Quintessentially Kiwi

Check out these quintessentially kiwi activities in the Hamilton & Waikato Region!

Delve into some traditional kiwi activities in the Hamilton & Waikato region....

Kiwiana Walk – Otorohanga proudly celebrates all things kiwi. The Kiwiana walk through this iconic town will take you past the giant kiwi sculpture and through the Ed Hillary walkway – an arcade display of popular NZ culture, heroes and heritage.

Dig your own hot pool! – Visit Kawhia’s black sand beach at low tide to dig your own hot pool and soak up the warmth from the naturally heated water.

Toothbrush Fence - This quirky fence in the rural countryside of Te Pahu adorns a colourful variety of toothbrushes! Add your toothbrush to the increasing hoard, which includes bristles from Helen Clark and Flight of the Concords’ Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement.

Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park – With a guaranteed sighting of a kiwi and New Zealand’s largest dome aviary, the Otorohanga Kiwi House & Native Bird Park is a must for any bird lover. Experience a night-time encounter on the Kiwi Watch tour.

Equine Walk of Fame – Take the equine walk of fame to discover the historic horses that have made Cambridge legendary in international thoroughbred racing, including the iconic kiwi horse Sir Tristram.

Farmers Markets - Sample the freshest, home-grown produce at the local Farmers Market – a growing trend in New Zealand and a great way to experience the kiwi way of life. Farmers Markets in Hamilton, Cambridge and Te Awamutu offer an array of delicious produce including fruit, vegetables, preserves, cheese, honey and meat. 

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