Travel to Hamilton & Waikato

Hamilton & Waikato Hamilton & Waikato
Hamilton & Waikato

Well-know for its nature-based tourism, under-ground adventure, Middle-Earth movie magic and mighty Waikato River, the Hamilton & Waikato region offers something for everyone, from stunning black sand surf beaches, rolling hills and ancient blush-clad mountains to a vibrant cafe scene and iconic events.

Hamilton is at the heart of the region offering a rich cultural mix and vibrant center, making it the ideal place to experience the kiwi lifestyle. Arts and culture form an important part of the city’s makeup with the Waikato Museum paying homage to Hamilton’s past and the present through its exhibitions. Outdoor enthusiasts might be tempted to kayak or take a scenic cruise on the Waikato River or take in the sights from a hot air balloon, then again, they may want to simply stroll along the riverside or play a round of golf at one of the top courses in and around the city.

Waitomo is located one hour south of Hamilton, where the mystical world of Waitomo awaits. Millions of years in the making, the Waitomo Caves provide an underground playground. Below the surface, visitors can get up close to the stunning limestone formations and enjoy a magical boat rude under thousands of twinkling glowworms. The more adventurous at heart can enjoy abseiling, black water rafting, ziplining and climbing through the cave systems.

Matamata is home to the ‘real Middle-Earth’ as seen in the epic adaptation of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movie trilogies. Visitors can walk in Peter Jackson’s footsteps and hear how movie magic was made on a guided tour through Hobbiton Movie Set.


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