Stretch your legs with a hike or bike along the Waikato River Trails. You can visit Pa Harakeke to learn about the native forests and traditional plant uses. Enjoy a round of golf at the scenic local course nestled on the shores of Lake Maraetai. For pure relaxation, just read a book in the sun to the sound of birdsong.
Mangakino has six fresh water lakes in close proximity, making it a great base for wakeboarding, water-skiing, rowing and powerboating. Lake Maraetai hosts the annual North Island Wakeboarding Championships and Lake Whakamaru is home to the Water Ski Club which provides lakefront clubrooms and water ski access.