Due to the recent heavy rainfall, a number of roads and walking/cycling tracks in the Waikato are closed. If you are travelling to or through the Waikato region, please visit Waka Kotahi’s Journey Planner website for up-to-date roading information and check the local Council’s Facebook page for the latest updates and advice.

Why Waikato

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.

Known as the beating heart of New Zealand, this central region is one of world’s richest agricultural and pastoral areas. It’s also a region that pulsates on the business, academic, sporting, produce and recreation front. World-changers, local innovators, inspiring champions, and general salt-of-the-earth people are all proud to call the Waikato home.

The mighty Waikato region is a place of powerful possibilities. Come and discover the magic and enjoy.

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