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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Cambridge Mews Visit website

Boutique-style lodging with exceptional comfort and service for both the business person or the tourist wanting a unique stopover. Enjoy the garden and BBQ area. . . . More . . . 

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Mercer Backpackers Visit website

Historic Mercer Hotel Backpackers is at Mercer Airport on Koheroa Rd between SH 1 at Mercer and SH 2 at Mangatawhiri. . . . More . . . 

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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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Tudor Motor Lodge Visit website

QUIET, AFFORDABLE AND CENTRAL. Every unit has air-conditioner. Close to CBD, Walking distance to Wintec, Seddon Park and Waikato Stadium. 5 mins to Waikato Hospital . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

A road less travelled: on the trail of a hot lamb sandwich

Travelling from Auckland to Wellington via Taumarunui, Napier, Gisborne and Tauranga in search of an old-fashioned Kiwi treat.  Read the story . . . 

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Glowworm Motel Visit website

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. . . . More . . . 

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Classic Motel Visit website

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.classicmotel-hamilton.co.nz. . . . More . . . 

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Matariki Motor Lodge Visit website

Welcome to Matariki Motor Lodge Te Awamutu, Waikato, New Zealand, we are Te Awamutu's newest motel complex offering spacious and quiet accommodation. . . . More . . . 

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Activities

Waitomo Caves: one of the wonders of the world

Set in a weird and wonderful landscape where weathered limestone and marble outcrops form outlandish shapes on the surface, the caves are one of the wonders of the world. Read the story . . . 

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Aspen Manor Motel Visit website

Aspen Manor is a spacious 31 unit motel. Set in a quiet suburban location. You are ASSURED OF A QUIET night's sleep. . . . More . . . 

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Things to do

Of the sea: surfing Aotearoa

When most people imagine their idyllic beach, they think of white sand and sun-dappled water. Surfers focus on wind and swell directions and the hidden bathymetry of the seafloor. Read the story . . . 

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