The Waikato

Green spaces, forest and river walks, cycling, glow worms, mud pools, and the odd Middle Earth dwelling or two.

Rustling Oaks short-term vacay accommodations are the perfect base to visit the big three, Hobbiton, Waitomo, and Rotorua.


Hobbiton Movie Set

Hobbiton is famous world-wide. The movies, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, were filmed at this iconic and quite mysterious location.

Waitomo Glow Worms

Waitomo Caves are famous for glow worms. Truely a magical journey that challenges your intimacy with the Earth’s heritage. 


There is so much to visit and uniquely experience in Rotorua, from Maaori culture, to geothermal pools, to adventure activities.

Visit our amazing beaches. Mount Maunganui, the Coromandel Coast, and Raglan offer some of the best swimming and surfing beaches in New Zealand.


Explore Raglan’s natural beauty. Enjoy its old-world charms. Raglan and it’s surrounds boasts some of New Zealand’s best outdoor and adventure activities.


The Coromandel offers some of New Zealand’s most amazing beaches, heritage trails, and traveling experiences. You’ll be captivated by the views.

Mt Maunganui

Mount Maunganui offers many activities, from surfing, and surf lessons, to the most popular short walk in New Zealand, and much, much more.

Something Different

Drive from Rustling Oaks to visit Waitomo Glow Worms, then continue on to Kawhia. drive the coastal route to Raglan, followed by a visit to Mt Pirongia.


A short 10-minute drive to Cambridge gives you award-winning bars, restaurants, cafes, retail & boutique stores, including quaint antique shops.

Your Foodie Heaven

Retail & Boutique Stores

Cambridge offers a number of quaint antique stores and one-of-a-kind boutique retail stores. Fall in love with our range of Upcycled boutique stores.

Farmer's Market

Winners of the Organic Farmer’s Market Competition 2023, the Cambridge Farmer’s Market is well-worth a visit. Held early Saturday mornings on the cricket field in the centre of town.

Lake Te Koo Utu

Located in the centre of Cambridge, Lake Te Koo Utu provides a tranquil 1km walking trail loop. Or push yourself hard to run the steeper trails that are dotted around the Lake. The Lake is perfect for a picnic.

Tivoli Cinema

Take a bit of time to un-wind and relax. Featuring three state-of-the-art auditoriums and full digital projection, Tivoli Cinema in Cambridge offers you a wide range of films from around the world.


Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari is a mainland ecological island, is a sanctuary for many of our most endangered species.

Laka Karapiro

For more than 20,000 years Lake Karāpiro has flowed through the Waikato. Today it is a hydroelectric lake, available for water sports.


Cycling is a popular sport and past time in Cambridge. You will find many trails around the Waipa and the Waikato which vary in difficulty.


The Grassroots Trust Velodrome is a busy cycling centre with many national and international events held each year. Guided tours are available.


Fifteen-minutes north of Cambridge lies Hamilton, the Waikato's largest centre, where you will find a growing list of attractions and activities.

Hamilton Gardens

Waikato University

The University of Waikato is one of the leading tertiary providers in New Zealand. It features a stunning campus.

FMG Stadium Waikato

The FMG Stadium is the spiritual home of rugby in Hamilton. It will be the home for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023.

Hamilton Airport

The Hamilton Airport is located fifteen-minutes drive from Rustling Oaks, making your visit easy and hassle free.

Explore all the Waikato has to offer

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Looking for the ultimate Waikato escape?

Look no further than the Rustling Oaks. Find us in the soul of the mighty Waikato, surrounded by New Zealand's most loved tourist attractions, lush green forests, beautiful countryside, and quaint towns — you won’t travel far to explore.

Stay with us, here, at Rustling Oaks

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Rustling Oaks Tiny House

Be charmed by the Rustling Oaks Tiny House

Modern, nostalgic, park-like
— a truely unique escape

2 guests / 1 bedroom / 1 queen bed
kitchenette / bathroom / Wifi

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Rustling Oaks Pool House

The Rustling Oaks Pool House—your romantic escape

Romantic, modern, quiet
— an idyllic countryside location

3 guests / 1 queen bed / 1 sofa bed
kitchenette / bathroom / Wifi