1. Discover Waitomo
Go underground through a labyrinth of caves to discover thousands of tiny twinkling glowworms
2. Hamilton Gardens
Take a virtual journey through breath-taking themed garden collections that explore different civilisations and recreate historically important garden styles from the farthest reaches of the world.
3. Waitomo Adventures
Take a subterranean adventure from your living room with Waitomo Adventures
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4. HobbitonTM Movie Set
Experience the real Middle-earth with a virtual visit to the Hobbiton Movie Set, featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films. Discover the magic of Hobbiton Movie Set right here
5. Google Street View of Waikato River
Enjoy the first online 360-degree view of a New Zealand river – the mighty Waikato River. The Google Street Trekker travelled the length of New Zealand's longest river, the Waikato, using 15 cameras taking photos every two-and-a-half seconds. It then used the imagery to create a 360-degree virtual tour of the 425km river from Port Waikato to Lake Taupō.
6. Waikato Museum
Create your own exhibition online using images of items from the Museum’s collection.
Browse nearly 10,000 objects, including nationally significant artworks, priceless taonga that reflect our unique Maaori heritage, and social history items reflecting everyday life in the past.
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See inside the Waikato Museum and revisit some of their previous exhibitions: ‘For Us They Fell’ telling the stories of the people of the Waikato and World War One, ‘Ngaa Taonga: treasures from Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato’ and ‘Te Haerenga The Journey: Toward Te Whare Taonga o Waikato’, two exhibitions that commemorated the 30th anniversary of the opening of Waikato Museum in their purpose-built building on Grantham Street in 1987.
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