Things To Do In Hamilton

Study, Work, Play!

Wintec is located in the plush Waikato region, well known for the Middle-Earth movie set and abundant rolling green hills. Many of New Zealand's top toursim destinations are within an hour's drive - in the Waikato there is something for every traveller. When you choose Wintec as the place to begin your career path, you get so much more than study.

Local Tourist Attractions

Hobbiton Movie Set

Middle-Earth Magic

The world-famous Hobbiton Movie Set is located in the scenic town of Matamata. The Movie set is less than an hour’s drive away from Hamilton, so you can experience your favourite movies in real life.

Close up of Maori carvings

Maori Culture - Rotorua

Rotorua features a living Pa (village), with daily performances from their kapahaka group (cultural group). While you’re there you can check out Rotorua’s famous natural mud pools and hot baths.

Close up of Glow worms on wall of cave

Waitomo Caves

Glow worm caves in Waitomo are a truly magical experience – you’ll be paddled into the darkness on serene boats, to marvel at the natural cathedrals covered in twinkling lights.

Adventure Activities

Surfer riding wave on board


Catch some waves at one of New Zealand’s top surf beaches, less than an hour’s drive away. Covered in iron-rich black sand, Raglan beach is famous for its perfect waves and relaxed, friendly town.

Skydivers flying in sky


Skydiving is on offer in Taupo, with spectacular thrills over New Zealand’s largest lake – and it’s only a couple of hours down the road. You'll also find the famous Skyline Luge here too!

Jet boat on water

Cambridge Jet Boat Tours

Ultimate Dambuster Jet Boat Tour. 35 min breathtaking adrenaline rush. River jet boat tour to the base of the Karapiro dam and back. 3 sets of rapids and 2 waterfalls.

Art & Culture

Hot air balloons lit up against the night sky

Balloons Over Waikato

Hot-air balloons are common in Hamilton with the city’s settled weather, so there’s fantastic opportunity to take a ride in one yourself. Every year, the sky also becomes full of them during the Hamilton Hot-air Balloon Festival.

Hamilton Gardens - view of Italian garden

Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens is made up of over 18 beautiful gardens fitting into five different collections: Paradise, Productive, Fantasy, Cultivar and Landscape. A popular wedding destination, the Hamilton Gardens is open year round and is free.