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Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton
Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton
3.5 out of 5
23 Clarence Street, Hamilton, 3204
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$163 per night from 28 May to 29 May
4.3/5 Excellent! (980 reviews)
"This was the perfect place to stay on a work trip to attend Court right across the road within walking distance. Beds comfy. Staff at reception were very helpful with requests to accommodate a second room last minute and also with printing requests. The complimentary continental breakfast was simple ..."

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton
Novotel Tainui Hamilton
Novotel Tainui Hamilton
4.5 out of 5
7 Alma Street, Hamilton, 3204
The price is NZ$219 per night from 22 May to 23 May
4.3/5 Excellent! (984 reviews)
"The staff were very accomodating and were very happy to help."

Reviewed on 14 May 2022

Novotel Tainui Hamilton
Hilton Lake Taupo
Hilton Lake Taupo
5 out of 5
80-100 Napier Road, Taupo, 3330
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$203 per night from 6 Jun. to 7 Jun.
4.3/5 Excellent! (990 reviews)
"It'll be interesting how this hotel navigates the post Covid-19 world. I'm unsure if they are still going to be able to deliver the same level of service that they previously offered. For example, we had to wait almost 2 hours for our room upon check-in and from what I understand, that was typical ..."

Reviewed on 30 Apr. 2022

Hilton Lake Taupo
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.


Visit a famous filming location, enjoy shopping in a metropolitan hub and explore caves and other striking natural areas in this beautiful region.

Waikato is a picturesque region featuring some of New Zealand’s most popular attractions, including a filming location of the famous Lord of the Rings series. Stay in a small village for caving and heritage buildings or enjoy many excellent outdoor activities, such as kayaking, swimming, mountain biking and hiking.

Take a guided tour of the Hobbiton Movie Set in the rural Waikato town of Matamata. The town’s rolling hills and lush green pastures were chosen for the Shire and Hobbiton filming locations from the Lord of the Rings series. Wander through the picturesque hillside setting to see more than 40 individual “hobbit holes”.

Another highlight of Waikato is the Waitomo Caves, a complex network of sinkholes, underground rivers and limestone caves. Book a walking or boat tour of the caves to see an impressive display of stalactites and stalagmites. If you’re ready for a challenge, try rafting through the underground labyrinth with an experienced guide. Find the remarkable natural formations under the hills of Waitomo.

Stop at Hamilton for riverside walks and beautiful botanical gardens. The fourth-largest city in New Zealand features many excellent cafés, restaurants and bars. Visit Waikato Museum to learn the region’s history. Attend many international sporting events, including rugby, netball and cricket matches. With luxurious hotels and self-contained apartments, Hamilton is a great place to stay when visiting Waikato.

The scenic region is famous for its charming small towns. Stop at Cambridge for beautiful heritage buildings and pretty tree-lined streets. Tour a thoroughbred horse stud park or shop in many antique stores in the town centre. Cambridge also contains lovely public parks, attractive gardens and outstanding local restaurants.

Other excellent small towns include the West Coast beach town of Raglan and the historic coal town of Huntly. Find Waikato on New Zealand’s North Island, about 167 kilometres (104 miles) south of Auckland.

With so many attractive towns and lively urban areas, you’ll find perfect accommodation in Waikato.

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