The Boatshed Karapiro specialises in corporate conferences, business events, private functions and weddings. We offer a unique spacious setting perfect for any occasion. Nestled on the banks of beautiful Lake Karapiro, our stunning views, vibrant fresh food and dedicated creative team will assure your next event is a winner.

The Boatshed Karapiro is set in a unique, expansive space on the banks of the beautiful Lake Karapiro offering a peaceful setting for your next meeting, event or conference.

Understated yet stylish, our venue is a world away from generic conference spaces. Flexible room options enable us to cater for all conference or meeting sizes.

Our dedicated professional team provides personal, friendly service with an inviting approach to make you and your guests feel comfortable and relaxed.

We serve fresh, vibrant food with an emphasis on local fresh ingredients, which reflect our surroundings. Choose from a selection of menus available or let us tailor one to suit.

Team building and activities are available on site with The Boatshed Kayaks and we can assist you with accommodation and transport options.

The Boatshed Karapiro located in central Waikato is only 20 minutes from Hamilton airport and an hour from Tauranga and Rotorua. We are open for private events 7 days a week by appointment.

Facilities and Services


  • On-site Catering
  • Parking
  • On-site Audio Visual

Layout description

  • Flexible spaces to accommodate small or larger groups
  • Dedicated break out areas in peaceful surroundings
  • Full or half day hire
  • Catering options to suit – finger food, buffet, set menus, picnic boxes or by request
  • Beverage options including BYO for an end of session wind down
  • Sound equipment / projector / screen / whiteboard available
  • Team building and activity options on site with the Boatshed Kayaks


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