Hamilton and Waikato Tourism is the regional tourism organisation for Waikato. They cover 7 territorial authority areas, including Waikato district.
China is now New Zealand’s second largest source of international visitors to NZ, with 12.3% growth in the year to June 2018. Australia continues to be NZ's largest source of international visitors.
Visitor expenditure in the Waikato region was $1.524b (5th highest in NZ) in the year to June 2018. This was split between domestic visitors ($1.156b) and international visitors ($369m).
In the Waikato district, visitor expenditure continues to grow from $86m in 2016 to $130m in 2018. Raglan is the Waikato district's main tourism area with a range of activities and its world-class left hand surf break, bringing visitors from around the globe.
Airbnb is a growing market in Waikato district, making up the equivalent of 30% of the available commercial accommodation stock. Throughout New Zealand there is a high need for more commercial accommodation such as resorts, hotels and motels. If you are interested in speaking with us about establishing a new commercial accommodation facility, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Statistical information on tourism in New Zealand and the Waikato region is available from the Ministry of Innovation, Business & Employment.
Tourism New Zealand Strategy - Tourism 2025 - Growing Value Together
Raglan Visitor Infrastructure Study
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