• Spirit Cave, Waitomo
  • Surfer catching a wave, Raglan – Waikato


This diverse and interesting region awaits you…

Situated in the heart of the North Island the Hamilton & Waikato region encompasses New Zealand’s fourth largest city, Hamilton, with it’s internationally acclaimed Hamilton Gardens, the country’s longest river, the Waikato River, Hobbiton Movie Set and the world famous Waitomo Caves with its glowworms 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.