There are plenty of options when it comes to finding the home and lifestyle you're looking for in Waikato.
This includes everything from a good-sized modern city to smaller regional towns, along with rural and coastal areas.
Looking for general housing information?
To find rental houses available in the area you can look online, in local newspapers or the Property Press magazine, or on social websites like Neighbourly.
Trade Me Property - advertises a large number of properties to rent in the Waikato.
MBIE Market Rents - lists the average weekly rent being charged for properties in the Waikato.
MBIE Tenancy Information - contains information about your rights and obligations when renting a property in New Zealand.
Trade Me - find houses to buy in the Waikato.
Quotable Value (QV) - search and compare average house prices in the Waikato region.
Sorted - information on getting a mortgage in New Zealand.
Real Estate - has the country’s most comprehensive selection of real estate listings online.
Before you buy a property you should check its Land Information Memorandum (LIM). LIMs provide comprehensive information about the land and buildings on a particular property. A LIM report can be purchased from the local council.
Rates are the taxes levied by councils to help fund the work they do locally. You can find out what the rates are going to be on a property you may be considering buying.
Utilities and services
There are many options for phone and internet providers. See more information about mobile, phone and internet providers on our Getting Connected page.
Electricity and gas
Electricity Authority - click on the map for Waikato/Coromandel to find all the power companies to choose from in the Waikato.
Consumer Powerswitch - compare gas and electricity options.
Rubbish and recycling
Information about roadside rubbish collection and recycling can be found on your local council website.
- Hamilton Rubbish and Recycling
- Hauraki Rubbish and Recycling
- Matamata-Piako Rubbish and Recycling
- Otorohanga Rubbish and Recycling
- Rotorua Rubbish and Recycling
- South Waikato Rubbish and Recycling
- Taupo Rubbish and Recycling
- Thames-Coromandel Rubbish and Recycling
- Waikato Rubbish and Recycling
- Waipa Rubbish and Recycling
- Waitomo Rubbish and Recycling