The Mighty Waikato takes its name from NZ's longest and most significant river - the Waikato river. This river and a multitude of other waterways makes the Waikato a lush food basket which is undoubtedly the Dairy farm capital of NZ, but it has so much more to offer. Great walks, hiking, cycle trails, nature reserves, the one and only Hobbiton, The mighty Mooloo rugby team, world class fly fishing, water sports of all kinds and so much more...
The Waikato region stretches from Lake Taupo in the South, the Coromandel Peninsula in the North East, and the beaches of Raglan and Kasha in the West. The area was once passed over as a serious tourist destination because NZ has so many beautiful places to visit. But more and more folk, especially NZers themselves, are visiting the region and making the most of what it has to offer.
The gateway to the awesome Coromandel Peninsula - the Waikato has a rich indigenous and European settler histories. The Maori King resides in the area and the gold fields which are still active today brought thousands of settlers to the area. Today the lush green countryside is home to Hobbits and humans alike, who revel in the peaceful laid back life style.