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Waikato New Zealand


Waikato New Zealand
The area remains the richest area of the country for dairy products and agriculture. Hamilton, an hour and a half south of Auckland by car is the main city of the Waikato region. While the Waikato region is renowned for its farming strength, it also offers some spectacular tourism attractions. Visitors to the Waitomo Glowworm Caves never fail to be amazed by the splendor and beauty of the limestone formations. Further activities include wildlife tours, gardens, museums, river activities, thermal hot springs, and farm tours.
Travel guides for Waikato: hamiltonwaikato.com
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What to do in Waikato

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Hamilton Gardens    3 KM Hamilton
Explore an enchanting world of secret gardens. Transport yourself through time and to far-flung corners of the world. Meander through a lush tropical jungle, visit ancient China and indulge yourself in a Renaissance Prince's 16th century garden. Hamilton Gardens is a conceptual garden and is the Waikato's most visited tourist destination.
Riverlea Theatre & Arts Centre    5 KM Hamilton
Riverlea Theatre has been a part of the theatre scene in Hamilton for over 30 years. In that time Riverlea has been home to hundreds of productions, and thousands of talented performers and technical staff. Our resident societies provide a variety of shows from comedy to musical theatre. Please check our website for details of current performances or phone the Theatre Manager on 0800 800 192 Tuesday to Friday 11am - 5pm.
Visit the Waikato Museum of Arts and History    0.7 KM Hamilton
If you are especially interested in the Maori culture, do not miss the Waikato Museum of Arts and History.
Study English in New Zealand    0.3 KM Hamilton
Located in a central city building, WIE is in the heart of Hamilton, just 1-2 minutes walk from both Hamilton Transport Centre and Hamilton City Centre with its many shops, restaurants, theatres and entertainment. A wide range of quality courses and programmes including General English at 6 levels (academic and general), IELTS Preparation, and English for High School Preparation.
Raglan Surf Lessons    11.1 KM Kawhia
UP Surf Coaching based in Raglan is a Surf School that provides beginner and intermediate surf lessons and camps.
Nikau Glowworm Cave and bed & breakfast    28.8 KM Raglan
In Waikaretu, 1 hour north of Raglan, 1.5 hours S.W. of Auckland, Nikau Cave is a 1 km long limestone cave with thousands of glowworms, wonderful formations and few people. On a sheep and cattle farm with extensive gardens. Guided tours take 1.5hrs. $35 per person. Bookings essential. Meals available on request. Private cabin accommodation and backpacker accommodation.
Canoe & Kayak the Whanganui River    3.2 KM Taumarunui
Canoe & Kayak the Whanganui River 1-5 day river trips freedom Canoe hire and enjoy the amazingly breath taking scenery. All prices include Transportation to and from the river - canoe/kayak, lifejackets, dry barrels, light refreshments, whistle, photograph, Jet Boat Backup if needed. Freephone 0800 CANOE 4 U
Waitomo Caves glowworms organized tours    9.6 KM Te Kuiti
A variety of full day bus tours departing from either Rotorua or Auckland are offered to include visiting the spectacular Waitomo glowworm caves. Thousands of native glowworms light up a boat ride through the limestone caverns underground. The scenic bus rides include combining other nearby attractions hotel pickup, onboard Wi-Fi and choices for pick and drop-off towns.
The Hobbit Shire movie set tours    18.7 KM Tirau
Organized bus tours departing from Rotorua allow to visit the Hobbit movie set in nearby Matamata. Hobbiton, north of Tirau in the Waikato region, has guide tours of the Shire in Middle Earth where some of the filming for the Hobbit film trilogy was made. Hobbit holes and Green Dragon Inn can be visited in this picturesque farm land setting with sightseeing transport during the day from Rotorua.
Eco-cultural walk experiences in ancient forest    25.1 KM Tokoroa
One day privately guided and three day walks amid ancient trees in the forested heart of the North Island. Walks led by the Tangata Whenua (original people of the land) in a superb temperate rainforest location close to the tourism centres of Rotorua and Taupo. All packages are all-inclusive and full catered, with professional guiding.

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Current and upcoming events in Waikato

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    1 KM Hamilton
"It's their pervading sense of fun together with a respect for antique jazz, blues, plantation work songs, doo wop and funk that gives Hopetoun Brown their edge" - Metro Magazine Hopetoun Brown and the genius of Finn Scholes return to the streets, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Meteor - Hamilton, Waikato   Distance: 1 KM from Hamilton
    0.8 KM Hamilton
Join us for our Cathedral Light Party. Our three organists will be playing the following works: - Suite Gothique, Op. 25 Léon Boëllmann (1862-1897) - Boléro de Concert, Op. 166 Louis James Alfred Lefébure-Wély (1817-1869) - Toccata & ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Peter's Cathedral - Hamilton, Waikato   Distance: 0.8 KM from Hamilton
    0.9 KM Hamilton
Dust off those musical theatre cobwebs and return to your seats to indulge in the magic of the very best songs from stage and screen. Showcasing an all-star cast of New Zealand voices from the international stage, this glittering concert of musical ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Clarence St Theatre - Hamilton, Waikato   Distance: 0.9 KM from Hamilton
    2 KM Hamilton
Join the Hamilton Caledonian Pipe Band for a musical showcase. Experience the best of both traditional and modern pipe band music. With support from a talented array of singers, dancers and other instrumentalists, we plan to present to you a dynamic ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Southwell Performing Arts Centre - Hamilton, Waikato   Distance: 2 KM from Hamilton
    2.8 KM Hamilton
One of the finest brass bands in the world will showcase New Zealand's best brass and percussion players in a concert that will blow you away. Conducted by Music Director David Bremner (New Zealand Symphony Orchestra), the concert will have something ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts - Hamilton, Waikato   Distance: 2.8 KM from Hamilton
    2.5 KM Hamilton
Buckle up, as our boys and band led by Bonnie and Karl take you on a wild ride through the fast, fun-filled and fabulous fifties! Featuring the freshest artists of the era, this show will bring back memories of our stunning all-male 60’s and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Activate Church - Hamilton, Waikato   Distance: 2.5 KM from Hamilton
    1.2 KM Hamilton
Update: Th' Dudes - Th' Bliss Tour new dates announced. Details on the new show dates will be released in the coming weeks, but in the meantime ticket holders should hold on to their tickets as they will remain valid for the new shows. Kiwi ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Claudelands Arena - Hamilton, Waikato   Distance: 1.2 KM from Hamilton
    7.9 KM Tirau
It's time to secure your seats to the ABBA show that everyone loves and adores! Direct from Australia, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand after a sell-out mega NZ concert tour in 2018! Far from being ‘just another ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Plaza - Putaruru, South Waikato   Distance: 7.9 KM from Tirau
    0.9 KM Hamilton
Pink Floyd is easily one of the most recognisable and enduring bands of all time. While no longer a touring entity, the timeless music of Pink Floyd continues to be passed down from one generation to the next. Floyd Live does what the name says - ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Clarence St Theatre - Hamilton, Waikato   Distance: 0.9 KM from Hamilton
    2.5 KM Hamilton
Friends, family and holiday cheer, makes Christmas the most wonderful time of the year! Operatunity Daytime Concerts invites you to join them for seasonal songs and the magical music of Christmas. We present Christmas classics such as ‘O Holy ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Activate Church - Hamilton, Waikato   Distance: 2.5 KM from Hamilton
    55 KM Tokoroa
It's time to secure your seats to the ABBA show that everyone loves and adores! Direct from Australia, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand after a sell-out mega NZ concert tour in 2018! Far from being ‘just another ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Great Lake Centre - Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 55 KM from Tokoroa
    1.2 KM Hamilton
It's time to secure your seats to the ABBA show that everyone loves and adores! Direct from Australia, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand after a sell-out mega NZ concert tour in 2018! Far from being ‘just another ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Claudelands Arena - Hamilton, Waikato   Distance: 1.2 KM from Hamilton
    55.2 KM Tokoroa
If you are in Taupo on Tuesday - Do not miss this! The World famous Mulligan's Quiz Night in Taupo. Lots of fun. - Pub Quiz - Test you knowledge. - Fun games - Dance on the floor with DJ after quiz. - Food & Beverages on Special - Random ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Mulligans Bar - Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 55.2 KM from Tokoroa
    54.6 KM Tokoroa
The team at Greenstone Entertainment are bringing life back into the live entertainment industry in the summer of 2021. After a record sell-out tour in 2020 attracting over 50,000 fans, we have a lineup of five fantastic acts for next year’s Summer ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Riverside Park & Unison Amphitheatre - Taupo, Lake Taupo   Distance: 54.6 KM from Tokoroa
    20 KM Hamilton
I'm excited to announce that we're starting a free lunchtime organ concert series at St Andrew's Anglican Church in Cambridge, NZ. Please join us on the first Wednesday of every month from 12:10 pm-12:50 pm. Each month will have a different program. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Andrews Anglican Church - Cambridge, Waipa   Distance: 20 KM from Hamilton
    0.9 KM Hamilton
The Howard Morrison Quartet Take Two, featuring Howard Morrison Jnr, Russell Harrison, Chris Powley and Andre King, take to the road in October with a two hour show to celebrate and recreate the magic of the NZ entertainment phenomenon that was the ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Clarence St Theatre - Hamilton, Waikato   Distance: 0.9 KM from Hamilton
    1.4 KM Hamilton
Carrying on the latest summer tour craze SIX60 are playing across Aotearoa over six weekends in January and February 2021! This is set to be another groundbreaking tour for the multi-platinum selling band who recently sold over 130,000 tickets to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Claudelands Park - Hamilton, Waikato   Distance: 1.4 KM from Hamilton
    0.9 KM Hamilton
Take a step back in time to when country music told a true story of life, love and heartache. From the famous Walk The Line and Folsom Prison Blues to the iconic Ring of Fire. For more than 40 years Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Clarence St Theatre - Hamilton, Waikato   Distance: 0.9 KM from Hamilton
    0.9 KM Hamilton
Fall into the ring of fire in this unforgettable music concert dedicated to the music, love and lives of Johnny Cash and June Carter. For more than 40 years Johnny Cash and June Carter enthralled audiences around the world with their songs of ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Clarence St Theatre - Hamilton, Waikato   Distance: 0.9 KM from Hamilton

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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Waikato

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Free Truck Stop Campervan Spot Tirua    0.3 KM Tirau
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Shopping   Free
 
Kawhia Forest Camp    0.3 KM Kawhia
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Te Kuiti Waitomo Caves District    0.4 KM Te Kuiti
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Tokoroa Motorcamp And Backpackers    0.4 KM Tokoroa
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Raglan Holiday Park    0.8 KM Raglan
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Tokoroa Memorial Park Mossop Rd    1 KM Tokoroa
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Hamilton City Holiday Park    1.8 KM Hamilton
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Te Kuiti Scenic Reserve    3.7 KM Te Kuiti
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Mercer Waikato River Side    4.4 KM Pokeno
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Taumaranui Camping Ground    5 KM Taumarunui
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Okoroire Hotel Camp Sites    5 KM Tirau
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Raglan Te Uku Hall    8.1 KM Raglan
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Oparau Road House    9 KM Kawhia
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Waitomo Top Camp    9.3 KM Te Kuiti
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Horahora Domain Horahora Rd    10 KM Tirau
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Ruapuke Motor Camp    10.8 KM Raglan
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Kariori Park Lot    11.4 KM Raglan
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Moana Roa Reserve Lake Karipiro Free Camping    11.5 KM Tirau
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Karapiro Moana Roa Reserve    11.6 KM Tirau
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   Free
 
Waitomo Lookout Free Over Night    14.1 KM Te Kuiti
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Waingaro Hot Springs Camp Ground    16.5 KM Raglan
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water   (Fees Apply)
 
Mangakino Freedom Camping Area Lake Maraetai    18.8 KM Tokoroa
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Truck Stop Park Over    19.4 KM Pokeno
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Landing Road East Of Kihikihi    19.8 KM Tokoroa
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 
Lake Karapiro Camp Ground    19.9 KM Tirau
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Cambridge Kiwi Motor Park    22 KM Hamilton
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Opal Hot Springs Holiday Park Near To Hobbiton    22.2 KM Tirau
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Artiamuri Lake Boat Ramp    23.4 KM Tokoroa
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Waiuku Township Awhitu Peninnsula Glenbrook    25.6 KM Pokeno
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Shopping   Free
 
Sandspit Motor Camp Waiuku    26.1 KM Pokeno
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Marokopa Village Camp Ground And Store    27.4 KM Kawhia
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers   (Fees Apply)
 
Clarkes Beach Holiday Park Waiuku    31.4 KM Pokeno
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Port Waikato Holiday Park    31.7 KM Pokeno
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi   (Fees Apply)
 
Back Country Campsite    44.9 KM Taumarunui
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Awakino River Bridge    58.1 KM Te Kuiti
Overnight campervan parking - No facilities   Free
Whitebait Inn Cabins And Motor Camp Mokau    59.1 KM Taumarunui
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Seaview Holiday Park Mokau    59.8 KM Taumarunui
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 

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