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The mighty Waikato – a place where lush green rolling hills meet a commitment to sustainability and responsible tourism. Here in the heart of the North Island, we invite you to embark on a journey of discovery that leaves a light footprint on this special place.

With so many local businesses focused on minimizing their impact on the environment and embracing the Tiaki Promise to care for people and place, there are countless ways to explore the Waikato with a clear conscience.

Be inspired with a light footprint itinerary, delve into the inspiring sustainability initiatives that thrive in the mighty Waikato, proving that tourism and conservation can go hand in hand and read the stories of those who have made it their mission to protect and cherish this remarkable region.

Explore the Waikato with a light heart, knowing that your adventure contributes to the wellbeing of our people and place.

Light Footprint Weekender - 2 day itinerary

Embark on a two-day regenerative and sustainable travel journey through the mighty Waikato. This thoughtfully crafted itinerary seamlessly combines eco-conscious activities and breathtaking sights, all while minimising your environmental footprint.
Light Footprint Weekender

Sustainable shopping options abound in the Waikato

If you’re the kind of traveller who prefers to tread lightly on the planet during your journey, you’ll find the Waikato wonderfully in tune with your flow.
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EV Charger Map

Looking for electric vehicle charging stations in the Waikato? Find electric vehicle charging stations in the Waikato region
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Tiaki in Waitomo

Tiaki means to care for people and place. New Zealanders inherently have a special connection to the land, and want to help visitors travel safely and conscientiously.
Tiaki in Waitomo

Tiaki Promise

New Zealand is precious, and everyone who lives and travels here has a responsibility to look after it. Care for New Zealand was created through a collective desire to share a connection to the natural world, inspiring and helping visitors to travel safely and conscientiously.
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