Links & local attractions

Waikato Region Video

Featuring hidden Waikato Gems and leading regional attractions just waiting to be discovered.

For everything you need to know about Hamilton and the Waikato Region

 Visit Hamilton

Let us show you around our city and the Waikato region (which lies beyond Hamilton), through our official information website.

From magnificent parks and gardens to a thriving cultural precinct, the city offers a vibrant combination of fine dining and nightlife options as well as an electric mix of leisure, lifestyle and activity choices.


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Zealong Tea Estate

Widely regarded as a Waikato icon, Zealong Tea Estate is the only commercial tea estate in New Zealand, producing 100% organic award-winning tea, and a world-leading destination for tea, art and hospitality.

Mystery Creek Event Centre

Mystery Creek Events Centre is New Zealand’s largest indoor-outdoor venue offering versatility like no other for large functions, festivals, exhibitions, conferences, corporate functions and tradeshows – the possibilities are limitless. The venue is conveniently located 15 minutes to Hamilton CBD and five minutes from Hamilton Airport. No matter what size, scale or type of event, Mystery Creek’s experienced team will guide clients through all aspects of their event from the initial inquiry through to pack-out. , ph 07 843 4497


Cambridge Art Trail  

This Art Trail offers an opportunity to view a range of wonderful art. Take your time having a drive around these galleries.

Creative Waikato

Carve the love of the arts into your hearts. Supporting the growth and development of arts and culture in the Waikato region

Hamilton Gardens

Whether you want to stop in for an hour or a day, there is something for everyone at Hamilton Gardens. Explore the stunning Paradise Garden Collection, visit Te Parapara - New Zealand's first traditional Maori garden, picnic with the family or catch one of the many exciting events staged here each year.


Punnet Cafe

A meal at nearby Punnet Cafe is something to celebrate. This very popular rural cafe is also home to The Country Providore and Strawberry Farm in Newells road, Tamahere.


 Tamahere Forum

News and Events in Tamahere Waikato New Zealand. Sign up to the Tamahere Forum to receive the latest local news.


 Maungatautari Ecological Reserve

To remove forever, introduced mammalian pests and predators from Maungatautari,
and restore to the forest a healthy diversity of indigenous plants
and animals not seen in our lifetime.


Tamahere Country Market

 Sample and buy excellent food and produce, have a coffee or tea, meet friends, pick up a special handcrafted gift and enjoy the atmosphere of a Country Market.

The 3rd Saturday of every month From 8.30am until about 1.00pm

St Stephens Church grounds, at the corner of Airport Rd and Tamahere Drive (head for the Hamilton Airport, State Highway 1 end)


Waikato Museum

Waikato Museum's exhibitions, events and programmes tell our stories from a regional and global perspective, and include visual art, social history, tangata whenua and science from touring exhibitions, and the museum’s own collections. 


The big idea   Brilliant website connecting the arts community of New Zealand with the each other and the world.

Waikato Society of Arts
The WSA is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing the art needs of the visual artist at every stage of their development. The art school is open to all members of the public.