Bowl & Social
Hamilton's only Tenpin bowling alley, Bowl & Social at SkyCity Hamilton boasts world-class bowling technology, TimeZone games and a kitchen & bar. This indoor activity is great for family and friend groups, and perfect for the school holidays.
The Waikato Museum tells the stories of the Waikato region through visual art, social history, Maori stories and science. The museum boasts a variety of permanent and changing exhibitions as well as interactive and educational exhibitions perfect for kids of all ages.
While it is technically an outdoor activity, when you are deep underground in the Waitomo Caves, it can feel like you are indoors. With a variety of walking tours available, open rain or shine, a caving adventure is an all-weather activity. For the more adventurous, check out the great black water rafting, abseiling and ziplining tours also available in Waitomo.
Take on one of Escapist's immersive themed escape rooms and see if you can escape in time. Then refuel after with a coffee and cake in the cafe whilst playing some board games.
From movie theatres to shopping for everyone in the family, its easy to while away a few hours indoors at one of Hamilton City’s shopping malls, including on of NZ's largest shopping complexes - The Base.
Indoor rockclimbing in Hamilton is a great indoor family friendly activity, suitable for all ages and fitness levels.
At Leap in Hamilton City all ages will have fun leaping around the indoor trampoline park.
Otorohanga Kiwi House
All day viewing of our native Kiwi in the Otorohanga Kiwi House nocturnal enclosure – plus a variety of other native birdlife.
From high tea at NZ's only tea plantation, Zealong Tea Estate, to locally brewed beer at Good George Brewery and a variety of award winning restaurants and eateries throughout the Waikato - winter if the perfect time to enjoy some gourmet delights.
Located in the same building as Leap, Megazone is an awesome game of laser tag.
Check out the indoor mini golf course located inside Centre Place in Hamilton, complete with moving animated creatures around the 18-hole course.
Regional Museums and Art Galleries
The Hamilton & Waikato region has a variety of great local museums and art galleries dotted around its towns. From the Waitomo Museum of Caves and the Te Awamutu museum to the Wallace Gallery Morrinsville, Arts Post and more – a great indoor activity option.