The Waikato region is readily accessible and easy to get around, whether flying in, driving, or travelling by train or bus. Self-drive is the most popular option and most attractions are within a comfortable hour’s drive of Hamilton city, while Hamilton Airport services flights throughout New Zealand.

Super Shuttle, Hamilton, New Zealand

All Transport Options

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Hamilton Airport, Hamilton, New Zealand

Air Services & Transfers

Acting as a gateway to the Waikato and the Central North Island, Hamilton Airport has frequent direct domestic flights to major cities, tourist hotspots and most destinations within New Zealand
Shuttle Services, Hamilton & Waikato

Regional Tours & Transport

Tour companies, shuttle services, rental cars, campervan hire, coach services, chartered flights and more are all on offer
Campervan hire, Hamilton, New Zealand

Rental Vehicles

Find a rental car or motorhome in the Waikato
Kiwirail train, New Zealand

Rail Travel

Rail offers a convenient alternative to driving that opens up different scenic views of the countryside and the region’s towns.
Transport, Hamilton, Waikato New Zealand

Road Links

The Waikato region has an extensive and well maintained roading network, including major state highways.

Driving safely in New Zealand

Driving in New Zealand can be very different to driving in other countries and it’s important to understand our rules for driving in New Zealand before you get behind the wheel here

Thermal Explorer Highway Touring Route

The Waikato region is part of the Thermal Explorer Highway – a touring route which exits Auckland and takes in Waikato, Rotorua and Taupo.