Waingaro is the perfect place to stay while you are in Hamilton as some of the city’s main attractions are within easy driving distance. Two sights that should be on every visitor’s list is the fabulous Waingaro Hot Springs and the much-loved Ngarauwahia War Memorial. Also, be sure to check out Raglan Beach and the Bridal Veil Falls.
Waingaro has plenty of museums, exhibits and show venues nearby that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. Popular art galleries, include the Waikato Museum of Art and History. To catch home-grown and touring acts, pick up some tickets to the Founders Theatre, one of the region’s great performing arts venues.
When it’s time to take a break from the noisy streets of Hamilton, head to one of the many nearby green spaces. To see the nearby wilderness drive out to Mount Karioi. Enjoy some of the pleasant urban parks such as Memorial Park.
To shop for local fashion or enjoy a snack, set out to visit the Hamilton Centre Place.
Those with a love of rugby union will feel right at home at Waikato Stadium, home of local legends the Chiefs and the popular Waikato Rugby Union. Relive the match’s highlights over a few drinks with friendly locals after the final whistle blows in a nearby pub.
After enjoying the charms of Waingaro, relax for the night at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. Take your pick from the Kingsgate Hotel Hamilton, the Ibis Hamilton Tainui, or the Novotel Tainui Hamilton.