With the city of Hamilton as the hub and a network of smaller towns across the region, each with its own charms, the Hamilton & Waikato Region has an experience to suit, whether that takes you underground, onto the water or even high in the air.
Situated 50 minutes north east of Hamilton is Te Aroha. Nestled at the foot of its mountain namesake, the historic Spa Town is famous for its natural hot soda water springs, gold mining and mountain hiking and biking trails. more
The aptly themed Matamata i-SITE on the main street is a clear indication of where you are, in prime Middle-earth territory, with the Hobbiton Movie Set just down the road. With the perfect combination of hillsides and plains, Matamata, meaning headland in Maori, has its rural roots in the equine and dairying industries. more