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

Group paddling on yellow kayaks exploring a canyon on Lake Karapiro, Waikato New Zealand
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Glow Worms NZ

Waitomo Adventures Haggas Honking Holes Waterfall Abseiling
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Boat in the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves by THL
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Group of people abseiling 100m into the caves with Waitomo Adventure
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Jet Boat Rides

Group paddling on yellow kayaks exploring a canyon on Lake Karapiro, Waikato New Zealand
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Kayaking and SUP

Group paddling on yellow kayaks exploring a canyon on Lake Karapiro, Waikato New Zealand
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Promo Codes

Group paddling on yellow kayaks exploring a canyon on Lake Karapiro, Waikato New Zealand
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Group of people abseiling 100m into the caves with Waitomo Adventure
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Thrilling

Waitomo Adventures Haggas Honking Holes Waterfall Abseiling
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Tours Only

Surf lessons in Raglan New Zealand by Tourism New Zealand
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