Welcome to Waikato, home to beautiful landscapes, rich fertile countryside, fascinating underground vistas and Middle Earth.
Blessed with a temperate climate, the Waikato region boasts spectacular gardens, wonderful golf courses, world renowned thoroughbred studs and a peaceful, rural setting framing even its largest city.
Easily accessible by main roads through stunning scenery, make sure Waikato is on your ‘must see’ list of New Zealand destinations.
Explore Waikato’s lush countryside
Take a native bush walk
Stroll the Hamilton Gardens
Journey to Hobbiton in Matamata, Waikato’s home to the Lord of the Rings
Experience delicious cuisine, fine wines and a cosmopolitan café culture:
Sample the fare in one of Cambridge’s charming cafes
Sample great menus at a huge variety of restaurants
Take a chance at Hamilton’s casino
Discover Adventure and Action
Visit Waitomo’s underground caves
Go blackwater rafting
Surf the left hand break at Raglan
Take part in one of Waikato’s Festivals or Sporting Events
Make a trip to the New Zealand National Agricultural Field Days
Watch rugby at Rugby Park
Stop and smell the roses in Te Awamutu
Waikato has everything to offer the serious adventure seeker, holiday makers looking for peace and quiet or anyone wanting to experience a small piece of New Zealand paradise.