Explore Hamilton, New Zealand's fourth largest urban area and the hub of the Waikato.Set on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, Hamilton is home to around 129,000 people and offers all the energy of a thriving urban centre, but without the stress of a big city.
Our Hamilton hotels make the perfect base to see the attractions and activities in the Waikato and Waitomo region and even in the central North Island.
Situated at the heart of the North Island, Hamilton has a host of world-class attractions, such as the Hamilton Zoo, “the zoo with personality”. Here you can see over 600 native New Zealand and exotic birds, mammals and reptiles, including cheetahs, meerkats and even a herd of white rhinos! Stop in at the Hamilton Gardens and walk through the Gardens’ five unique collections, which include incredible landscapes such as the colourful India Char Bagh Garden and the romantic Italian Renaissance Garden. The Hamilton Gardens is also host to the annual Arts Festival, which takes place during the second half of Feburary. Finally, complete your day with a trip to the Waikato Museum and look through a range of exhibits that tell the stories of New Zealand’s arts, culture and history.
Hamilton is also a key destination for business conference and incentives. Our Hamilton hotels are ideally suited no matter what your requirements. The city has an excellent infrastructure and great facilities and services for conferences of various sizes. Hamilton International Airport is an important gateway for visitors to the region with many domestic and trans-Tasman flights. Located only 15 minutes south of the city, the airport includes excellent duty free shopping for all departures and arrivals, rental cars and banking facilities. Our cheap flights to Hamilton make it easy to fly in and out.
Hamilton is a dynamic centre of scientific and agricultural research. The city is an important manufacturing centre and continues to be a centre of academic excellence with the University of Waikato and the Waikato Institute of Technology. There are also many private institutes established that target English language skills and specific career options, such as tourism and computer skills, making this a popular region with students all around the world.
So wot are you waiting for? Book your Hamilton accommodation today!
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