Hamilton and Waikato

  • Bag End, Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata, NZ

    Discover the real Middle-earth

  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves, NZ

    Things to do

  • Blue Spring, Putaruru, Waikato

    Top walking trails

  • Explore Hamilton Gardens

  • GB Lions v Tonga

  • Hauraki Rail Trail, Te Aroha, NZ

    Get on your bike

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.

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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...

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...
Indian Char Bagh Garden, Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton, Waikato

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.

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.

2019 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.

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