Arapuni Suspension Bridge

57 Arapuni Road, Arapuni 3481 FAMILY FRIENDLY 60 min from Hamilton 75 minutes from Taupo Open 24 hours a day 365 days a year FREE The historic Arapuni Power Station truly is a hidden gem nestled away beneath the Arapuni Suspension bridge. Be sure to catch a glimpse of this iconic South Waikato structure on […]

Jones Landing

Jones Landing Road, Arapuni 3481 FAMILY FRIENDLY 60 min from Hamilton 75 minutes from Taupo Open 24 hours a day 365 days a year FREE A spacious grassy area by the river’s edge that is framed by towering rocky bluffs, making it a favored destination for outdoor enthusiasts. With amenities like a playground, boat ramp, […]

Tirau ISITE Visitor Centre

TIRAU

65 MAIN RD, TIRAU 46 min from Hamilton73 min from Taupo Open Monday to Sunday 9am to 5pm Tirau is a vibrant and busy little town set amongst some of New Zealand’s most fertile farmland. We provide a comprehensive, impartial information and booking service for Tirau and New Zealand for accommodation, activities, attractions and travel […]

Riverside Adventures

51/147 WAOTU SOUTH ROAD, WAOTU 45 min from Hamilton SUMMER – October to March Monday to Sunday 10am to 5pm WINTER – April to September Wednesday to Sunday 10am to 4pm(Bookings recommended) Glowworms has a minimum age of 8 years FROM $39 Lake District Adventures is a family run business located in the South Waikato […]

Jim Barnett Reserve

51/147 WAOTU SOUTH ROAD, WAOTU FAMILY FRIENDLY 60 min from Hamilton 65 minutes from Taupo Open 24 hours a day 365 days a year FREE Thirteen tracks wind their way through the Jim Barnett Reserve. You’ll walk through stands of native bush, past a towering ancient totara and even see some glow worms along the […]

Te Waihou Walkway Blue Spring

CLOSED Te Waihou Walkway will temporarily close to the public from Monday 13 November 2023 The closure is due to a rockfall at the Leslie Road end which has made the walkway impassable and significant overflow at the Whites Road Carpark is causing significant traffic/pedestrian safety issues on a busy state highway. Public safety is […]

Cougar Mountain Bike Park

56 MOSSOP ROAD, TOKOROA FAMILY FRIENDLY 72 min from Hamilton 48 min from Taupo Gates Open  7.00am Gates Close  8.30pm  FREE Loop Tracks, Downhill. Cross country. You’ll find them all at Cougar Park, including a 600m track that carries the daunting title of The Tester! With 14 off-road forest tracks to choose from (ranging from […]

Waikato River Trails

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6 MAIN STREET, PUTARURU FAMILY FRIENDLY 40 min from Hamilton 40 min from Taupo Open 24 hours a day 365 days a year FREE The trails are in the heart of the South Waikato and extend from Atiamuri Village in the south to the southern end of Lake Karapiro in the north. The trail is […]

Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel

18 SOMERVILLE ROAD, OKOROIRE FAMILY FRIENDLY 45 min from Hamilton 75 min from Taupo Open Monday to Sunday Open 7:30am to 7pm POOLS FROM $16.50 The Okoroire Hot Springs Hotel, a proud New Zealand property dating back to 1889 and listed with the Heritage Association of New Zealand, has had a significant refresh. The hotel’s […]

Ongaroto Bluff Staircase

ONGAROTO RD FAMILY FRIENDLY 90 min from Hamilton 45 min from Taupo Open 24 hours a day 365 days a year FREE The view that will take your breath away! Overlook the Waikato River from atop the Ongaroto Bluff after ascending the stairs. The staircase consists of five flights of stairs (roughly 100 steps) and […]