Your Gateway to the Startline


From stunning bush covered mountains to rugged coastlines, the Waikato Region has so much to offer. Stay in the center of the North Island and you are within reach of all the best activities our region has to offer! Waitomo Caves, Coromandel, surf spots, bush walks, unique artisan foods, and a rich heritage and history - everything you could want is right here!


Visit the Cornerstone Alpaca Stuf in Gordonton. Meet the herd of 120 alpacas, hand feed them their favourite nuggets, and feel their soft alpaca wool. Only an hour drive from Auckland or 8 minutes from Hamilton

Nikau Cave is one of the most beautiful glowworm caves in New Zealand, with thousands of glowworms and amazing formations. The beautiful café is the perfect place for a relaxing day trip from Auckland or refreshing getaway

Looking for an exciting activity, whether it be rain or shine? Look no further than our 530m Go Kart track! Race your mates and set your fastest lap on our scoreboard!

6 laps of foot-to-the-floor adrenalin filled action around our 2.7km National Circuit.
A must-do V8 U-Drive experience for all V8 lovers! 

Visit the vibrant coastal town of Raglan! Whether you’re looking for world-class surf, stunning scenery, beautiful beaches, inspiring arts or simply a good old cup of coffee, Raglan offers the perfect laid-back escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Huntly is known for many things; one of New Zealands largest power stations, it's rich mining history, it's beautiful lakes and scenic walks, and the last remaining D*E*K*A sign. 

Where Are We?

The Hampton Downs Information Centre is located just off Highway One, just 45 minutes from Auckland, we are a convenient gateway into the Waikato Region.

Visit us in-store and let us help you with bookings, activities, and accommodation. Browse our fantastic range of New Zealand made products, have a coffee next door at Aoraki Coffee Roasters, or take a ride on one of our Hyper Stimulator Race Car Simulators!

Contact Us

Hampton Downs Information Centre

The Hub, 20 Hampton Downs Road

Te Kauwhata

09 280 6555

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