From moth watering treats to keep you warm, to fun outdoor adventures and activities made for the whole family and much more. Check out the top winter activities for you and your family in the Waikato region below:
1. Indoor Activities:
If you are looking to stay warm and dry with a variety of fun indoor activity your options include ten-pin bowling at SKYCITY in Hamilton and the lovely interactive exhibitions that are housed in the Waikato Museum, or you can also watch the latest blockbusters at Hoyts at Te Awa. If you want to burn off some energy try an indoor rock-climbing wall or a trampoline park. Look for good Accommodations in Hamilton for the best experience.
2. Outdoor Adventure:
Looking for something unique you can enjoy an evening of glow-worm tour. Race your friends on the go-karts at Hampton Downs. Or if you are feeling confident and brave enough to get your adrenaline pumping try out a tandem skydive to experience the breath-taking view of the Waikato. Head over to Raglan and have a go at surfing with Raglan Surfing School or hire a kayak and explore the ancient limestone coast. There are plenty of great walking trails to be found.
3. Underground Wonders:
Whatever be the weather, the Waitomo Caves can be a great activity option for everyone. Enjoy an easy stroll through the underground passageways or take a boat to take a ride under a galaxy of twinkling glow-worms in the Waitomo Glow-worm Caves, or if you have the nerves of steel abseil down into The Lost World, you can zipline through the darkness or dare to join a black water rafting tour.
4. Animal Encounters:
There is another great winter activity in the Waikato region which offers many opportunities to get up close and personal with a variety of native and exotic wildlife. You can visit the Hamilton Zoo for a Face-2-Face encounter with Lemurs, Rhino and more, while the Otorohanga Kiwi House offers you with a year-round viewing of the native Kiwi species in its nocturnal enclosure.
5. Inner-City Fun:
The city of Hamilton offers a wide range of great winter activities also. You can take a relaxing and lovely stroll through the stunning Hamilton Gardens which looks elegant year-round, or take the opportunity to explore the city from another angle, take the Waikato River Explorer. Or simply along the banks of the might Waikato River or on a clear morning get sky high with a hot air balloon ride. Check into a good Affordable Motel in Hamilton to get quick access to the city.
If New Zealand’s world famous tourism is on the agenda, Hamilton boasts some of the region’s best. River cruises, microbrewery tours, classic cars and many more are on offer and for the grand view of Hamilton, a hot air balloon ride is a must for everyone. Check into the Best Motel in Hamilton for the best North Island experience.