Local attractions and activities

Ohaupo is located close to many of the main tourist attractions in the Waikato and central North Island.
All are ideal for day trips.



Experience the magic of Hobbiton.
In the heart of New Zealand, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire™, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies. 40 minutes drive. More…


Waitomo Caves

Waitomo Glowworm Caves are a must-see for any traveller. Enjoy the world famous boat ride under thousands of magical glowworms and become a part of over 120 years of cultural and natural history. 45 minutes drive. More…



Sanctuary Mountain is a conservation project which aims to continue the species re-introductions and breeding programmes to create bio-diversity in a sound ecological environment. 30 minute drive. More…



The city of Hamilton is nestled on the banks of the mighty Waikato River. Visit Hamilton Gardens, the Zoo, take a cruise on the Waikato River Explorer or check out some of its many bars and restaurants. 20 minutes drive. More…


Walking Tracks

There are many amazing walking tracks throughout the Waikato district with something to suit all fitness levels. Amazing views are at your feet - from mountain tops to spectacular waterfalls. More…



Whether you’re looking for world-class surf, stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, inspiring arts or simply a good old cup of coffee, Raglan has something for everyone. 45 minute drive. More…



Cambridge is blessed with trees, parks and gardens and offers activities including rowing, kayaking, jet boating, skiing, cruising, fishing and biking. It is also the equine capital of New Zealand. 20 minute drive. More…



Soak up the best of New Zealand's fascinating Maori culture, explore dramatic landscapes; bathe in lake-edge thermal pools and admire magnificent strands of subtropical rainforest. 1hour 15 minutes drive. More…


Lake Taupo

From snow-blanketed winter skifields and alpine deserts, ancient forests and trout-filled rivers to the thundering Huka Falls, steaming geothermal valleys and the otherworldly landscape of Tongariro National Park. More…