Top 11 things to do in Waikato

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Waikato has many exciting towns and attractions to explore. Annual events in the region include The National Agricultural Field days in June and the Hot-Air Balloon in April. Here is a list of the top 11 things to do in Waikato. Cambridge Cambridge is a Historic attractive tree lined town located in the heart of the Waikato Region in New Zealand’s North Island. The Waikato region stretches from the pacific oceans of the Tasman Sea and...

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Waingaro Hot Springs

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Waingaro Hot Springs is the all year round resort that has a wide range of activities and facilities on site for everyone. It is on the way to Raglan, and features New Zealand’s longest open hot water hydroslide and the kamkikaze high speed thrill ride.  It also features 3 hot-water pools, bumper boats, private spa pools, games room, TV lounge, recreational facilities, pool tables, laundry, trampolines, children’s play...

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Raglan – surfers paradise

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Raglan is situated west of Hamilton and is known as surfers’ paradise. It is Waikato’s only seaside resort. Formerly known as Whangaroa, Raglan is a coastal town with a number of beaches and harbour such as Te Kopua beach and Te Aro Aro Bay close to Raglan and popular for swimming. Raglan is a popular tourist spot in summer particularly for surfers and those that enjoy water sports. A popular beach in Raglan, world famous for its...

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Matamata – home of Hobbiton

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Matamata is a rural town in Waikato. Matamata is also known as the home of Hobbiton, because this was one of the locations for filming the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Visit the town of Matamata where you can go on the popular Hobbiton Movie Set tour, Lord of the Rings. Buy your tickets and catch the tour from the Matamata Information Office right in the centre of town. This is a Must See for all Tolkien fans, and is en-route from...

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Cambridge – an historic attractive tree lined town

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Cambridge is a Historic attractive tree lined town located in the heart of the Waikato Region in New Zealand’s North Island. The Waikato region stretches from the pacific oceans of the Tasman Sea and is home to some of New Zealand’s most charming attractions and stunning scenery. Begin your journey of discovery in Cambridge at the information centre. Explore the impressive Waikato River that runs through the heart of Cambridge. The...

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Waikato museum

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See the regions unique history by visiting the Waikato museum of Art and History open daily from 10am – 4:30pm. The museum was established in 1987 and is one of Hamilton’s biggest and more extraordinary buildings.  The person who designed the museum was Ivan Mercep of JASMaD, Auckland, the same architect who designed Wellington’s museum, Te Papa. The museum has five levels and 12 galleries and overlooks the river on the corner of...

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