• It's just magic!

  • It's just magic!

  • It's just magic!

  • Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata, NZ

    It's just magic!

  • It's just magic!

Explore your own backyard this summer - it's just magic!

Cycle Trails

A trip to the Waikato region isn’t complete without a few days spent exploring by bike. There are hundreds of kilometres of trail to discover, offering riders a close-up look at the region's picturesque scenery and fascinating past.
Bag End, Hobbiton Movie Set, Matamata, NZ

Middle-earth Movie Magic

Discover movie magic with a tour of Hobbiton Movie Set near Matamata
Raglan Surfing School, Raglan, New Zealand

Raglan

With its black sand, fine surfing, tranquil harbour and laidback vibe, Raglan is a unique and relatively unknown slice of Kiwi heaven.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Discover Waitomo, New Zealand

Waitomo Caves and Surrounds

From spectacular underground caves to the wild coast, Waitomo and its surrounding landscape offer an experience that is unlike any other.

Experiences

A geographically and culturally diverse area, the Waikato region has a range of activities and attractions to suit all ages and tastes - from surfing world-class breaks and crawling through caves to wine tasting and heritage trails. Check out the articles below for a more in-depth look at some of the region’s top activities & attractions.

Eat and Drink

Fresh and local products and produce is best and the Waikato region is the place to make the most of some of New Zealand’s best. Enjoy award-winning cheese and wine, sample fresh produce such as asparagus or blueberries, browse at the numerous farmers markets, and dine at top cafes and restaurants.

Events

The Waikato region has established itself as a leading events centre and the yearly line-up shows just why. From international sporting matches to art festivals, expos, concerts and more, not to mention annual events such as the Balloons Over Waikato Festival, National Agricultural Fieldays, Kawhia Kai Festival, NZ Sevens and Soundsplash just to name a few.
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Hot Deals

Grab a deal or discount on everything from activities & entertainment to accommodation and dining in the Waikato region.

It's just magic!

The mighty Waikato has a number of magical experiences right on your doorstep. But don’t just take our word for it – check out the below videos featuring fellow locals and their fav spots.

Waikato Cycle Trails

Hamilton Gardens

Hobbiton Movie Set

Raglan

Waitomo Caves

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