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Waikato

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Waikato Travel Guide

Waikato is a state/province in New Zealand. Home to cities such as Hamilton, Taupo, and Waitomo Caves, there's no shortage of things to do and see here.
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Experience Waikato

What to Do

Looking for things to do in Waikato? We provide up-to-date info on everything from must-see scenic spots to local hangouts.
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Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tours

Hobbiton™ Movie Set Tours

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4.7/5682 Reviews
"Film Studios"
Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

9.8
4.6/5522 Reviews
"Geological Sites"
"Rafting"
Huka Falls

Huka Falls

7.2
4.5/572 Reviews
"Waterfalls"
"Nature Reserves"
Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens

6.5
4.7/566 Reviews
"City Parks"
"Gardens"
Blue Spring Putaruru

Blue Spring Putaruru

6.2
4.8/530 Reviews
"Springs"
Matamata

Matamata

5.9
4.5/538 Reviews
"Gardens"
"Towns"
Lake Taupo

Lake Taupo

5.4
4.7/582 Reviews
"Lakes"
Craters of the Moon

Craters of the Moon

5.3
4.4/511 Reviews
"Mountains"
"Volcanoes"
Spa Thermal Park

Spa Thermal Park

5.2
4.4/520 Reviews
"City Parks"
"Theme Parks"
Hot Water Beach

Hot Water Beach

5.1
4.3/539 Reviews
"Beaches"

What to Eat

Want to eat like a local? Don't miss out on these top Waikato dishes and foodie spots.
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Cobb & Co. Taupo

Cobb & Co. Taupo

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Avg. GBP18/person
"Western-style"
Ploughmans Restaurant

Ploughmans Restaurant

1 Reviews
Avg. GBP13/person
"Bar/Bistro"
Paddock

Paddock

4.0/52 Reviews
Avg. GBP4/person
"Coffee Shop"
The Green Dragon Inn

The Green Dragon Inn

4.4/512 Reviews
"Bar/Bistro"
Bryce Corner

Bryce Corner

4.0/51 Reviews
Rock-It Kitchen

Rock-It Kitchen

4.0/51 Reviews
Avg. GBP13/person
"Western-style"
Thai Lemongrass Restaurant

Thai Lemongrass Restaurant

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Avg. GBP11/person
"Asian Cuisine"
Bodyfuel

Bodyfuel

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Avg. GBP8/person
"Coffee Shop"
The Lily Pad Cafe

The Lily Pad Cafe

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Avg. GBP6/person
"Coffee Shop"
Alpino cucina e vino

Alpino cucina e vino

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Avg. GBP16/person
"Western-style"
One Road Ice Cream Company

One Road Ice Cream Company

5.0/5This user hasn't left any comments yet
Avg. GBP2/person
"Western-style"
Waitomo Homestead

Waitomo Homestead

4.0/53 Reviews
"Coffee Shop"

Discover the Real Waikato With a Local Expert

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urbanexplorer
No admittance except on party business
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Faithyy
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Must visit if you are LOTR fan
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18
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Taupo, a day walk without the dive or both
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5
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Relaxing walk at Lake Te Koo Utu
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pearl***
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Picturesque Town of Cambridge
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5
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hamilton
The biggest Christmas Tree in New Zealand!
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pearl***
5
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Hobbiton Movie Set
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Vanvanlai
8
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Hobbiton - New Zealand
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JT 88
4
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