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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

Short Escapes in Hamilton & Waikato

Short Escapes in Hamilton & Waikato

From underground wonders & ancient forests to top cycle trails and free attractiopns, all within a short distance of the creature comforts – there is plenty on offer for a summer escape in the Hamilton & Waikato region.

The region boasts a range of outdoor activities from exploring Hobbit holes to great walking trails or relaxing in mineral spas. For the perfect beachside escape head west to Raglan and if the world famous Waitomo Caves is on the agenda, exhilarating black water rafting, abseils and zip lines through the amazing underground chambers is a great way to spend a few hours. Read more and plan your next trip here

A trip to the Hamilton & Waikato region isn’t complete without a few days spent exploring by bike. There are hundreds of kilometres of trail to discover, from easy family rides such as the Hauraki Rail Trail and Te Awa River Ride to the more challenging like the Waikato River Trails and Timber Trail, each providing easy access and a range of supporting accommodation, dining and activity options to enjoy off the trail. Plan your next cycling escape here




Upcoming Events

Waikato Events, Bike Festival Waikato
Gear Up for Summer Bike Festival
28th Sept – 2nd Nov

Grab your bike and head out for the Gear Up for Summer Bike Festival. With 40 different biking events on throughout t... more

Hamilton Events, Events in Waikato
Fireworks Displays

When it comes to Guy Fawkes and Fireworks displays the Hamilton & Waikato region has a few hidden sparklers that woul... more

Events in Waikato, Whats on Waikato
The Taniwha
Saturday 8th November

The Taniwha is the Hamilton & Waikato region’s newest sporting event held along the banks of the mighty Waikato River. more

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Plan your trip

Hobbiton Movie Set Tours
Hobbiton Movie Set Tours

Experience the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Your guided tour starts with a drive through our picturesque 1,250 acre sheep farm wi... more

Lost World 4 Hr Option - 100m Abseil & Cave Exploration
Lost World 4 Hr Option - 100m Abseil & Cave Exploration

The descent takes around 30 minutes of 4 hours required. Abseil alongside your instructor who provides information, reassurance...and a backup safety tether. Imagine freehanging in a massive void..bouncing a bit & tur... more

Sudima Hamilton
Sudima Hamilton

Only a 5 minute drive to Claudelands Events Centre and within walking distance of many restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops, this hotel is housed in an iconic 1876 historic building, offering 47 well appointed rooms wit... 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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