The area I live in is ideal for people wanting to explore the Waikato Region. Very close to Lake Karapiro and the Velodrome which are both world class event centres. Hobbiton is only a 30 minute drive from Leamington. Waitomo Caves is only 50 minutes. Stay here for a few days and explore this amazing area. Waikato River trail for mountain biking, numerous walks and bike trails. Maungatautari Bird Sanctuary is close by.