Welcome back to the Mighty Waikato

You can't leave the country, but you can still come to middle-earth!

The Mighty Waikato is ready to welcome meeting planners back to Hamilton & the Waikato region. Whether it's a small 12 person meeting, or a conference in 2022, we encourage organisers to meet in the Mighty Waikato. The Waikato is easy to get to, we have versatile flexible venues, lots of space, and Mighty places including Hobbiton™ Movie Set, Waitomo Caves, Hamilton Gardens and Raglan.

The people working in the Business Events and Conference space in Hamilton & the Waikato region would like to reassure organisers that they will receive the same personalised friendly service they have come to expect from the Mighty Waikato business events family. People you can trust, people who work in partnership with you and with each other to deliver your meetings safely and professionally. 

Contact us, the region's business events experts. We have extensive knowledge about venues, suppliers and activities throughout the Waikato region. Best of all our services are free!

Contact us now for more information: businessevents@waikatonz.com

How we can assist your planning

Business Events Waikato offers free, impartial advice and assistance to help with the organisation of an outstanding event in Hamilton and the greater Waikato region.

Our People

Hear the inspiring back-stories from some of our local operators.

Getting to our Place

Many popular attractions are within a comfortable hour’s drive of Hamilton city, so self-drive is a popular option with many car hire companies on hand to assist if need be. Hamilton and the Waikato is readily accessible – easy to reach and to get around. Flying in, travelling by train or bus are all options.

Conferencing in the Waikato

The Waikato is a wondrous, vital place with a touch of magic. The underground wonder of the glow worm-studded Waitomo Caves, and the middle-earth movie magic of Hobbiton Movie Set are on the doorstep of the region’s main city of Hamilton.

Business Events Directory

View & download a copy of the 2020 Business Events Directory here.

Conference & Function Venues

Extensive stand-alone conference and function venues, to accommodation with on-site facilities, lodges and retreats, the Hamilton & Waikato region has a range of options.

Accommodation

Inner city hotels are supported by a selection of motels and self-contained apartments, while rural stays, luxury lodgings and boutique hotels and motels are on offer throughout the wider region

Activities & Attractions

From outdoor and underground adventure activities that will push the boundaries and evoke friendly competition through to relaxing escapes, the Hamilton & Waikato region has an abundance of activities and experiences to choose from.

Support Services

The Hamilton & Waikato region has a history of planning and hosting world-class events of all sizes so it is no wonder the support services available to business event organisers is also world-class.

Business Events Toolkit

Your toolkit for Business Events, including the Business Events Waikato Directory, promotional resources and image gallery.