Hamilton and Waikato are well known for the Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set and…a lot of farmland.

But did you know that the land surrounding the Mighty Waikato River has a lot more to offer? From picturesque country towns, glow worms and waterfalls to hot springs and biking and walking trails, there’s so much more to Hamilton and Waikato than meets the eye.

And bonus: It’s ultra-close to Auckland and makes for a perfect weekend getaway and mini road trip!

Cycling

Kayaking and SUP

Walks and Tramps