Waikato Region

The Waikato is the beating heart of New Zealand, here, our kaitiaki runs deep, our mana inspires, and unforgettable discoveries are just around the bend.

This central region is one of the world’s richest agricultural and pastoral areas. It’s a region that pulsates on the business, academic, science, technology, sporting, produce and recreation front. World changers, local innovators, inspiring champions, and general salt of the earth people are all proud to call the Waikato home.

We’re famous for Middle-earth movie magic, underground wonders, the iconic Waikato River, legendary surf beaches, and that’s just the start! The Waikato region is a place of powerful possibilities, a thriving economic area and a place rich in breathtaking natural wonders.

On this overnight famil, visit world famous Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton Movie Set, Hamilton Gardens and Claudelands Conference & Exhibition Centre. Claudelands Conference & Exhibition Centre is an award-winning venue in the heart of Hamilton, capable of hosting more than 1200 delegates with ease. It is complemented by over 10,000sqm of exhibition space and a 6000-capacity auditorium, ideal for hosting events of all shapes and sizes.

This is the Mighty Waikato. It’s all yours to discover.


  • We ask that applicants have a genuine interest in regional New Zealand and have a conference or event for 120 people or more, or if you are looking to bring an incentive for upwards of 10 people 
  • Inclusions – internal transfers from Rotorua and to Auckland Airport for AU buyers and Hamilton Airport for NZ buyers, accommodaion in the destination for the duration of the proramme, all main meals and on ground activities 
  • Three (3) AU Hosted buyer positions are available for this programme


For more information contact:

Aimee Tyson
Events Manager
Email: aimee@waikatonz.com
Phone: +64 7 843 1853