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

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Hamilton Domestic Airport


+64 21 478 471

Canyonz has been operating for more than 10 years offering North Island guided canyoning trips through some of the most beautiful landscape New Zealand has to offer. The owners aim to make it not just the best canyoning trip in New Zealand, but the best 'true adventure' experience in the country! With their expertise and enthusiasm for outdoor adventure they will guarantee your experience is positively mind blowing. Canyonz is ranked one of the top activities in New Zealand on Tripadvisor and received a certificate of excellence three years in a row.

Manaaki Adventures

+64 21 158 6984

Manaaki Adventures is a New Zealand based outdoors experience tour company delivering guided adventure tours designed specifically for students. We provide exciting and safe experiences that allow students to build self-esteem, confidence, leadership skills and the ability to work as part of a team.

Novotel Tainui Hamilton

+64 7 838 1366

Make yourself at home in 4-star comfort at Novotel Hamilton Tainui hotel in the city centre. Start your day fresh with breakfast from the buffet in the light-filled restaurant or on the terrace adjacent to the Waikato River. Contemporary décor and natural light make your room a haven whether you're working or holidaying at Novotel.

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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