Hamilton and Waikato

  • Blue Spring, Putaruru, Waikato

    Top walking trails

  • Bag End, Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata, NZ

    Experience the real Middle-earth

  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves, NZ

    Discover Waitomo Glowworm Caves

  • Explore the Lost World Cave

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.

Aranui Cave Couple and family, Waitomo, Waikato

School Holidays

Keep the kids entertained these Winter school holiday with a range of great family friendly activities, free attractions, holiday programmes, top events and much more in the Waikato region.

Welcome back to the Waikato Video

Check out some of our awesome tourism operators who are looking forward to seeing you soon!

Waikato is open for exploration!

See new things in familiar places!

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.

2020 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.
Bridal veil falls, Waikato Walks, Raglan, NZ

Free Attractions

The diverse 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.

Upcoming Events

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Accommodation

Experiences

Eat and Drink