The Great Kiwi Summer Festival is a brand-new event to be staged on the shores of the Mighty Waikato River at Lake Karapiro. We are bringing water and outdoor based retailers, recreational clubs and organisations together to celebrate everything about summer including food, music, demonstrations and 'have a go' sessions to make a great day out for the whole family.
In 2023, the event will also include Armistice In Cambride.
Come for the day or come for the weekend and enjoy Lake Karapiro and everything the Mighty Waikato has to offer. A geographically and culturally diverse area, the Waikato region has a range of activities and attractions to suit all ages and tastes - from surfing world-class breaks to underground wonders and middle-earth movie magic. Check out the articles and experiences below for a more in-depth look at some of the region’s top activities & attractions.