Hamilton and Waikato

  • Bag End, Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata, NZ

    Middle-earth Movie Magic

  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves, NZ

    Underground Adventure

  • Top Events

  • Hauraki Rail Trail, Te Aroha, NZ

    Cycling

  • Hamilton City

  • sunset at Raglan Beach, Raglan, New Zealand

    Raglan

Welcome to the Waikato region

A geographically and culturally diverse region, the Waikato has a range of activities and attractions to suit all ages and tastes – from our vibrant city hub of Hamilton to the rugged west coast, underground wonders and middle-earth movie magic.

Free attractions

The diverse Hamilton & Waikato region provides an abundance of free activities and attractions so you can experience the wonders and hidden gems of the region on any budget.
Hamilton Airport, Hamilton, New Zealand

How to get here

Based in the centre of the North Island of New Zealand, the Hamilton & Waikato region is easily accessed and within close range of most other visitor hot spots in the North Island.

Explore Your Own Backyard

Discover your own backyard this Winter with a range of great thing to see and do in the Mighty Waikato

Blue Spring, Te Waihou Walkway Putaruru

Walking Trails

From casual strolls along the river to overnight bush excursions and winding mountain tracks the Hamilton & Waikato region has a variety of great walking trails to suit everyone.
Special Offers

Hot Deals

From 50% off to kids go free - Grab a deal or discount on top attractions and activities, inner-city entertainment, dining and accommodation in the Waikato region with these great hot deals...

Underground Adventure

Millions of years in the making, the region’s caves, including the world-famous ones at Waitomo, provides a playground unlike any other. As if it’s not enough that nature has carved out a glowworm-studded underground marvel, enterprising locals have added adventure activities to enhance the experience further.

Upcoming Events

Accommodation

Experiences

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