• Waitomo Caves
    The Waikato's best-known attraction, the caves are renowned for their thousands of glowworms, and vast caverns full of eerie stalactite and stalagmite formations. There are plenty of options for exploring the caves, from guided walks to more adventurous alternatives such as cave tubing or abseiling.
  • Waikato Museum of Art & History
    Overlooking the river, the museum offers a permanent exhibition of Tainui Maori history and art, including the war canoe Te Winika, along with traditional and contemporary art. The Museum also houses Exscite, which has a changing programme of interactive science and technology exhibits.
  • Hamilton Gardens
    This lovely riverside park contains a huge array of themed gardens, including Chinese, Japanese and English themed areas. It's located on Cobham Drive and accessed from the river walkway.
  • Hamilton Zoo
    Considered to be one of the country's best, the Waikato's award-winning wildlife park features Australasia's largest freeflight sanctuary. The zoo is located 8km from the city en route to Raglan.
  • The Meteor
    An entertainment venue which incorporates Te Awa TheatreĀ and the Syrup Room - a contemporary exhibition space.