The Waikato region is now at Orange. For more information visit → covid19.govt.nz

Hamilton and Waikato

  • Hakarimata Summit Track, Hakarimata Scenic Reserve

    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.

Pick your own berries - Waikato NZ

Pick Your Own Fruit

Fruit never tastes better than when it is freshly picked, and with the array of orchards in the Waikato region offering ‘pick your own’ options, it makes for a great family day out.
Marokopa Falls, Waitomo

Waikato Waterfalls

From short tracks that provide stunning waterfalls, to hikes, there is a perfect destination for all waterfall lovers in the Waikato.

Mighty Local

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

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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