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.


Mystery Creek Events Centre

Home of New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays, an abundance of both indoor and outdoor space and multi-functional facilities ensure Mystery Creek Events Centre can cater for a variety of events. The dynamic centre can host all components of an event on one property, transforming its 92 hectares of farm and park land into a thriving event city. Great events are about people, start with ours! , info "at" ph 07 843 4497.

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.



Arterial provides an overview of where to go and who to see on the Arts scene for the Waikato. Effectively your virtual art map for getting to the heart of the arts in the Waikato.


Tamahere Forum

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



“Shikoba is supplying a niche market, women who like to wear distinctive and well made clothes that not only make them look and feel good but gives them satisfaction at being sustainable and wearing garments made In NZ!”

– Aroha Wikotu, Designer

Que Magazine

Que magazine is your indispensable guide to the hottest new trends, eateries and events in the Waikato.

Showcasing the finest in art, design, fashion, technology and entertainment, the pages of Que keep our readers informed and involved.

Que is THE lifestyle magazine of choice for the Waikato. Live, breath and enjoy the highest quality editorial and beautiful imagery synonymous with one of New Zealand's fasted growing and cutting edge destinations.


UNO. Lifestyle Magazine is a high quality, quarterly regional lifestyle magazine with a local character, about local people, and supported by local advertisers.

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.


Her Business

Her Magazine is published by Stretton Publishing Company Limited and is NZ's leading women's business magazine. If your goal is to be self-employed, start your own business, grow your business, become an entrepreneur or follow your dreams, you'll love Her Magazine.

Her Magazine will continually inspire you! We share the stories and success strategies of the country's most inspiring businesswomen. We include business management tips and business advice to help your organisation flourish and prosper. We have articles to help you grow personally and to realise your potential so you can be, do or have whatever you choose.


The Hamilton Community Arts Council is an Incorporated Society working towards a future where there is a social, cultural, economic and political climate that values arts and creativity, and the individuals and groups that create art.

 Arts Waikato is the region's community arts trust, offering free advice, support and advocacy to the arts sector in the Greater Waikato region of the North Island of New Zealand.


 Scene Between

  Eight unique and interesting places to visit between Hamilton & Cambridge

Scene Between


The Woodbox Winery Restaurant & Bar 

Waikato's award winery restaurant & bar set alongside the beautiful Waikato River and Mystery Creek Wines. Delicious fresh food and superb wines in a beautiful vineyard setting. Bookings essential!

Mystery Creek Wines and The Cellar Door

Mystery Creek Wines is a progressive, niche producer. Our vines are nurtured in Horotiu sandy loam over free-draining river shingle, planted on a gentle north facing slope overlooking the Waikato River. The total planted area is 6ha. 

Red Cherry Cafe

Award winning licensed cafe, with fresh roasted coffee. open 7 days. Cosy and welcoming all year round.

The Sculpture Park

2 kilometre long sculpture trail within the 42 acre park and arboretum. Garden of regional significance. A very special place to be treasured.

GibbsLang contemporary art gallery and studio 

Visit the stunning GibbsLang Contemporary art gallery and studio and see the work of Colin Gibbs-painter and printmaker. At the same time, drop by the GibbsLang studio and view work in progress.

 Woodside Estate

Woodside Estate, Cafe, Gardens & Boutique brewery is an expansive haven, situated only minutes from Hamilton.

It also features a sports museum and is a wedding venue and caters for private functions.

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)

The Herb Farm 

 100% Natural, trusted and effective skin and bodycare products stocked at Inspirit Gallery.Freshly made using active herbal ingredients at the herb farm in Ashhurst. Highly recommended by Jenny who has been using  a wide range of these

outstanding products for 16 years.

Wild Exposure

Gary Bjerring created the stunning landscaping at the entrance to the gallery featuring awesome rocks and stones and providing a fantastic setting for displaying sculpture. Gary is very well known for his exceptional water features and use of natural material and rocks influenced by Japanese design principal.

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.


The Wakato possesses a multitude of galleries and specialist art shops. At its heart is Hamilton, a vibrant cultural hub. Arterial offers you a definitive visual art guide to the city and beyond, just click on the map and explore the great variety of galleries region by region.

Check our news blog and catch up on all of the exhibitions and art related events in the region.