Welcome to the Industry Site for Hamilton & Waikato Tourism. This site is designed to keep our local tourism industry up to date with the latest news, industry events and activities happening in the Waikato region.

Waikato River Trails, Cycling, Waikato, NZ

Latest News

Find out the latest industry news from Hamilton & Waikato Tourism

Industry Events & Activities

Keep up to date with industry events and activities happening in the region

COVID-19 - Important Information

These are unprecedented times for our visitor sector. Our region has been significantly impacted across all areas – international visitor arrivals, corporate business events and travel, major events and all businesses who serve the visitor economy (hospitality, accommodation, retail, transport, venues and tourism operators).
Balloons over Waikato Festival, Hamilton

Regional Events Fund

Today, we were excited and grateful for the Government announcement providing further detail around the $50 million Regional Events Fund.
Kakepuku Mountain Track, Te Awamutu, Waikato

Support & Resources

Training resources, online tips and industry support for your business
Waikato River, Waikato, New Zealand

Tourism Opportunities Plan

The Waikato region is New Zealand’s fifth largest tourism region, with $1.3 billion in visitor expenditure. The Hamilton and Waikato Visitor Strategy 2014 aims to grow visitor expenditure in this region from $1 billion in 2014 to $1.35 billion in 2025. This goal requires clear strategies to identify the tourism opportunities that have the greatest potential to drive growth, yield and dispersal in the region.
The Mighty Waikato Brand

Our Story - The Mighty Waikato

Bringing together our key attributes plus a sense of people and place, our brand story reflects who we are as a region and showcases the Waikato’s unique visitor proposition.

Image & Video Library

View our online image library to access stunning Waikato imagery for promotional and editorial use
Te Waihou Walkway, Blue Spring, Putaruru

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Getting Involved

Find out how you can get involved and leverage off existing activities