Lake Karapiro

Lake Karapiro is an artificial reservoir lake on the Waikato River at Karapiro, 8 kilometres south-east of Cambridge in New Zealand’s North Island. The lake was formed in 1947 by the damming of the Waikato River to store water for the 96-megawatt Karapiro power station.

Trail Map

The Te Awa River Ride walk and cycleway stretches 60km along the Waikato River, from Ngaruawahia in the north to Karapiro in the south..

Useful Services

Need to hire a bike or shuttle? Find somewhere to stay? Here you will find useful services along Te Awa to help plan your adventure.