To participate in the photo hunt, you will need multiple teams or groups of 2 or more, there is no limit on how many groups we can have. Each team will be given a list of things to do or subjects to take photos of. Each photo topic is located in a different location around the park, some as far away from the lodge as the letter box at the top of the driveway.
Kayaking on the Lodge’s manmade lake is our most popular option for school camps. For groups that are more confident or have had previous kayaking experience, there is the option to head out to the stream that runs along the edge of Lakewood Lodge, Whangape Stream, and explore Lake Whangape. While out on Lake Whangape you may get the chance to encounter some wild swans and geese. If you’re lucky, you may get the chance to see a small school of Koi-Carp in the Whangape Stream on your way up. Lakewood Lodge also offers the option of a half day kayaking session for the more competent kayakers which involves heading out for a 6 kilometre return trip to the island on Lake Whangape for a picnic lunch.
Before heading out on the water, our instructor will fit each individual with a buoyancy aid and run through a thorough safety briefing. This includes the correct way to hold your paddle, how to steer your kayak, and what will happen should you fall out or capsize your kayak. Once the entire group is in a kayak out on the water the instructor will ask the group to have a paddle around to assess the skill level. When everyone is confident in their kayak, the instructor will select a few games for the group to participate in.