Hamilton and Waikato

  • Blue Spring, Putaruru, Waikato

    Top walking trails

  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves, NZ

    Discover Waitomo Glowworm Caves

  • Bag End, Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata, NZ

    Experience the real Middle-earth

  • NZ Rugby Sevens, Hamilton, Waikato, NZ

    HSBC NZ Sevens

  • Hauraki Rail Trail, Te Aroha, NZ

    Get on your bike

  • Explore Hamilton Gardens

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.

Special Offers

Hot Deals

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Christmas Gift Guide

Gift something a little different this Christmas with a voucher to one of the many great activities and attractions in the Waikato region
Indian Char Bagh Garden, Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton, Waikato

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.

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.

2019 Regional Visitor Guide

Find regional information, accommodation, transport and activity listings, plus a regional map and more in the Hamilton & Waikato Official Regional Visitor Guide.
Raglan Surfing School, Raglan, Waikato, NZ
Things to do

Top Summer Activities

Find free attractions, outdoor adventures, wildlife encounters, underground adventure, on the water fun, Middle-earth movie magic and more

Upcoming Events

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Accommodation

Experiences

Eat and Drink