The Ministry of Business, Indicators, Innovation and Employment Regional Tourism Estimates indicates that visitor expenditure in the Waikato district has grown from $75 million in 2009 to $139 million in 2019.

The majority of visitor expenditure in the Waikato district is from domestic visitors with $106 million followed by $33M million attributed to international visitors.

Source - Visitor Statistics Waikato District November 2018

For the latest visitor expenditure data, visit MBIE.

Waikato Regional Tourism Organisation Fact Sheets

Guest Nights

The Statistics New Zealand Accommodation Survey records the number of guests staying in hotels, motels, backpacker accommodation, and holiday parks in New Zealand each month. Guest nights in the Waikato region are at a record high.

Tourism Facts

Some facts about tourism in the Waikato region sourced from the Waikato District Council, Hamilton & Waikato Tourism report to Waikato District Council, 2018.

Visitor Arrivals

The Waikato district has an i-SITE information centre located in the beautiful seaside town and tourism mecca, Raglan. Waikato tourist travel and visitor information includes experiences and activities, expert local information, as well as national New Zealand travel information.


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