Waikato Post-Famil

Experience the Magic of The Mighty Waikato

Dates: Friday 24th April - Saturday 25th April 2020

The Waikato, and its metropolitan hub of Hamilton, is situated in the central North Island, a 90-minute easy drive from Auckland Airport.  The area is renowned for its natural beauty, powerful history and out-of-this-world experiences.

Home of the Mᾱori King, the Waikato region has been a significant area for Mᾱori for hundreds of years since the great voyaging Tainui waka (canoe) made landfall in Kawhia more than 800 years ago. Along with its proud Mᾱori heritage, the region is one of the world’s richest agricultural areas and has become a hub for science, technology and high performance sport, with world-class cycling and rowing facilities.

Always far from the ordinary, this is a magical region of villages to play, relax, connect and explore in. A welcoming place where the people keep it real - and experiences become unreal.

In this one day, one night famil, visit Claudelands Conference & Exhibition Centre and Hobbiton™ Movie Set. Claudelands boasts theatre capacity for up to 6000 delegates, nine breakout spaces, a combined 10,000 square metres of indoor and outdoor exhibition space – it can accommodate conferences of all sizes and styles.  Experience a slice of Middle-earth Movie Magic at Hobbiton™ Movie Set. In the heart of the Waikato’s countryside quietly hidden behind green rolling hills, is a place unlike any other – Hobbiton™ Movie Set, the permanent set created for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies. A magical place to hold a dinner or meeting. Accommodation is with The Henley Hotel which offers a unique blend of relaxed luxury and contemporary design.

• We ask that applicants have a genuine interest in regional New Zealand and have a conference or event for 150 people or more, or if you are looking to bring an incentive for upwards of 10 people. 

• Inclusions - return transport from Auckland to Auckland Airport, accommodation in the destination for the duration of the programme, all main meals and on-ground activities. 

• Five (5) Hosted Buyer positions available for this programme.