ko tainui te waka, ko taupiri te maunga, ko waikato te awa. he piko he taniwha, he piko he taniwha, waikato taniwharo

Welcome to Waikato, the tribal domain of Waikato-Tainui, comprised of 26 marae through our wider tribal area.

Waikato-Tainui reveres the diverse beauty of the landscape across our region. The Waikato region was renowned as a food basket with its fertile soils abundant with crops, its rivers teamed with eels and fish, its forests full with bird life and native flora.

Waikato-Tainui work within the Waikato district and the whole country to build our region as a national and international economic powerhouse, built on productivity and innovation for the benefit of all that reside and visit here.

Waikato-Tainui were chosen as guardians of the Kiingitanga due to their reputation for being hospitable and welcoming hosts. Since then, Waikato-Tainui has hosted thousands of national and international visitors, teaching them the history, and showcasing the beauty of our natural environment.

Today, the Waikato is a vibrant hub of cultural diversity and economic development. Everyone is welcome in the Waikato. This is our place, this is your place.

Nau mai ki roto o Waikato - welcome to the waikato

Tuakau Hotel

Inside this gracious 1875 hotel you will discover a beautifully restored building that maintains the original charm.

LaValla Estate

LaValla Estate is a function, events and accommodation provider located 10 minutes from Pukekohe, 30 minutes from Auckland. LaValla cater for weddings, conferences and club functions. LaValla can also provide great sports facilities for indoor and outdoor entertainment.


Aeronavics is a manufacturer of advanced multi-rotor airframes, RTF craft and related accessories. Based in the Waikato, Aeronavics are a committed team of enthusiasts and skilled engineers with a passion for flight.


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