Hamilton – Waikato

The Waikato is well known for its nature-based tourism, underground wonders, Middle-earth movie magic and iconic Waikato River. Explore Hamilton (Kirikiriroa) City’s urban attractions, the stunning black sand surf beaches of Raglan, and ancient bush-clad mountains. The region is home to the iconic Waitomo Caves and Hamilton Gardens while parkland and mountain ranges offer fantastic walking, hiking and cycling trails. A slice of the ‘real Middle-earth’ can be found near Matamata at Hobbiton Movie Set. Find out more at hamiltonwaikato.com

Major Centres: 

Hamilton
Waitomo
Cambridge

Airports: 

Hamilton Domestic Airport

Pa Harakeke

+64 7 929 8708

Pa Harakeke offers a range of services including quality chalet accommodation, shuttle services, bike hire, baggage transfers and secure parking are popular with mountain nike riders who ride the 85km Timber Trail. Trampers completing the King Country section of the Te Araroa Trail also call in. The traditional Pa site and cultural walkway is also popular.

Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari

+64 7 870 5180

Come and experience for yourself the New Zealand environment the way it is used to be - an ancient, vibrant pest-free forest alive with native wildlife including many of New Zealand's rarest and most endangered plants, insects, birds and fish. Step into another world where ancient New Zealand forest towers majestically above well maintained walking tracks and the air is filled with birdsong. Enjoy a variety of guided or unguided bush walks. Experience a restored and functioning Waikato wetland; home to our Takahe and our Tuatarium.

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