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Indoor Activity Options

From tenpin bowling and interactive exhibitions to mini golf and world famous caves – There are a variety of indoor activity options, perfect for all weather, in the Waikato region.

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. 

Bowl & Social SKYCITY Hamilton, NZ
Bowl & Social SKYCITY Hamilton
SKYCITY Hamilton Bowl & Social

Waikato Museum

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. 

Waitomo Caves

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. 

Ruakuri Cave, Waitomo
Waitomo Adventures Haggas Honking Holes
Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Discover Waitomo, New Zealand


The Base Shopping Centre

The Base Shopping Centre

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

Indoor rockclimbing in Hamilton is a great indoor family friendly activity, suitable for all ages and fitness levels.

Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park, Otorohanga, NZ

Otorohanga Kiwi House

Trampoline Parks

At Leap in Hamilton City all ages will have fun leaping around the indoor trampoline park.

High tea at Zealong, Gordonton, NZ

Zealong Tea Estate

Otorohanga Kiwi House

All day viewing of our native Kiwi in the Otorohanga Kiwi House nocturnal enclosure – plus a variety of other native birdlife.

Gourmet Delights

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.

Mini Golf

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 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.