Nearby cities and towns
Blessed with two of the country's most beautiful waterways, the 'mighty' Waikato River and Lake Karapiro, you can enjoy swimming, cycling, rowing, kayaking, jet boating, skiing, cruising and fishing. And if horses are your thing, Cambridge is the equine capital of New Zealand, producing some of the world's best racehorses. Click to view district map.
Whether you’re looking for world-class surf, stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, inspiring arts or simply a good old cup of coffee, laidback Raglan offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Just a 45-minute drive.
Hamilton is a city in the Waikato region of New Zealand’s North Island. Hamilton Gardens, a sprawling public park, features elaborate themed gardens ranging from Italian Renaissance to Japanese and traditional Maori styles. The Waikato Museum displays Maori art and artifacts. Next door, ArtsPost gallery focuses on local art. In the busy city center, Victoria Street is lined with restaurants, cafes and bars.
Tauranga is a harbourside city in the Bay of Plenty region on New Zealand's North Island. It hosts historic buildings like the Elms Mission Station, an 1847 Georgian-style home. A bridge over the harbour connects Tauranga to Mount Maunganui, a beach town with hot saltwater pools and an extinct namesake volcano with winding walking paths. Offshore is the active volcano White Island, accessible by helicopter or boat.