9 Karapiro Road




Base camp for Canoe and Kayak Coaches and Athletes from Taiwan

I used 9 Karapiro Road as a base from which to run a coach development programme for a group of kayak and canoe coaches and athletes from Taiwan.  The close proximity of  9 Karapiro Road to Lake Karapiro and the hospitality of the owners was outstanding. Ian and Judy were fabulous hosts and were able to accommodate our requests for full board and vegetarian options.  

Staying at 9 Karapiro Road was like being hosted on a farm stay, whilst being surrounded by native bush. The relaxed nature of Ian and Judy, along with the mostly communal accommodation, provided an ideal environment for working with a group.  I would definitely recommend 9 Karapiro Road as a place to stay, whether it is for a professional development retreat, using Lake Karapiro for training/competition or even as a place to stay for large family groups.  I hope to stay 9 Karapiro Road again in the near future.

Tania Cassidy
University of Otago

Ryan Baigent