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.

Mother's Day Ideas

Spoil your mum this Mother's day with these special promotions and events on in the Waikato. From High Tea to unforgettable adventures and free attractions on offer too, there will be something for every mum.

Top 10 Autumn Activities in the Waikato

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

Mighty Local

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

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.

2021 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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