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


  • Hamilton City

  • sunset at Raglan Beach, Raglan, New Zealand


Welcome to the Hamilton & Waikato Region

A geographically and culturally diverse region, the Hamilton & Waikato region has a range of activities and attractions to suit all ages and tastes.

The Timber Trail, Cycling, Waitomo, NZ

Cycle Trails

There are hundreds of kilometres of trail to discover, offering riders a close-up look at the region's picturesque scenery and fascinating past. From the Waikato River Trails and the Timber Trail to the Hauraki Rail Trail, the Te Awa River Ride and many more...
Hamilton Airport, Hamilton, New Zealand

Fly to Hamilton

Acting as a gateway to Hamilton & Waikato and the Central North Island, Hamilton International Airport has frequent direct domestic flights to major cities, tourist hotspots and most destinations within New Zealand

Short Escapes

Magic is closer than you think, from Middle-earth movie magic to underground wonders, plus much more. Plan your escape to the Mighty Waikato.

Bridal veil falls, Waikato Walks, Raglan, NZ
Top Pick

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.
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...

Lost World, Waitomo Adventures, Waitomo, New Zealand

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.



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