Due to the recent heavy rainfall, a number of roads and walking/cycling tracks in the Waikato are closed. If you are travelling to or through the Waikato region, please visit Waka Kotahi’s Journey Planner website for up-to-date roading information and check the local Council’s Facebook page for the latest updates and advice.

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Sir Don Rowlands Centre

The team at the Mighty River Domain and Sir Don Rowlands Event Centre are excited and ready to welcome back business and events back to our venue.

On the banks of Lake Karāpiro sits the Mighty River Domain, an iconic site and one of New Zealand's premier event venues.

The Sir Don Rowland’s Centre, with uninterrupted views of Mount Maungatautari and Lake Karāpiro is an ideal setting for any event, a multipurpose complex with a flat floor setting, the venue easily transforms from a classroom, exhibition hall, conference space to award and gala dinners. The Centre features rooms of varying sizes and configurations.

Our numerous accommodation options including the 41 bed Rob Waddell Lodge, chalets and powered and non-powered campsites have been reset and waiting for guests.

We confidently and positively offer our guests and event hosts venues and accommodation space that stringently meet new Covid-19 requirements.  We have considered room layouts and design options, maximising our expansive open space to provide multiple event options without crossover, technology that enables hybrid and virtual meeting and conferencing experiences, cleaning that meets industry guidelines, hygiene signage and contact tracing systems.

Visit lakekarapiro.co.nz or call (07 827 4178) to chat with the team.