When in the Waikato…
The HamiltonÂ team love living in the stunning Waikato – and if you have to ask why?! Â Here is our top 10 to get you going!
Visit our international award winning Hamilton Gardens â€“ around everyÂ corner there is a magical story and a portal through time and to far-flung corners of the world.
Meet the animals and discover the wonders of the living world atÂ Hamilton Zoo, a wildlife sanctuary renowned for its generous habitats. Go behind the scenes on an animal encounter, or head along to one of the FREE ‘Meet the Keeper’ talks.
Support the Moolooâ€™s and the Chiefs with a home rugby game at Waikato Stadium.
Surf Manu Bay, Whale Bay or Ruapuke – three world class surf breaks at Raglan.
Discover the Waitomo glow worm caves and try black water rafting.
Bungee jump and check out Huka Falls in Taupo – the start of the Waikato river.
Discover The Shire of The Lord of the Rings! Thatâ€™s right Middle Earth can be found right here in the middle of the Waikato. Tours run all day, transfers leave from the Matamata information centre throughout the day.
A location for the Narnian film Prince Caspian, Cathedral Cove and Hot Water Beach are must see spots in the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula.
Come and check out Balloons over Waikato every autumn.
Stay a while and earn a degree at Waikato University!
Or stay even longer – the Tron is the city of the future after all!
We hope you’ve enjoyed our little tour of our awesome home and FYI all of these locations have venues that are Photo Booth Fun friendly ;)