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Waikato

Things to do in Waikato

Waikato is a region on the upper north side of the North Island in New Zealand.   It stretches from the Coromandel peninsula through the Hauraki, Waikato and across to the west coast to the surf town of Raglan.   The region boasts some of the best surf spots in the country, you can white water raft down the Tongiraro river, climb through the Waitamo caves and sail across Lake Taupo, all without leaving Waikato.

The regions population is around 500,000 with Hamilton boasting 180,00 people.  That’s approx 35% of the regions population.

There is so much to see and do in Waikato.  The Coromandel peninsula has some amazing coast line and mountainous ranges, you can go for a surf in the morning and be climbing a rock face in the afternoon.  
Lake Taupo is most famous for it’s Maori rock carvings that you can see by boat, or if you’re fit enough even swim to (although this isn’t recommended).  

The area around Raglan is known for its volcanic black sand beaches and great surfing conditions.  

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