On the banks of Lake Karapiro is Mighty River Domain - an iconic Waipa District site and one of New Zealand's premier event venues. Every year it showcases a variety of sporting and cultural events and has been the stage for a number of memorable international sporting occasions.


Located 6km south of Cambridge in the heart of the Waikato region, the 19 hectare site offers a diverse range of superb facilities to suit your next event.




The Karapiro Dam Road will be closed to remove the diversion tunnel intake bulkheads on Thursday 4th August from 7.30am to 5.00pm. There will be no access across the Dam during this time.


Mighty River Domain is a 'DOG FREE' space.  Please do not bring your dogs to the domain.


ACCOMMODATION MID WEEK SPECIAL - PRIMARY SCHOOLS ONLY - Stay in our Rob Waddell Lodge or Chalets Monday to Thursday and receive 50% discount off your accommodation.For further information contact us.



Temporary Liquor Bans


On 18 August 2015 Waipa District Council approved, pursuant to pursuant to the Waipa District Public Places Liquor Control Bylaw 2008 and the Local Government Act 2002, temporary liquor bans on the Mighty River Domain, Lake Karapiro (excluding the Sir Don Rowlands Centre and any leased facilities) on the dates listed below, at the times 12.01am to 5pm and 9pm to 11.59pm daily, other than where alternate times are specifically indicated.


31 October 2015

1, 7-8, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 November 2015

4-6, 11-13, 24-25, 31 December 2015

1, 12-14, 18-24, 29-31 January 2016

6-7 February 2016 (ban applies 12.01am to 11.59pm daily)

13-21, 26-28, 29 February 2016

1-4, 5-6, 18-20 March 2016


Any person who is in possession of liquor at that place during those times as listed above commits an offence.


Garry Dyet, Chief Executive


Mighty River Power Lake Level Graph - Karapiro


What's On

Bay of Plenty Masters Rowing Regatta
Closed Zones 4,5/ Temporary Liquor Ban in place

WBOP Schools Teams Duathlon
No Lake closure

NZWSRA Mid Winter Ski Race
5 & 6

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