North Island, New Zealand
An hour south of Auckland you will find the verdant green farming region of Waikato and its main city of Hamilton. The magnificent Waikato River winds its way through this small, elegant city; once you have taken in the city sights, there are many ways to get out and enjoy the river, including river cruises and kayaking tours.
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To the north of Hamilton you can visit a majestic Kauri forest in the Hakarimata Ranges, and journey below the earth to experience limestone caves lit up by glow-worms at Nikau Caves.
The Tamahere Country Markets just outside of Hamilton are held the third Saturday of every month, and showcase the best of Waikato produce, art and craft.
South of Hamilton explore the Waikato River Trails, a series of spectacular walking and biking tracks through native bush and wetlands. Or visit the internationally acclaimed Te Waiho Walkway and Blue Spring, with its pure underground water.
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