Hamilton-Waikato Itinerary Suggestions

Situated in the heart of the North Island the Hamilton & Waikato region has a number of unique ‘must- do’ experiences and attractions on offer including Wa

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 (the Waikato River), and the world famous Waitomo Caves with its glowworms and adventure tourism activities. Well-known for its nature-based adventures 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 pastoral hills and majestic forests that shape the landscape.

Some suggested itineraries for experiencing the Hamilton & Waikato region are listed below

Quintessentially Kiwi
Explore the region’s hidden gems and a slice of quintessential, and slightly quirky, kiwi life. From caving and ‘kiwiana’ to surf breaks and natural hot pools, don’t miss these classic NZ experiences...
More Info: www.hamiltonwaikato.com/itineraries

The finer things in life
A glimpse into NZ’s past as well as the future through architectural icons, prehistoric landscapes, museums, artisan producers and charming rural towns...
More Info: www.hamiltonwaikato.com/itineraries

Nature Lovers
Ideal for those keen on outdoor pursuits but who are also after a cup of good coffee and a nice, hot shower after a day’s exploring ancient volcanic ranges, picturesque waterfalls and underground caverns...
More Info: www.hamiltonwaikato.com/itineraries

Day Tripper Options
These itinerary suggestions are perfect for those looking for activities and attractions within the region that only take a day to enjoy. From family fun in Hamilton to history and heritage in North Waikato or cycling adventures in South Waikato….
More Info: www.hamiltonwaikato.com/itineraries

Thermal Explorer Highway
The Hamilton & Waikato region is part of the Thermal Explorer Highway which journeys through the heart of the central north island, encountering some of NZ’s best, and most diverse, landscapes along the way including underground caves, bubbling mud pools and mighty rivers and lakes. Plus, of course, friendly locals and unique attractions like Hobbiton Movie Set...
More Info: Thermal Explorer Highway

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