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Hamilton City New Zealand

Hamilton New Zealand

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Hamilton City New Zealand


Hamilton City in New Zealand is a modern vibrant city, surrounded by lush green pasture land which makes up the Waikato region.

Hamilton City caters for a variety of B&B's, hotels and motel accommodation. Shop till you drop in Hamilton's shopping malls and central CBD retail district then visit galleries and dine at fantastic cafes and restaurants. Enjoy top events and visitor attractions which Hamilton has to offer and is becoming well known for.

Hamilton City sits on astride the mighty 'Waikato River' the longest river in New Zealand and which boasts a host of aquatic activities. Hamilton is located in the center of the hub surrounded by some of New Zealand's hottest attractions and activities. One of the local attractions not far from Hamilton is Hobbiton, the movie location, which featured in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

Only 1 1/2 hours drive from Auckland, Hamilton City is a safe, friendly, clean city and a great place for family holidays or for doing business in.

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The Hamilton CBD is situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, and its rich colourful cultural mix makes it a perfect place to experience the friendly Kiwi experience.

The café and bar scene is a central Hamilton social scene where great food, beverages and people come together for a great time, and plenty of open spaces make the city an easy place to spend time in.

Hamilton City boasts a sophisticated, vibrant restaurant scene provides diners with one of the most enjoyable experiences for eating out in New Zealand.

The mix of modern urban restaurants and cafés offer diners a variety of tasty Asian and Mediterranean cuisine while providing a wide range of succulent New Zealand gourmet delights. The southern part of Victoria Street, near the Skycity Casino, is buzzes with wine bars, pubs and night clubs, local and imported beverages and a wide range of live music venues.

Hamilton is also fast becoming a sort after destination city for international conferences and a venue for major sporting events.

When you go shopping in Hamilton City, be prepared to be enticed by the huge range of products on offer and gift ideas, with everything you could want close at hand. Boutique stores throughout the city sell designer wear fashion and those special more personal gifts to take home with you on your return. Experience the Spanish-style Casabella Lane for its unique atmosphere and gift stores. Take time to wander  through Hamilton's large modern shopping malls.

There are weekend markets in Hamilton and around the region with local produce for sale along with home-made food and gifts or visit some of the local galleries throughout the Waikato region for interesting one-off art pieces and crafts which are for sale.

Come to the party – Stay for the racing

When you come to Te Rapa Racecourse, you can experience more than just racing. From the competitive racing enthusiasts, to families looking for a great day out, we have a thrilling experience to offer everyone.

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Things To Do In Hamilton ........

The Waikato River is one of Hamilton’s well known features and the simplest way to enjoy it is by taking a stroll, bike ride along its banks or take a leisurely cruise down the river with Waikato Cruises.

Or if you fancy a canoe trip along the river, you can hire a kayak and see the city from a different perspective.

Time your visit and you could see dozens of balloons floating above Hamilton city and region as part of the country’s premier ballooning festival, Balloons Over Waikato.

It’s just one of many major Hamilton events contributing to the region’s reputation as one of New Zealand’s leading events centres, with others including international rugby at the Waikato Stadium, netball and cricket fixtures, National Agricultural Fieldays, World Rowing Championships at Lake Karapiro, the Parachute music festival plus a host of other events.

Whether you want to stop in for an hour or a day in Hamilton, there is something for everyone at the Hamilton Gardens. Explore the stunning Paradise Garden Collection, visit Te Parapara - New Zealand's first traditional Maori garden, picnic with the family or catch one of the many exciting events staged here each year.

Other local attractions include Hamilton Zoo, the Waikato Museum of Art and Culture, Art Post Gallery, Skycity Casino Hamilton.

Whether you simply wish to take a scenic sightseeing tour around Hamilton or our region, or go bungy jumping, hot air ballooning, jet-boating, cruising, fishing, surfing, snow skiing  or a myriad of other pursuits and activities, the Waikato region has it  all.

All this, while you base your stay in Hamilton, the hub of New Zealand's Central North Island scenic adventure playground.

Annual Events


Parachute Festival

Rally New Zealand

Balloons over Waikato

Chiefs Rugby

The Magic Netball

The Gallagher Great Race

Motorshow New Zealand

Waikato Boat Show

Waikato World

Waikato Winter Show

Home & Garden Show

Waikato Fiesta Philipinas

Indigo Festival 2010

Business Excellence Awards


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