LOCAL ACTIVITIES

Hi Greg
I just thought I'd send you a quick note to say how much I loved the new pickup system - it's so much easier than the old one. From landing to being on the road took about ten minutes - brilliant!
Thanks heaps
Nic

Thank you again for the second time this year. You delivered to my wife a spotlessly clean and detailed vehicle, the service was prompt and the vehicle delivered with a smile and local service. I will certainly recommend your vehicles to our friends, regards

Thank-you RaD Car Hire - every step of the process was easy, from your fast reply by email when I contacted you through your website, to the friendly service and the ultra-thrifty but utterly reliable car. Love the can-do attitude. You are definitely my car-hire company of choice.

Must see places of Waikato.

Raglan

Only 45 minutes to the west of Hamilton on SH23 is the quaint seaside town of Raglan. This area is also the premier surfing area in New Zealand. Each year the area is visited by world renown "Surfies". The local High School even runs a Surf School and this is a popular choice for children from all over New Zealand. The town is a great place to explore with many small Art shops / Galleries. There are great cafes spread throughout the town, it is a great place to visit and relax with a latte.

http://www.raglansurf.com/  

Hobbiton

Guided tour daily to "Hobbiton" Famous throught the world as the mythical home to the "Hobbits" from Peter Jacksons "Lord of the Rings"

http://www.hobbitontours.com/  

Bridal Veil Falls

Just 10 kilometres East of Raglan is Bridal Veil Falls. Stunning scenery, a well kept Waikato secret.

http://www.new-zealand-pictures.co.nz/bridal-veil-falls-waikato-nz-944-pictures.htm  

Lake Karapiro

Home of the world famous New Zealand and World Champion Rowers. New Zealand has a great history in the sport of Rowing, and this lake is the home to the New Zealand representative teams and individuals. This will be the venue for the World Rowing Champs in 2011. It is situated just 2.5 kilometres south of the beautiful town of Cambridge on State Highway 1.

http://www.lakekarapiro.co.nz/  

Waitomo

45 minutes south of Hamilton city is the Waitomo region, famous for its limestone cave systems and featuring blackwater rafting and glow worm caves. Guided tours are conducted daily through a range of caves.

http://www.waitomo.com/  

Turangawaewae

On State Highway 1 north of Hamilton is the home of the Maori King Movement This historical Marae is set on the banks of the river and is situated close to the Sacred Mountain Taupiri.

http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/papatuanuku-the-land/5