Situated in the heart of the North Island the diverse Hamilton & Waikato region encompasses New Zealand’s fourth largest city, the country’s longest river, and the world famous Waitomo Caves with its glow-worms and adventure tourism activities. Well-known for its nature-based tourism, underground adventure and off-the-beaten track experiences the Hamilton & Waikato region offers something for every traveller from the stunning black sand surf beaches of Raglan to Hamilton’s vibrant café scene and the rolling hills and majestic forests that shape the landscape.
Heart of the Central North
The Hamilton & Waikato Region’s proximity to other destinations makes it the perfect base for exploring the central north island. From Rotorua’s thermal attractions and trout fishing at Taupo or skiing on Mt Ruapehu, to the white sand beaches of the Coromandel and Bay of Plenty and the many charms of Auckland, Hamilton city provides the gateway to some of New Zealand’s top tourist locations.more
At the heart of the Hamilton & Waikato region are its towns and main city of Hamilton, one of New Zealand’s fastest growing and most vibrant cities. All come with great shops and galleries, fantastic eateries with top events and visitor attractions to match. more
Rich Cultural History
Cloaked in centuries of cultural heritage, the Hamilton and Waikato region is a magical place where history comes alive. It’s a place where a proud heritage and settlement runs as deep as the river that flows through it. more
Diverse Natural Wonders
The Hamilton & Waikato region is a unique one, blessed with natural wonders that evoke an ancient New Zealand. From the famous black sand beaches in the west and bush-clad Mt Te Aroha in the east, to the region’s cultural heart in the north and the superb Waitomo Caves in the south, the region offers up a truly diverse natural wonderland.