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Things to see and do in Hamilton

If shopping is on the agenda visitors can take their pick from some of the country’s best fashion designers and stock up on gifts, whether from European-style Casabella Lane and a gallery selling the works of local artists and craftspeople to New Zealand’s largest shopping complex, The Base.

Outdoor enthusiasts might be tempted to take a scenic cruise on the Waikato River or take in the sights from a hot air balloon, then again, they may want to simply stroll along the riverside or play a round of golf at one of the top courses in and around the city.

Families are also well looked after with everything from great playground to tenpin bowling, indoor rock climbing, trampoline parks, go-karting and top attractions such as Hamilton Gardens and Hamilton Zoo and more.

With all the creature comforts you’d expect from a metropolitan city and the added bonus of its central location Hamilton is also the ideal base from which to explore the wider region and central North Island.

How far to:

  • Auckland: 125kms, 2 hours
  • Waitomo: 80kms, 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Rotorua: 106kms, 1 hour 40 mins
  • Tauranga: 120kms, 1 hour 50 mins

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