Win an “Explore Your Backyard” package at the Waikato Show

The Waikato has some wonderful things to see and do, it is a region where the Magic Runs Deep, and we want you to get out and experience it. We have two great packages you could win, a Couples Waikato Weekend Getaway and The Family Waikato Exploration Package.

We thank Hamilton Waikato Tourism as they have kindly put together these packages with the operators.

Couples Prize Package

Family Prize Package (family of 4)

*Vehicle must be arranged in advance with Ebbett Volkswagen and will be given on a Friday to be returned on the following Monday. New Volkswagen vehicle type is subject to which demonstrator vehicles are available at the chosen weekend. Winner must have a full drivers licence. Vehicle must stay in the North Island

How to Enter

It’s super easy to enter, purchase an adult’s or concession ticket online or on the day of the show, register your details, then scan your QR code at the stands placed around the show.

How to Register Your Ticket

If you buy online you will be promoted through an email to complete your details. If you buy on the day, you can register your details at the stands at the beginning of the show.

How to Find the Stands

Just refer to your show map, you can find them at the listed Expos. You can check back here on the day for a list of where they will be as well.

For detailed Terms and Conditions, click here.

Thank you to the Waikato Operators providing these amazing packages.

HobbitonTM Movie Set

Discover the most picturesque private farmland near Matamata, where you can visit Hobbiton Movie Set that was completely re-built for filming of The Hobbit Trilogy. Hobbiton Movie Set provides visitors with first-hand insights into the details that went into creating the set. The Hobbit HolesTM, Green DragonTM Inn, mill and other structures created for the The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit films can be viewed.

Waitomo Adventures

Trollcave – Take on the challenge of a Cave Troll we accidentally unearthed at Waitomo Caves. Now we need your help to look after “Tom”. This adventure is conducted in the world’s first underground eco-sanctuary – built for the study & preservation of Cave Trolls. Being interactive, it’s perfect for children and grown-ups of all ages. Wheelchair accessible.

Raglan Kayak & Paddleboard

Explore Raglan’s stunning Limestone Coast and its unique pancake rock formations. Guided Excursions and Rentals available daily – No experience necessary. Providing “Good Times” since 2003.


Zealong Tea Estate

Zealong Tea Estate is widely regarded as a Waikato icon and the only commercial tea estate in New Zealand, producing award-winning, certified organic, New Zealand-grown tea. Offering serene views, a variety of event venues, public activities and tours, Zealong Tea Estate is a must-visit destination.

Lake District Adventures

Lake District Adventures is a family run business located on the shores of stunning Lake Karapiro. We offer mountain bike, kayak and SUP hire, along with kayak glow worm tours and guided mountain bike tours. We also provide regular shuttle services along the Waikato River Trail and to other trails in surrounding areas.  Our services are available to anyone of varying age and fitness levels to try so come along and try our awesome activities for yourself!

Novotel Tainui Hamilton

Make yourself at home in 4-star comfort at Novotel Hamilton Tainui hotel. The perfect base for your Waikato holiday, it is just 20-minutes from Hamilton Airport. Located on the banks of the Waikato River, it’s an easy stroll to attractions and activities such as SkyCity Hamilton casino and Waikato Stadium. Explore dining and shopping options in the heart of Hamilton city nearby or travel a little further afield to experience the wonder of the region.

Distinction Hamilton Hotel

Located only minutes from the Hamilton city centre, the 4 star Distinction Hamilton Hotel is a favourite with business travellers and holiday makers alike. Offering 147 refurbished, air-conditioned rooms and suites and guest services including FREE unlimited WiFi, gym, 3 spa pools and an indoor swimming pool. The hotel also boasts a popular restaurant, bar and some of the largest conference facilities in the Waikato area.

Discover Waitomo

Discover Waitomo at the official home of the famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves, The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. and so much more…

Find moments to remember. Share the magic. Discover more… #DiscoverYourGlow

Bowl and Social – SKYCITY Hamilton

Open daily from 9am and located on Level 2 of the SKYCITY Hamilton complex, Bowl and Social is Hamilton’s only Tenpin bowling alley with world-class bowling technology, TimeZone games and a brand new kitchen & bar! Whether you have a group of friends or family wanting a fun day out, or a group of colleagues looking for team building exercises or social functions, we’ve got options to suit.

Ebbetts Volkswagon

Here at Ebbett Volkswagen we are passionate about our vehicles. With a strong history behind it, Volkswagen has come a long way from designing the original Beetle in 1931 to the fuel-saving BlueMotion technologies that are developed in their modern vehicles. For us it’s not a one-off transactional experience with our customers, we are here to look after your vehicle with our after sales service too. Our experienced and qualified Volkswagen technicians will have your vehicle servicing and car repair needs covered.

Sanctuary Mountain

Sanctuary Mountain is New Zealand’s most ambitious conservation project protected by the world’s longest pest-proof fence. An exciting partnership with Kiwis for kiwi Trust will mean a translocation of 500 North Island Brown kiwi to Sanctuary Mountain in the next 5 years. Home to New Zealand’s endangered species like takahe, kokako, tuatara, and giant weta, Sanctuary Mountain is a world-class eco-tourism destination right in the heart of the Waikato.

Hamilton Zoo

Come and enjoy the wonders of the living world in a wildlife sanctuary renowned for its generous habitats. Get to know our animals during free daily Zoo Keeper talks. For a special experience you’ll always remember, go behind the scenes on an animal encounter. Hamilton Zoo is committed to inspiring conservation action through participation in various projects and contributing to breeding programmes for endangered species.