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Hamilton & Waikato

The Hamilton & Waikato Region is situated in the North Island of New Zealand. The region’s main city of Hamilton provides an ideal gateway to the wider region and the visitor hotspots of the Central North Island with domestic flights to most New Zealand destinations and excellent roading links.  find out more

Hamilton & Waikato

The Hamilton & Waikato Region is situated in the North Island of New Zealand. The region’s main city of Hamilton provides an ideal gateway to the wider region and the visitor hotspots of the Central North Island with domestic flights to most New Zealand destinations and excellent roading links.  find out more

Walking Trails

Things to do in Waikato

From casual strolls along the river to overnight bush excursions and winding mountain tracks the Hamilton & Waikato region has a variety of walking trails to suit everyone.

Meander alongside the Waikato River or get the pulse racing climbing to an inspirational mountain top view. There is everything from gentle jaunts on well laid out tracks to more ambitious hikes including overnight hut stays – and it’s all easily accessible.

Popular trails include the Blue Spring near Putaruru, with water so pure it supplies over 70% of NZ’s bottled water; Marokopa Falls near Waitomo, described as the most beautiful falls in NZ; The Hakarimata Summit track, popular for the challenging stair climb, plus many many more.

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On your bike

The region is heaven for cyclists, whether on or off road. Home to cycling greats such as Olympic gold medalist Sarah Ulmer, the Hamilton & Waikato cycleways range from quite country roads to a variety of mountain biking tracks including three of the New Zealand Great Rides. For more on cycleways in the regions visit our Hamilton & Waikato cycle trails page here




Upcoming Events

Events in Hamilton
Mamma Mia
19th June – 4th July

Mamma Mia, the story that has captivated over 54 million people worldwide will be brought to Hamilton’s Founders Thea... more

Waikato Events, Events in Hamilton
Matariki Events

Matariki is known as the Maori New Year and is marked by the rising of the cluster of stars named Pleiades. Matariki ... more

Hamilton Events, Events in Waikato
Karioi Classic Mountain Bike Challenge
Sunday 26 July

Take in Raglan's stunning vistas of farmland and ocean while conquering the Karioi Classic. Challenge yourself on thi... more

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Plan your trip

Ruakuri Cave - Underground Adventure
Ruakuri Cave - Underground Adventure

Discover a world where nature meets technology. A cave experience like no other, Ruakuri Cave solved the challenge of respecting the spirit of local culture, as well as protecting the environment by creating stunn... more

Waikato River Explorer
Waikato River Explorer

Discover the heart of the Waikato and experience the year round beauty and tranquil water of the Waikato River on board the Waikato River Explorer. Enjoy a relaxing scenic cruise or join us for the afternoon on a w... more

Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park
Otorohanga Kiwi House and Native Bird Park

The Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park has been dedicated to the breeding and conservation of rare & endangered NZ birds and reptiles for over 40 years. The non-profit Wildlife Park displays Kiwi birds with all... more

Visit i-SITE Visitor Centres for on-the-ground friendly and free information on local attractions, transport and accommodation. more

Hamilton & Waikato

The Hamilton & Waikato Region is situated in the North Island of New Zealand. The region’s main city of Hamilton provides an ideal gateway to the wider region and the visitor hotspots of the Central North Island with domestic flights to most New Zealand destinations and excellent roading links.  find out more

Hamilton, New Zealand

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