The riverside metropolitan city of Hamilton, with its vibrant café and bar scene and thriving nightlife, is centrally positioned to all the tourist attractions in the Waikato region - a land of lush pastures that was chosen to play The Shire in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films.
For a magical underground experience, the Waitomo Caves with the natural beauty of stalactites, stalagmites and glowworms will take your breath away. Also in the vicinity are black water rafting and abseiling, Raglan's surf coast and the historic Te Aroha Mineral Pools.
Known for its scenic diversity the Hamilton and Waikato region offers a myriad of options for those keen on walking, hiking and cycling, a round of golf or a ride in a hot air balloon. The Hamilton region of New Zealand offers a wealth of nature-based activities and attractions surrounding a vibrant city hub.