Take your own magical journey and discover the many natural wonders hidden in the Hamilton & Waikato region. Explore landscapes the evoke thoughts of Tolkien -esk tales of quests and ancients lands as rolling green hills give way to mountainous peaks and forested ranges. From leisurely strolls through wide and flat scenic walking tracks to mountain bike trails and overnight hikes, the Hamilton & Waikato region has a range of ways to explore.
Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must see for any traveller. Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history.
waikato river cruise
Experience the beauty and tranquil water of the Waikato River on the Waikato River Explorer. Come for a cruise on New Zealand's longest waterway flowing through Hamilton, New Zealand's largest inland city.
Asplendid collection of mature trees stretches across 22 hectares of open pasture, lakes and woodland gardens. Linked by a network of walking tracks and bridges, the park also features great views and spectacular wildlife.
Discover Camellia Tea House in the heart of Zealong's Gordonton Tea Estate, 10 minutes north of Hamilton. Indulge in high tea, light lunch - and taste a cup of fine Zealong tea. Experience New Zealand's only tea farm. Take part in a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the tea garden.
kiwi balloon company
New Zealand's, Kiwi Balloon Company's flights take place daily from one of Hamilton's Lakes. Kiwi Balloon Company flys the only commercial balloon in the North Island. We fly over the city, farmlands and the mighty Waikato River and on a lovely clear day you can see the mountains of Ruapehu, Pirongia, Te Aroha, and Taranaki.The scenery and stillness will take your breath away!