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Waikato Hike with Artisan Food and Wine - Full Day

Departs Hamilton
Nature and Nosh Tours


  • Climb to the top of the North Island's tallest waterfall
  • Enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch at the Blue Springs and sample local award-winning cheeses
  • Round the day off with a visit to a fifth-generation winery

Love hiking and artisan food? You’ll love every bit of this full day adventure. Climb the tallest waterfall on the North Island, enjoy a picnic lunch next to crystal clear Blue Springs, and sample local award-winning cheese and wine.

What's Included?

  • Comfortable air-conditioned mini van
  • Local driver/guide with commentary
  • Fully-guided three hour waterfall hike
  • Gourmet picnic-style lunch
  • Visit to the Blue Springs
  • Cheese tasting
  • Winery visit and wine tasting
  • Snacks
  • Entrance fees
  • Day pack provided if required

Get ready for an active adventure with a gourmet twist.

You'll certainly work up an appetite after your steady climb to see the top of the spectacular Wairere Falls - North Island’s tallest waterfall.

Rest assured, a gentle walk along the Waihou River follows where you’ll gaze upon some of the clearest water in New Zealand.

This is where you’ll stop for a gourmet picnic lunch before the next part of your trek.

A fantastic stop at that! The views are incredible.

Soon, you’ll enjoy watching a cheesemaker in action.

We can’t assure you’ll ever master the art of cheesemaking, but you will get to taste some of New Zealand’s very best.

The perfect end to your adventure is an afternoon tasting stop at a fifth generation winery.

Session Length

This experience begins at 7:30am and concludes at 4:30pm.


  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • You MUST have a reasonable level of fitness to participate in this experience


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

Minimum number of two people are required for this tour to depart. Maximum group size is 10.


An alternative itinerary will be arrange in the case of extreme weather conditions. Rain does not affect whether this tour runs (unless there is a health and safety concern due to track conditions).

Dress Code

Guests must bring suitable attire for hiking, suitable footwear (hiking boots or trainers with plenty of tread) and a water bottle. A change of clothing is recommended as is a wind and rain jacket. Day backpacks will be provided if required. Jeans and sneakers are not appropriate hiking attire.

Other Info

You will need a reasonable level of fitness for this experience. The waterfall walk is around three hours with total elevation of 200m. The river walk is between 1 and 3km on a flat track. The track surfaces on these two walks vary from farmland/grass to mud and rock and some gravel - but both tracks are well-maintained. Wairere Falls track can be slippery and muddy when there has been a lot of rain. Our guides ensure that the pace is dictated by the group and allow plenty of time for short breaks for water, refreshments, photos and interesting stories on the way.

This experience departs from Hamilton.

For 1 person
1 Day
$370 each
$370 each

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