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HamiltonNew Zealand

Surrounded by some of the most popular attractions on the North Island, Hamilton combines the authenticity of a country town and the cultural richness of a city.

Hamilton boasts and impressive array of attractions, all within easy reach from the city itself. The beautiful jagged coasts of the Coromandel and Mount Maunganui, Rotorua’s hot springs and Raglan’s fantastic surf are just a few of the natural attractions on offer in the area. If you prefer to keep your feet dry, the city further inland offers a wide range of attractions including gardens and museums.

Situated along the Waikato River, Hamilton is the fourth largest city in New Zealand, boasting a humble 150,000 inhabitants. Climb aboard the Waikato River Explorer and cruise the River’s emerald green waters, taking you from Hamilton into the heart of the countryside. The city is most famous for its relaxed atmosphere, eclectic café culture and thriving arts scene. Sport fanatics won’t be disappointed either; the city also boasts a distinguished sporting history centred around the local rugby union team, The Chiefs.

The Waikato Museum portrays the areas settler past in extraordinary detail. With its extensive collection of visual art and its action packed schedule of educational events, visitors will enjoy exploring the history of this beautiful region. The Hamilton Gardens showcase an outstanding collection of New Zealand’s native plant life and horticulture. Admission to the Gardens is free and includes some spectacular international garden designs.

The Waitomo Caves are an absolute must-see for anyone visiting the area. Illuminated by thousands of glow worms, visitors have the opportunity to abseil into the caves and experience an adrenaline-packed “black-water rafting” tour. If you’re looking for a calmer alternative, the chic boutique stores and cafés in Cambridge are a great way to spend the day with friends and family. The Kiwi House and Native Bird Park in Otorohanga or Hamilton Zoo is an entertaining alternative for children.

Once you have exhausted all of the nearby attractions, explore the North Island’s stunning beaches and coastal areas. The breath taking white-capped mountains and emerald green forests with hot springs are at the heart of New Zealand are just waiting to be explored. Hamilton is easily navigable by foot and operates a free shuttle bus around the city that runs every 10 minutes.

Top hotels in Hamilton

Novotel Tainui Hamilton
Novotel Tainui Hamilton
4.5 out of 5
7 Alma Street, Hamilton
The price is NZ$209 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.

This family-friendly Hamilton hotel is located in the business district, just steps away from Hamilton Central Business District and SkyCity Hamilton. Waikato ...

4.4/5Excellent! (995 reviews)

"Bed was comfortable and location was perfect. The not so great side was that the conditioner was expired and I didn't realize until after I finished washing my hair. Expired for over a year as well, staff need to check their stock when refilling."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2021

Novotel Tainui Hamilton
Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton
Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton
3.5 out of 5
23 Clarence Street, Hamilton
The price is NZ$161 per night from 29 Jan. to 30 Jan.

Located in the heart of Hamilton, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Waikato Museum of Art and History, SkyCity Hamilton and Waikato Hospital. Hamilton Gardens ...

4.3/5Excellent! (994 reviews)

"Spa pools and outdoor seating area where you could enjoy the weather and have a swim after"…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2021

Ventura Inn & Suites Hamilton
VR Hamilton
VR Hamilton
4 out of 5
237 Victoria Street, Hamilton
The price is NZ$90 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.

Located in the heart of Hamilton, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Waikato Museum of Art and History and SkyCity Hamilton. Waikato Hospital and Hamilton Gardens ...

3.1/5 (995 reviews)

"For the price I paid the room and massive bathroom was excellent. Staff were friendly and location is ideal for a Hamilton night out"…"

Reviewed on 27 Dec. 2020

VR Hamilton
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Hamilton

Quest Hamilton
Quest Hamilton
4 out of 5
51 London Street, Cnr London and Victoria Streets, Hamilton
The price is NZ$162 per night from 7 Feb. to 8 Feb.

Located in the heart of Hamilton, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Hamilton Central Business District and SkyCity Hamilton. Waikato Hospital and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (259 reviews)

"We liked the character of the building being the old NZ dairy co head office. Had studio apartment well laid out, but found lighting poor. Car parking a bit different with car lifts. Excellent location with some good eating joints."…"

Reviewed on 12 Dec. 2020

Quest Hamilton
Raglan Holiday Park
Raglan Holiday Park
2 out of 5
61 Marine Parade, Raglan
The price is NZ$64 per night from 8 Feb. to 9 Feb.

Situated in Raglan, this beach campsite is within 1 mile (2 km) of Raglan & District Museum and Raglan Golf Club. Ngarunui Beach is 1.6 mi (2.6 km) away.

4.4/5Excellent! (197 reviews)

"Excellent location, picturesque walk across the estuary bridge to central town, restaurants & shopping. Family group of 7 inc 4 teenagers comfortably accommodated in two adjacent self contained, clean, well equipped units."…"

Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2020

Raglan Holiday Park
Anglesea Motel and Conference Centre
Anglesea Motel and Conference Centre
4.5 out of 5
36 Liverpool Street, Hamilton
The price is NZ$108 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.

Located in the heart of Hamilton, this luxury apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Hamilton Central Business District and SkyCity Hamilton. Waikato ...

4.1/5Very Good! (379 reviews)

"Very good location; good room with a spa; good customer service; overall good value. A mirror in the lounge and bedroom would be very handy; with the mirror in the bathroom, one can't get ready if someone is using the bathroom."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2021

Anglesea Motel and Conference Centre
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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