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.

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.

Mighty Local

Mighty Local – our space where we proudly promote and profile everything local across the Mighty Waikato region.

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.

COVID-19 - Important Information

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).
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