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Hamilton and 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.
From short tracks that provide stunning waterfalls, to hikes, there is a perfect destination for all waterfall lovers in the Waikato.
From indulgent treats to keep you warm, to outdoor adventures, activities for the whole family and much more, check out the top 10 winter activities to do in the Waikato region below:
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.
Find regional information, accommodation, transport and activity listings, plus a regional map and more in the Hamilton & Waikato Official Regional Visitor Guide.
These are unprecedented times for our visitor sector. Our region has been significantly impacted across all areas – international visitor arrivals, corporate business events and travel, major events and all businesses who serve the visitor economy (hospitality, accommodation, retail, transport, venues and tourism operators).