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Loved by the locals: Waitomo

About 31km west of Waitomo on Te Anga Road, a 10-minute bushwalk will take you to a viewing platform of...


The magnificent Marokopa Falls. © Hamilton Waikato

Loved by the locals: South Waikato

If you’re a cheese fan, this boutique cheese factory in the heart of dairy country is well worth a visit.

Loved by the locals: Waipā

This antique store has been part of the Cambridge township forever and my favourite place is the cabinet at the...

Loved by the locals: East Waikato

One of the most popular events on Te Aroha's community calendar is a grassroots rugby match between Waihou and Te...

Loved by the locals: Raglan

Almost 30 years ago surfboard maker Craig Hughes arrived in town with his wife and their sons and set up...

Loved by the locals: Hamilton

Perhaps the city's most popular drawcard to out of towners, the Hamilton Gardens is also a well-loved spot for locals,...

Hamilton: what’s not to love?

New Zealand’s longest river charges through the Waikato for 425 kilometres and for 16 of those, it makes its way...

South Waikato: bliss in the farmlands

Oxford was the name first given to the small South Waikato town of Tīrau, a place that peeps out from...

Northwest Waikato: surfing the endless wave

In the 1966 cult surfing movie Endless Summer, filmmaker Bruce Brown follows two surfers, Mike Hynson and Robert August, on...

Waipā: a slice of royalty in the Waikato

Every little girl wants to get married in the white church on the corner as you drive into Cambridge.


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