The heart of New Zealand
The Mighty Waikato, located just south of Auckland, covers a large part of the central North Island.
Reaching coast to coast, we have spectacular scenery that can easily be mistaken for the idyllic English rolling hills, the vast Canadian forests, the beautiful Spanish coastline. Or easily transformed into a weird and wonderful world such as the landscapes in The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit or Disney’s latest film Mulan.
Due to its strategic location, our capital Hamilton has quickly grown into New Zealand's fourth-largest city. It has a domestic airport, is linked to the New Zealand railway networks and has excellent motorway connections. Making Auckland International Airport a mere 1 ½ hrs drive.
Waikato is also home to one of the largest and most versatile event centres in the country, making our database of talent, experienced crew & producers ever-growing.
How can we help?
Waikato Screen assists with the A-Z in film from film location scouting, facilitation, film permitting, film crew & service provision, advocacy and liaison with the local government.
As a local film office, we facilitates the relationship between the (inter)national film industry, the government and the community within the Mighty Waikato. Our key goals are to improve communication, stimulate economic development, support & promote talent in the Waikato region.
Phone: (+64) 210 477 069