Split in two by the Waikato River which flows through the centre of the city, Hamilton is a lovely city to explore and is found on the North Island. Enjoy it to its fullest with the aid of a rental car.
Enjoy a relaxing day and discover Hamilton's various gardens such as the rose gardens and the Chinese themed Scholar Gardens. If you have kids in tow, you might prefer a trip to Hamilton Zoo.
Make your visit a memorable one with a canoe or kayak river tour of the city. Or, for a truly unique souvenir, sign up for a workshop at Raglan’s bone carving studio.
Along the city’s main street you’ll find a vast array of bars and restaurants to cater to every taste and craving. Complete with a lively atmosphere, this is the city’s social hub and offers a great evening’s entertainment, especially at the weekend.
Day Trips From Hamilton
Explore the picturesque shire and tour the famous structures created for the Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies.
Venture to the nearby town of Raglan. A typical New Zealand beach town, there are a number of rugged beaches to visit which are perfect for surfing like Whale Bay and Manu Bay. If you don’t fancy taking to the waves there are also several excellent walks in the Raglan area. Hike to the top of Bridal Veil Falls or for more of a challenge climb Mount Karioi.
Pirongia Forest Park is just a 1.5 hour journey away. Enjoy a number of outdoor activities in this natural oasis! Choose from hiking, mountain biking, caving, swimming and fishing. There is something for everyone in this lovely part of New Zealand.