Bed & Breakfast   

Historic, character filled villa, offering luxurious accommodation, in the Waikato countryside.

Only 5 minutes from Cambridge township and 25 minutes from Hamilton city.



Maungakawa Villa is an historic home in the heart of the Waikato. The oldest part of the house was constructed in 1896 and has been subsequently added to and improved over the past 120 years. Set in over three acres of grounds, featuring a variety of trees and shrubs, including the original 19th century oaks along with established Kauri trees and other native species.



We offer a choice of two rooms, each with their own unique features. Both have private access for guests.





We provide a breakfast menu to suit most tastes and will endeavour to meet any special requests. 

Free Wifi


Free Wifi is available for guests 

The Grounds


Guests are invited to explore our grounds and enjoy the peaceful  setting of our grand old villa.

Daily Housekeeping


Towels and bed linen are changed daily or as required by guests

Luxury Spa Pool


A luxury private outdoor salt water spa is available for guests.

Evening Dining 


We offer the option of dining with us and can cater for most tastes and requirements.



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There are many activities within easy reach of Maungakawa Villa
Let us know of your interests and we can assist you with bookings
Horse Trekking


Including a guided ride from 

Mount Karioi to Ruapeke Beach

Hobbiton Movie Set


Hobbiton is an easy 25 minute drive from Maungakawa Villa

Bike Riding Tours


Te Awa The Great NZ River Ride takes you alongside the Waikato River 

Winery Tour


Vilagrad Wines offer wine tasting and a tour of their vines and cellars

Kayaking & Canoeing


You can Kayak or canoe from Lake Karapiro to a great variety of places

Jet Boat Tours


Camjet tours on the Waikato River from Cambridge to Karapiro Dam 


Perfect for a weekend away from the city. We loved the glorious countryside and so enjoyed the relaxing, private spa.



Tel: +64-027-2462616

104 Maungakawa Road, RD4 Cambridge, 3496 New Zealand

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