Port Waikato: where river meets sea

Those unfamiliar with New Zealand geography are often surprised to find the Waikato River, which they first met at Taupo...


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Caves Motor Inn

Waitomo Accommodation with restaurant. Drive no further: dine in our excellent licensed restaurant/café & bar. Relax in our comfortable rooms with lov . . . More . . . 

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Hot Water Beach: dig your own spa pool

The entire eastern coastline of the Coromandel Peninsula is studded with jewel-like beaches. The sand is white, the pohutukawa crimson, the water warm and clear . . . What, you ask, could be nicer? Read the story . . . 

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Palm Court Motel

Relax at Otorohanga's newest motel, conveniently located 200m from cafes, restaurants, village shopping and railway station. Just minutes' drive to Wa . . . More . . . 

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Raglan: you don’t have to be a surfer, but it helps

Ask anyone with blonde, salt-draggled hair and the odd piercing where the best surf break in New Zealand is and there’s a fair chance they’ll name Raglan without a moment’s hesitation. Read the story . . . 

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The Club House

FANTASTIC LOCATION,PEACEFUL, PRIVATE AND AN EASY COMMUTE TO CENTRAL HAMILTON. Our architecturally-designed Clubhouse is set on 250 acres of rolling Wa . . . More . . . 

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Port Waikato: where river meets sea

Those unfamiliar with New Zealand geography are often surprised to find the Waikato River, which they first met at Taupo in the heart of the Central Plateau, cropping up again and again as they drive north. Read the story . . . 

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Glowworm Motel

9 units - 6 studio (sleep 2-3), 2 family units (sleep 5-6), 1 x 3-brm cottage (sleeps 7). Close to Waitomo Glowworm Caves. Close to restaurants, golf  . . . More . . . 

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Te Mata Peak

The story about how Te Mata Peak in Hawke’s Bay came to be and how it came to resemble the recumbent figure of a man so closely, is nearly as picturesque as the little town of Havelock North beneath it. Read the story . . . 

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Waitomo i-SITE Visitor Information Centre

The *Waitomo Caves Discovery Centre* is located right at the heart of Waitomo village. In addition to displays, education service, collections, caving . . . More . . . 

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The not-so-distant summit: day hikes to mountain tops

Alpinist and climber Paul Hersey chooses five one-day hikes to our mountain tops to celebrate International Mountain Day.  Read the story . . . 

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Putaruru Arms Motor Inn

Putaruru Arms Motor Inn is set in Putaruru, just 5 minutes' drive from Te Waihou Walkway and Blue Springs. This 20-room motel offers free WiFi and fre . . . More . . . 

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East Waikato: discovering Middle Earth

Of all the names for the area that contains our country’s biggest river, Aimie Cronin likes The Mighty Waikato best. Driving down into the guts of it from the Kaimai ranges, you get a good look at the land as it flexes its muscles. Read the story . . . 

Argent Motor Lodge

Argent Motor Lodge is Hamilton's newest motel and the closest to Waikato Hospital. Convenient city south location just 2km from the CBD. Waikato Hospi . . . More . . . 

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Waipa: a slice of royalty in the Waikato

Aimie Cronin reckons that even in adulthood, the place looks like a fairytale as you drive into Cambridge. Read the story . . . 

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Classic Motel

YOU'RE WELCOME AND MADE TO FEEL IT.COMFY, CLEAN AND SPACIOUS.AFFORDABLE ACCOMMODATION.FOR DAILY SPECIALS SEE "GRAB A ROOM" ON OUR WEBSITE - www.classi . . . More . . . 

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Northwest Waikato: surfing the endless wave

It’s part of the Raglan vibe, writes Aimie Cronin, that you can walk the main street any day and find visitors from all over the world who have come to check out the place with the longest left-hand surf breaks. Read the story . . . 

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