Waikato has many tourist attractions and travel activities with something to suit all ages, tastes and budgets. From adrenaline-pumping adventure to a relaxing day out, you need never be bored in Waikato.
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Specialists in customised agricultural tours throughout New Zealand and overseas. Our tailor-made farm tour itineraries are countrywide and can include farm and/or technical visits, farm stay, accommodation, transport, sightseeing, guides, interpreters etc. We are proud to share New Zealand's rural heritage, developments and innovations.
Ahiawa Chalets offers exclusive boutique accommodation in Raglan New Zealand, located only 3.5km west of the main township, it's within easy walking distance from Raglan's Main (Ngarunui) beach and less than five minutes drive to New Zealand's premier surf points.
BOP TRIPS specialise in small-group guided tours of the Bay of Plenty Region. Our vehicles are equipped with individual bucket seats and air conditioning, providing you with a comfortable trip. All our trips are in small groups and with a maximum number of ten passengers per vehicle. Book tours to Rotorua, Hobbiton, Local Tauranga Tour or a charter tour.
Auckland's best day tours take you from the bustle of the city straight out into the real New Zealand. Daily guided tours to the lush rainforest and black sand beaches of the rugged west coast, Coromandel Peninsula and untamed Great Barrier Island give you the trip of a lifetime and create unforgettable memories of unique, wild, untamed New Zealand.
New Zealand's leading provider of blackwater rafting, caving and abseiling fun. Experience the fun that is Caveworld! Glowworms, cave formations, cave water slide and more - all encased in the majestic Te Anaroa Cave. Locally owned and operated company based in the heart of the Waitomo Caves.
Small group and personalised tour specialists based in Tauranga. Tour options include exploring the fascinating geothermal wonderlands of Waiotapu and Waimangu near Rotorua, the film set Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Coromandel peninsula. Air conditioned, comfortable and roomy vehicles for your day tour.
A classic car museum designed to cater for everyone. We have over 100 cars for display and an extensive collection of petrol memorabilia signs, tins, petrol pumps, pedal cars and early pin-ball machines. Conference room available for hire with seating for up to 100 people or full hireage of the venue for up to 300 people.
Cruise ship shore excursions and day tours to Rotorua, Hobbiton and Tauranga. Come with us on a day filled with stunning scenery, a little adventure and lots of fun as you learn about the uniqueness that is New Zealand.
de Preaux Lodge is a tranquil haven set against a backdrop of stunning rural scenery and is conveniently located only 5km from the quaint town of Matamata. This luxurious accommodation option provides more than just excellent service - it's also a top-quality farm stay. Options include catering for single, couples or large bookings. Wedding and bridal accommodation is a speciality.
Driven Shooting @ Hampton Downs offer a variety of 100% thrilling experiences, ranging from clay target shooting, air rifle and pistol range, archery, knife and axe throwing. They're the unmatched venue for corporate team building, Christmas celebrations, birthdays, conferences, incentive groups, stag and hens parties. The activities are suitable for everyone regardless of their ability or experience.
The Essex Arms is nestled on the banks of the Waikato River, only an hour from Auckland and a short distance to Hamilton. The Essex Arms offers 20 newly refurbished motel type units which include double, king, spacious family units and backpacker rooms, all fully furnished with great tariffs. In-house facilities include bars, cafe, TAB, gaming room and function centre.
Forme Spa, New Zealand's Number One Day Spas offer you the very best in facials, spa therapies and massage treatments. Enter a world of style, relaxation and superb service. 10 locations including 7 Auckland day-spas in Auckland CBD, Albany, Mt Eden, Parnell, Ponsonby, Remuera and Takapuna, 2 Wellington day-spas in the City and Ngaio plus a Hamilton day-spa.
For accommodation when you're exploring the amazing Karangahake Gorge, enjoying the many walks, riding the Hauraki Rail Trail, fishing in the Ohinemuri river or taking day trips to places of interest nearby, enjoy a very popular self-contained cedar wood cottage with full breakfast available in a supremely beautiful, peaceful location, nestled beneath Mt. Karangahake.
Set amidst 25ha of lush surroundings, Hamilton Zoo is home to over 600 animals and boasts the largest walk-through aviary in Australasia. Enjoy the wonders of the living world in a wildlife sanctuary renowned for its generous habitats and approach to conservation. Go behind the scenes on a Face2Face encounter and meet Sumatran tigers, southern white rhinos or ring-tailed lemurs.
Are you looking for a genuine farmstay in the heart of one of New Zealand’s most productive farming areas? If so, then Haulfryn House is for you. Relax and experience the beautiful landscapes, spectacular views and the comfort of our very spacious home. Spend a night or stay longer and discover the wonderful local attractions.
Whether your team is large or small, sports or school, stag or hen, corporate or social we can handle you!! There's heaps on offer from Paintball, Outdoor Laser Tag, Clay Bird Shooting, Archery, and Corporate Events to Giant Games all held at our convenient locations just 15 minutes north from central Hamilton.
Experience the real Middle-earth with a visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, the bucolic setting for The Shire that featured in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. The Hobbit holes, Green Dragon Inn, Mill and other structures created for the films can be viewed and see how this beautiful piece of Waikato farmland was transformed into The Shire.
The Karioi Lodge is home of the Raglan Surfing School. We are located on Mt. Karioi along the coast in Whale Bay, Raglan. (FREE pick-ups & drop-offs for guests arriving in Raglan). Karioi Lodge caters to travellers, backpackers, camper vans, families & large school groups seeking a unique NZ accommodation experience. Free Pool Table, Sauna, Internet, Surfboard & Wetsuit rentals.
Beautifully landscaped hot mineral pool with waterfall for added relaxation. Temperatures maintained between 36°C and 39°C and partially shaded from the weather. Our accommodation includes new apartments with mineral spa baths, self-contained chalet units, campervan sites, caravan sites, tourist lodge with separate rooms and tent sites. Qualmark-rated four-star-plus holiday park. Member FPNZ.
Mount Tours offer full day-trips of discovery which includes taking in the geothermal wonders of Rotorua and highlights of the magnificent Bay of Plenty. They specialise in showing visitors the key highlights of thermal and historic Rotorua and the Bay of Plenty in a comfortable and informative, relaxed, small group environment. Contact them today for your own personal tour.
Enjoy a unique experience in the Nikau Cave which is less than 90 minutes drive southwest of Auckland - New Zealand's largest city. Imagine seeing thousands of glowworms and amazing formations so close to Auckland but without the crowds. Personal and unhurried it is great for birthdays, social clubs, team-building exercises, etc.
Welcome to Opal Hot Springs & Holiday Park, Matamata, New Zealand. Central location, six kilometres from Matamata set in six hectares of park-like grounds. Four motel units (one with wheelchair facilities), tourist flats, kitchen cottages, kitchen cabins, standard cabins, 80 powered/non-powered sites. Private outdoor mineral pool (40 degrees) in a setting by a river surrounded by native ferns and bamboo.
Discover Orakei Korako Cave and Thermal Park. Also known as the Hidden Valley, Orakei Korako is a unique visitor attraction—not to be missed. It's a geothermal wonderland, one of nature's true gifts. Come and explore a world of gushing geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pools and some of the most amazing silica terraces in the world.
The team at Raglan Watersports invite you to join them in the wonderful setting of Raglan. It can be on a surfboard, paddleboard, mountain bike or in a kayak. Take a kiteboarding, paddleboarding or surfing lesson or a spot of fishing. A one-stop-shop for so many different watersport experiences, whether for pleasure, relaxation or for the more extreme adrenalin-pumping kiteboarding.
Ruakuri Cave offers a captivating blend of all the best that the Waitomo region has to offer. Weaving your way through the vast caverns of this dynamic environment, your guide will bring you up close to glowworms, limestone formations, underground rivers, sacred Maori sites, and share with you ancient myths and legends.
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