Māori tourism offers you a unique insight to the world that has shaped our land, its Māori people, their traditions and culture. Our scenic beauty provides the 'ooooh' factor for your New Zealand experience, Māori provide the 'aaaah' factor. At the heart of it all is the care of our visitors. You may arrive as a stranger, but you will leave Aotearoa New Zealand as members of our whānau (family). We give you our stories. We give you our treasures. We give you our world.
Nā reira, nau mai, haere mai!
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
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