About us


Welcome to Maungatautari Lodge. Hosts Tim and Donna Santner welcome you to their luxury accommodation in Cambridge, New Zealand

Our goal

Our goal for each guest to have the most memorable and luxurious stay. Situated in the heart of the Waikato in the town of Cambridge, Maungatautari Lodge is perfectly situated to host your next corporate event or conference.

join us

We invite you to join us and relax in this unique location in the heart of Lord of the Rings country and near Hobbiton. Maungatautari Lodge is the ideal base from which to explore the upper North Island region.


Maungatautari Lodge is a perfect place to set up base while visiting our beautiful Location on Lake Karapiro and beneath the Maungatautari Ecological Island Reserve both significant Waipa initiatives, or the perfect place to just take time out, enjoying the magnificent park like setting or relaxing around the pool.

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Hamilton Gardens

Set on 58 hectares, offering 'the story of gardens' which is explored through a series of 5 garden collections including Te Parapara, New Zealand's first traditional Maori garden.

Hamilton Gardens

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Hobbiton Tours

Offers informative and entertaining tours of the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit's Hobbiton filming location on private farmland near Matamata.

Hobbiton Tours

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Waitomo Caves

Offers unforgettable, informative boat ride tours through caves where you can view thousands of magical glowworms that radiate unmistakable luminescent light.

Waitomo Caves

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Hamilton Zoo

Dubbed 'The Zoo with Personality', Hamilton Zoo is set in 25 hectares of tranquil surroundings, boasting over 600 native New Zealand and exotic mammals, birds and reptiles.

Hamilton Zoo

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Kawhia Hot Water Beach

Located on Ocean beach (north-west of Waitomo on the western coastline), offering plenty of places to dig up a rejuvenating, instant natural hot water spa

Kawhia Hot Water Beach

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Waikato Museum

Offers exhibitions, activities and events that tell the stories of the Waikato region and include visual art, social history, tangata whenua and science.

Waikato Museum

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Hamilton Tourism

The official online tourism guide to visiting Waikato and Hamilton, offering a wealth of information including destinations, attractions, accommodation and more.

Hamilton Tourism

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Waikato Tourism

The official online tourism guide to visiting Waikato and Hamilton, offering a wealth of information including destinations, attractions, accommodation and more.

Waikato Tourism


It boasts of the multiple facilities like two spacious lounges, formal dining room and a Billiard room which opens to a well-manicured and enhanced relaxed vista.

  • Complimentary parking
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Laundry facilities
  • Billiard Room
  • Sky TV
  • Piano
  • dining room and billiard room
  • Spa baths in every room
  • Croquet lawn and equipment/petanque
  • Guest entertainment lounge.
  • Heat pumps in all rooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in each room
  • Fridge
  • Dressing room
  • Private decks
  • plus gas fires in the lounge


Walk in the gardens or take a swim in the infinity pool looking over Lake Karapiro.


Play a game of snooker, pool while watching your favourite sport event.


Enjoy your cycling spree in the beautiful atmosphere around you in Lake Karapiro.


Enjoy a fun game while sipping a glass of wine or drinking a cold beer.

Pool and Spa

Unwind by the swimming pool, or relax in your private our spa bath.


There are a range of room configurations available at Maungatautari Lodge

Location Single Occupancy Twin Share Occupancy Double Occupancy
Lodge Suites Five Super King 3 of 5 rooms twin share single beds Five Super King
Adjacent Lodge Partners As requested As requested As requested
TOTAL PERSONS ABLE TO BE ACCOMODATED Five Eight Twin Share plus 1 Super King Ten

5 luxury suites offer spacious, luxuriously appointed rooms with spectacular lake views, separate dressing rooms, large spa baths and private balconies.

We also have partnerships with a range of lodges and B&Bs that offer a similar standard in hotel accommodation, within a ten minute drive of Maungatautari Lodge. If you have more than nine/ ten delegates who require overnight accommodation we can arrange this with our partners at your request.

Week Rate $300 per night
Weekend one night $400 per night
Weekend 2 night stay $350 per night
Continental Breakfast $20 per head

All rates are inclusive of 15% Goods and Service Tax

Contact Us

Reach out to us for any celebration or corporate meeting in our mesmerizing and bewildering venue with heart filling scenic atmosphere.

Our Address

844 Maungatautari Road

Cambridge, New Zealand, 3495

+64 7 827 2220 or +64 275239147

Say hello!