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Welcome to the Mighty Waikato

  • Top Autumn Activities in the Waikato

    Make the most of the autumn in the Waikato with so much to see and do from destination playgrounds and stunning gardens to underground wonders, interactive exhibitions and Middle-earth movie magic.

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  • Top walking trails

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

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  • Bag End, Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata, NZ

    Experience the real Middle-earth

    If the Shire is at the heart of Middle-earth, then the Waikato is at the heart of the Shire.

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  • Waitomo Glowworms Cave

    Underground Wonders

    Weirdly wonderful, an underground world of limestone caves lies below the native forest and farmland of the Waitomo region in the Waikato.

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Welcome to the Mighty Waikato

Official tourism, destinations and events website for Waikato.

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Events in the Waikato

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12 Jun
Our Moon: Then, Now & Beyond

Explore the moon’s past, present and future in Our Moon: Then, Now & Beyond at Waikato Museum.

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See & do in Waikato

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Eat & drink in Waikato

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.

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