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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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.
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.
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, plus Wellington and Hamilton day-spas.
If you’ve ever dreamed of flying, gliding is for you! Up-drafts from the Kaimai Ranges create ideal conditions for gliding, making Matamata a world-renowned gliding site. Trial Flights are a first time flight in a two-seat glider with an instructor. They are designed to introduce you to the magic of soaring. We fly from Matamata Airfield, 9km from Matamata.
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.
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.
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