RegionAll The Coromandel Bay of Plenty Tairāwhiti Gisborne Hawke's Bay Ruapehu Taupo Rotorua Waikato
Only 15 minutes’ drive from Raglan, the spectacular 55-metre-high Bridal Veil Falls, also known as the Wairēinga Falls is a popular Waikato walking track. The Wairēinga/Bridal Veil Falls walk is an easy 10 minute walk through native bush, following the Pakoka River for most of the way, to two viewing platforms at the top, both providing stunning vistas and ample photo opportunities of the plunging white falls flanked by grey rock and green bush.
Near Waitomo, Marokopa Falls is an easy 20 minute return walk which passes through native tawa and nikau forest to reach the viewing platform for the falls. At 35m high, the Marokopa falls are said to be one of the most beautiful in the country and are well worth a visit.
The Waikato River is the life blood of the region and a playground for jet boaters, kayakers, rowers and boaties who particularly enjoy getting out on the picturesque hydrolakes such as Lake Karapiro and Arapuni. Take in the river views on a relaxing walk, cycle or on a boat cruise, with multiple access points in the heart of Hamilton CBD.
Te Waihou Walkway is a stunning 4.7km (one way) scenic walk through farmland, along the river and through natural bush to the picturesque Blue Spring. The spring is fed from the Mamaku Plateau where the water takes up to 100 years to filter through; the resulting water is so pure and clean that it produces a beautiful blue colour while being virtually clear.
Lake District Adventures is a small, family run business located in the South Waikato region on the shores of stunning Lake Karapiro. We offer mountain bike, kayak and SUP hire, along with kayak glow worm tours and guided mountain bike tours. We also provide shuttle services along the Waikato River Trail and to other trails in surrounding areas.
We are committed to delivering superior customer service in every instance. To us, our customers are our number one priority and we aim to pay meticulous attention to each and everyone's needs and wants. We are privileged to be able to share our amazing local area and strive to offer the highest levels of professionalism and experience.
We provide only “slow” tourism. Our emphasis is on quality not throughput.
Over 30 years ago Waitomo Adventures pioneered the fantastic Lost World as a new kind
of exciting adventure.
Its huge success led us to establish our unique range of six amazing underground adventures.
This means we can help clients to find the caving activity most suited to them.
Our safety record is exemplary with systems proven over many years.
Our activities are both Qualmark and Outdoorsmark certified.
If you enjoy unspoilt nature on her own terms & if you want a challenging & rewarding experience these adventures are for you
Cornerstone Alpaca Stud (est.2006) offers the unique experience to get up close and personal with NZ's cutest and fluffiest Alpacas. Our fun-filled Farm Tours will show the visitors our passion with alpacas. Farm Tours are suitable for both large and small groups on one of the largest NZ alpaca farms. Visitors will learn what makes these adorable animals so special and get an exclusive chance to feed the alpacas in their paddocks. We offer various packages to suit everyone. Contact us for more information. Our shop offers a large variety of NZ made alpaca products. We are conveniently located on a popular tourist route.
The very first Days Hotel & Suites by Wyndham to open in New Zealand has now taken up residence in the lovely and elegant property on the corner of Victoria and Collingwood Streets. Situated in the pulsating heart of Hamilton’s bustling CBD, the Days Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Hamilton, is a modern hotel set in a historic 19th-century building, offering rooms and suites that fit every kind of traveller. Days Hotel Hamilton puts guests in the heart of the action. It offers 69 guest rooms and suites, each featuring a full range of amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning & heating, wall mounted flat screen TV’s, and environmentally friendly bathroom amenities.
Join us and experience the real Middle-earth™ at the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where, in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire™, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.
Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did. Your guide will then escort you around the 12 acre set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made.
To conclude your Middle-earth™ experience, you will visit the world-famous Green Dragon™ Inn, where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ beverage.
Our awesome Waitomo adventure is tucked away “off the beaten track” on our family farm and we LOVE it that way and so do our guests.
Avoid the tourist crowds - our 3 hour guided tours are for small and private group tours.
You can explore magical glow worm displays and stunning limestone formations in their purest form and at your own pace.
With no concrete paths or electric lighting, this is a genuine wilderness experience.
Our staff are friendly and approachable, so there is never a worry with a special request, advice on what to do, or just general chit chat.