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 Taupō...


Sunset Beach, Port Waikato. © Russell Street 

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Otorohanga Holiday Park Visit website

Self-contained units, ensuite unit, cabins, power sites and a vast area for tents where you choose your site. Choose close to the amenities or under . . . More . . . 

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Hot Water Beach: dig your own spa pool

Drop into Hot Water Beach, a few kilometres down the coast from Whitianga and remember to take a spade: the bucket is optional, but a garden spade or contractor’s shovel is not. Read the story . . . 

Te Aroha Mineral Spas Visit website

Nestled in the beautiful Domain at the foot of Mount Te Aroha is the Te Aroha Mineral Spas. Bathe in the silky smooth mineral water . . . More . . . 

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

Ask anyone with 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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Boundary Court Motor Inn Visit website

Welcome to Boundary Court Motor Inn, Hamilton , which is on the eastern side of the Waikato River. Conveniently close to the Central City, Claudelands . . . 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 Taupō, cropping up again and again as they drive north. Read the story . . . 

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Raglan Kopua Holiday Park Visit website

Raglan Kopua Holiday Park is situated in the Raglan Harbour adjacent to Raglan township with 7-day shopping. Access is by road or picturesque walk-bridge. . . . More . . . 

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

Mountain climbing doesn’t just have to be for the experienced or those inclined to take risks. There are plenty of spectacular summits in New Zealand that can be reached with little more than the right provisions, a propensity for physical exercise and common sense. Read the story . . . 

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Cambridge TOP 10 Visit website

Cambridge TOP 10 Holiday Park will strive to deliver an excellent choice of modern Holiday Park Accommodation set within beautiful park like grounds located only . . . More . . . 

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Waitomo: sheep, caves, waterfalls and a rugby great

The golden land stretches out seemingly forever and the place sparkles in sunshine many days of the year with ripe green grass as your view. It’s terrific.   Read the story . . . 

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Asure Barclay Motel Visit website

Located in the heart of Hamilton, Barclay Motel offers a unique 21-unit motel which has been completely renovated in 2010. Self-contained studio, 1, 2 and . . . More . . . 

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East Waikato: discovering Middle Earth

Driving down into the guts of The Mighty Waikato from the Kaimāī ranges you get a good look at the land as it flexes its muscles. Read the story . . . 

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Otorohanga & Waitomo Motels Visit website

12 fully self-contained ground-floor units with rural outlook. Quiet units available, serviced daily. Heat pumps in all rooms. 4 studio (sleep 2-3), 5 x 1-bedroom . . . More . . . 

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Waipā: a slice of royalty in the Waikato

Cambridge, appropriately named after Prince George Duke of Cambridge, has a royal feel to it, a kind of genteel air. Read the story . . . 

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Kawhia Beachside S-Cape Holiday Park Visit website

Water's edge accommodation at affordable rates. Safe family-friendly camp. Kayak hire, BBQ and trampoline. Well-equipped communal kitchen, lounge with SKY, modern ablutions/laundry/family-wheelchair bathroom facilities. . . . More . . . 

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Northwest Waikato: surfing the endless wave

It’s part of the Raglan vibe that you can walk the main street 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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