.

Being just over 1km from The Red Barn, it is perfect for wedding parties or guests and also offers many beautiful spots for photos.

We cater up to 6 guests and charge $600 for the entire house. This includes breakfast provisions and other food can be arranged as required.

Book through, phone Frances on 0273444727 or find us on Airbnb. 


Lakeview Lodge

Centrally located between Cambridge, Matamata & Tirau, the awe-inspiring lakeside escape is only 3 minutes away from the Red Barn. Bespoke luxury at its finest.

An ideal location for family and friends to start while celebrating a wedding at The Red Barn.  With our wonderful facilities here at the Lodge you will have everything you need to prepare, entertain and create memories. Alternatively as a bride and groom, a beautiful place to prepare for your amazing day ahead.  Make-up artists have mentioned that the lighting in the Lodge is ideal, photographers also love the many vistas to choose from for your pre-wedding photos.

On arrival we provide welcome bubbles and juice, accompanied by a nibble platter. The Lodge has full self-catering facilities, indoor and outdoor entertaining.  There are also catering options and a shopping service to choose from.  Arrive by way of car, there is plenty of parking, or helicopter with our onsite helipad.

We invite you to view our website or visit in person by calling 07 827 9273.

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

+64 7 823 7414 |


de 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

About Us

image005-919 The Red Barn was originally built in the Waikato 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...

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Mobile: 027 REDBARN (733 2276)

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