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Straddling the mighty Waikato River, Hamilton is a city of rich diversity, from its thriving cultural precincts, lush gardens and sweeping parklands, to award winning eateries, vibrant nightlife and colourful street art.

Top Things to do in Hamilton City

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Hamilton Gardens
Hamilton Gardens is a world tour of garden design with each individual garden in the 25-plus collection telling its own story and offering insights into different civilisations.
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Waikato Museum
With a collection of more than 30,000 taonga (treasures), Waikato Museum – Te Whare Taonga on Waikato – overlooks the Waikato River as it threads its way through Hamilton City.
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Hamilton Zoo
Hamilton Zoo is home to 400+ animals including Sumatran tigers, cheetahs, chimpanzees and white rhinos, as well as reptiles.
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SkyCity Hamilton
The premier entertainment destination in Hamilton, SkyCity Hamilton is home to a world-class casino, multiple restaurants and cafes, tenpin bowling and regular live entertainment.
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Cafes, restaurants, nightlife
Hamilton City pleases palates with its award winning dining scene that ranges from sophisticated nationally recognised restaurants to casual eateries including burger joints.
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Street Art
The streets of Hamilton and the city’s public spaces are a visual feast of quirky murals and eye-catching sculptures, a number of them telling local stories.
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Shopping in Hamilton City
In Hamilton there is much to tempt visitors looking to purchase something singular to remind them of their time in the city, or a gift for someone special back home.
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Walking and cycling
A scenic walking and cycling track follows the banks of the Waikato River through the heart of Hamilton.
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Made
Home to a vibrant mix of retailers, eateries, creators and artisan vendors, there’s something for everyone.
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Iconic Events
Theatrical performances and the annual spectacular of the Balloons over Waikato hot air balloon festival, the National Fieldays and the Hamilton Arts Festival mean a packed events calendar.

Destination Hamilton City

Also known by its Māori name Kirikiriroa, Hamilton is the fourth largest city in the country with a young, smart and innovative population of some 180,000 – about half of whom are under 30 years of age. It is the gateway not only to the Waikato with its abundance of leisure and activity experiences, but also to the central North Island region.

Just an hour and a half south of Auckland, Hamilton is readily accessed thanks to its central geographical location and excellent transport links including an extensive expressway as well as rail and Hamilton Airport’s flight schedule that provide direct connections with Wellington, Christchurch, Napier/Hastings, Palmerston North and Nelson.

Hamilton Gardens 

Hamilton Gardens is a world tour of garden design with each individual garden in the 25-plus collection telling its own story and offering insights into different civilisations ranging from Indian, Japanese, Chinese and Egyptian, to Italian, English and Māori.

Located in Hamilton City along a stretch of the mighty Waikato River, the gardens include paradise, fantasy, landscape, cultivar, and productive collections.

The newest, the Ancient Egyptian Garden, takes visitors back 4,000 years to when the pharaohs ruled. Believed to be the first time such an age-old garden has been recreated, it features flowers, vegetables and fruit often used for sacred rituals, along with temples and pergolas.

Waikato Museum

With a collection of more than 30,000 taonga (treasures), Waikato Museum – Te Whare Taonga on Waikato – overlooks the Waikato River as it threads its way through Hamilton City.

Highlights include the majestic war waka (canoe) Te Winika on display, the 13 different galleries where a rich blend of artifacts and artworks are exhibited and the fun science galleries for children.

The museum also operates ArtsPost which is dedicated to developing and promoting artists. Based in the nearby heritage building that was once a post office, ArtsPost has exhibition galleries and a gift shop.

Classic Car Museum

Hamilton’s Classic Car Museum is for passionate petrolheads as well as anyone with a passing interest in the history of motor cars or motor bikes – or simply motoring memorabilia.

More than 100 cars, some dating back to the early 1900s, are displayed – check out the 1906 Alldays & Onions four-seater tourer (named after the two men who designed and manufactured it), or maybe the sleek speedster lines of the 1969 McLaren M6 GT are more your style.

Also popular at the museum is the replica 1950s JukeBox Diner where burgers and shakes are served, overlooked by giant posters of Elvis, Abba and Betty Boop.

Cafes, Restaurants & Nightlife

Hamilton City pleases palates with its award winning dining scene that ranges from sophisticated nationally recognised restaurants to casual eateries including burger joints.

Fresh, seasonal and locally produced is a password in most of the kitchens with flavoursome fare that will take your taste buds on a world tour – no passport needed – as well as showcasing intrinsically New Zealand cuisine.

The central city is also abuzz with bars, pubs and clubs where locally crafted beverages frequently feature, including microbrew beers and ciders and locally produced wine. Eclectic DJs, bands and entertainers ensure a good night out night.

After dark entertainment in Hamilton also includes local and visiting musicians, opera, dance, theatre and festivals with first-rate venues around the city including SkyCity, Claudelands Events Centre, and Clarence Street Theatre, and more.

SkyCity Hamilton

The premier entertainment destination in Hamilton, SkyCity Hamilton is home to a world-class casino, multiple restaurants and cafes, tenpin bowling and regular live entertainment.

With eight eateries and bars to choose from, there is a meal, snack and beverage to please all tastes, including Bowl and Social where refreshments come with 10-pin bowling action.

Zealong Tea Estate

On the outskirts of Hamilton, Zealong Tea Estate is the only commercial tea producer in New Zealand. Apart from the opportunity to taste the range of organic teas, a major drawcard at the estate is the Zealong Teahouse where the signature high tea features your tea of choice served alongside a selection of elegant savoury and sweet bites. 

An on-site boutique showcases the Zealong tea range and all things tea like the irresistible hand-crafted tea sets.

Hamilton Zoo

Hamilton Zoo is home to 400+ animals including Sumatran tigers, cheetahs, chimpanzees and white rhinos, as well as reptiles – geckos, skinks, turtles, tortoises, and the native New Zealand tuatara and the rare, protected Hochstetter’s frog. With the largest walk-through aviary in New Zealand, Hamilton Zoo is where to get up close to native birds like keas and kakas, as well as the brightly plumed exotics.

The Hamilton Zoo Conservation Fund supports projects in New Zealand and internationally, raising awareness and money for a range of organisations.

Walking and cycling

Hamilton Lake Domain – wide open spaces ribboned with walkways makes Hamilton Lake Domain a go-to for anyone looking for a scenic location for a little fresh air. The 100ha domain is close to the central city, has an off-leash area for dogs and a range of other amenities including picnic tables and a destination playground.

Waikato River Walk – the walking and cycling track along both sides of the river offers scenic views of water, parkland, picnic spots, and city life. There are access points at many of the no exit roads and streets that end at the river and at each of the six road bridges linking the western and eastern sides of the city – look out for the graceful arches of Fairfield Bridge, constructed in the 1930s.

Taitua Arboretum – On the outskirts of Hamilton City, the arboretum is the legacy of farmers John and Bunny Mortimer who had a life-long passion for growing native and exotic trees and shrubs on their land. Today the arboretum is 20 ha of mature trees, lakes and woodland gardens with meandering paths, plentiful birdlife and some great views.

Hamilton Mountain Bike Park – Also known as Pukete Mountain Bike Park, this is where there is a variety of tracks ensuring there are experiences suited to both beginners and families, as well as more advanced riders. All ages and skills are also catered for in regular race series and there are rider development opportunities too for anyone wanting to develop skills.

Te Awa River Ride – One of New Zealand’s Great Rides, the Te Awa River Ride follows the mighty Waikato awa between Ngāruawāhia in the north to Lake Karapiro in the south. The ride also includes shared cycling/walking sections.

Golf at St Andrews

Established in the early 1900s, Hamilton Golf Club – St Andrews is a tree-dotted parkland course alongside the Waikato River. Guest players are welcome and the club stages regular tournaments, including corporate days, and other events throughout the year.

Street Art

The streets of Hamilton and the city’s public spaces are a visual feast of quirky murals and eye-catching sculptures, a number of them telling local stories.

There is a real connection to the land with natural and landscape themes running through a lot of the works, as well as a focus on the rich Māori culture and history found throughout the Waikato region.

Hamilton’s street art has been created by an eclectic mix of local artists, as well as some of the big names of the New Zealand and international art scene, encouraging visitors to explore the streets and riverside walkways to discover the artistic wonders.

Amongst the iconic works to look out for are the Riff Raff statute that celebrates Hamilton local Richard O’Brien, creator of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and played the Riff Raff character.

Another is Michael Parekowhai’s Tongue of the Dog sculpture which honours the Māori legend of how the Waikato River was created.

Iconic Events: Balloons Over Waikato, Fieldays, Hamilton Arts Festival

Throughout the year Hamilton stages events that also reflect the diversity of the city. Sports fixtures are enormously popular with rugby a major drawcard, both the games played by the hometown team The Chiefs as well as the All Blacks clashes with international touring teams.

Theatrical performances, largescale concerts, and the annual spectacular of the Balloons over Waikato hot air balloon festival, the National Fieldays and the Hamilton Arts Festival mean a packed events calendar.

Hamilton is also home based for the annual Balloons over Waikato festival when balloonists from around the country, and some from overseas, head for the region to show off their hot air balloons. The festival includes opportunities to take flight and there is also a spectacular nightglow when the balloons light up and set sail over the city.

Performing Arts

From all music genres – be the musicians local, or from elsewhere in New Zealand or visiting international artists – to drag queens entertaining at Hamilton Gardens, dance, comedy and live theatre, the Waikato is where there is a regular calendar of performances to entertain, intrigue and often inform.

Amongst the leading performing arts venues are Claudelands Events Centre which has a variety of spaces including the GLOBOX Arena, the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts and Clarence Street Theatre.

Shopping in Hamilton City

In Hamilton there is much to tempt visitors looking to purchase something singular to remind them of their time in the city, or a gift for someone special back home – or simply to browse the retail scene, from quirky laneway boutiques, homeware and art stores to shopping complexes.

The Base – One of the largest in New Zealand, this shopping complex is located on the northern side of the city at Te Rapa and consists of the original outdoor strip mall as well as the Te Awa enclosed shopping mall. Parking is plentiful while the retail outlets range from quirky boutiques to national and international brand stores.

Centre Place – In the heart of Hamilton City, Centre Place has shops, eateries, as well as entertainment with Metro by Hoyts and Lido cinemas, plus a fun zone with laser tag, mini golf, virtual reality experiences and escape rooms.

Casabella Lane – This treasure trove lane in the downtown runs between Barton and Anglesea streets and is home to 17 locally owned boutique-style stores.

Cheese shops – For a taste of local artisan cheeses including Mercer Cheese and Meyer Gouda Cheese products, head for either one of the two Gouda Cheese shops – one at Rototuna shopping mall and the other on the Hillcrest roundabout. Both give pride of place to Mercer Cheese and Meyer Gouda Cheese products.

Hamilton East - Downtown and across the river in Hamilton East there are eateries that proudly hero locally grown produce and gourmet food products, and an eclectic mix of bars where the likes of local craft beers and artisan gin are increasingly featured.

Victoria on the River

With coffee shops nearby and just off the main street of Hamilton City, the amphitheatre-style Victoria on the River is a pleasing place to simply sit and watch the swirling Waikato River go by. Park of Hamilton’s central city transformation, Victoria on the River has a green and organic feel thanks to thousands of plants that blend with other native foliage along the riverbank.

As well as being a fine place to relax, have a picnic-style lunch and maybe read a book, the amphitheatre is also where you can catch music, street theatre and other entertainment.

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The Riverbank Lane

Located in the heart of Hamilton is The Riverbank Lane, an eclectic bustling community of retail boutiques tempting with fashion and homewares, a hair salon and a barber, eateries, one of the best second hand bookstores around, an art gallery, and a co-working office and meeting space.

Award-winning Mr Pickles Bar & Eatery at the river end of the lane is a great place to simply hang out over canapes and cocktails or treat yourself to a sharing menu. Another one to try is Banh Mi Caphe, a celebration of French influenced Vietnamese food.

Hamilton Markets

Whether you’re looking for fresh-as produce grown in the region, handcrafted cheeses or locally made arts and crafts – or simply something special for yourself or a friend – Hamilton has some great markets where there is often also music and entertainment.

Ever-popular, Hamilton Farmers’ Market is held every Sunday morning at The Barn at Claudelands. Hamilton Farmers’ Market is also where to meet local farmers, growers and producers who are always happy to chat about their goods and share cooking techniques and recipes. Every Friday evening the Hamilton Night market sets up shop at The Base.

Another favourite near Hamilton City is the busy, eclectic Tamahere Country Market held in the ground of St Stephen’s Church at Tamahere. It’s on the third Saturday of each month with special Christmas markets being held leading up to the festive season.

Escape Rooms

There are plenty of escape rooms in Hamilton to explore – each one of them with a different theme and storyline. Amongst them are the five Confinement Escape Rooms where the options include scavenger hunts through the city, one of them a pub crawl where a scientist developing cocktail recipes stumbles upon something revolutionary. Escape HQ in Hamilton central has rooms to get out of too, as does the Lilliput Fun Zone at Hamilton’s Centre Place shopping and entertainment precinct.

Explore Breweries

Innovative, interesting and individual about sums up the Waikato’s craft brewers and their brews. Whether your craft brew of choice is pilsner, pale ale, India pale ale, or even hazy pale ale, or a stout, porter or dark beer, tart or fruity, there’s plenty of beer – and ciders – to sip and savour in the Waikato.

Good George Brewing - the Waikato’s hometown hero of craft beer, and more, is Good George Brewing. A little over a decade ago Good George started out in Frankton with a single brewery and dining hall style eatery.

Brewaucracy has its brewery and taproom in Te Rapa. The taproom is designed to be the kind of place craft beer fans will fall in love with. It’s where to see how Brewaucracy’s range of beers are made and to sample them.

Hopnotic Brewery - on the northern side of Hamilton Airport is Hopnotic with its brewery and taproom in an old woolshed where past shearers’ names are stencilled in the rough sawn timber walls.

Bootleg Brewery - in the village of Matangi a short distance from Hamilton City is Bootleg Brewery, housed in part of the historic Matangi dairy factory building, which was the largest dairy factory in the world when it was constructed in 1919.

The Local Taphouse - craft beer fans can also sample local Waikato brews at bars like the Local Taphouse at SkyCity Hamilton and Hamilton Craft in the Hood Street restaurant and bar precinct.

Top activities in Hamilton

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Hamilton Zoo

Featuring the largest free-flight aviary in New Zealand dedicated to native birds and plants, there’s always something new to explore. Connect with the animals up close and learn more about their counterparts in the wild and how you can make a difference to their survival. Hamilton zoo plays an important role in connecting people with nature and conservation, providing fun experiences that inform and educate visitors, and participate in breeding programmes for endangered species, as well as undertaking conservation and research projects and rehabilitation for our precious native animals.
top pick Hamilton Gardens
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Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens is the Waikato’s most visited attraction with more than one million visitors each year. Visitors are guided on a journey of discovery along paths delivering mysterious surprises: step from a peaceful Sung Dynasty Chinese Scholar’s garden into an Italian Renaissance Garden, before being enthralled by the grandeur of the Indian Char Bagh (‘four quartered’) Garden. Through breath-taking themed garden collections, Hamilton Gardens explores different civilisations, and recreates historically important garden styles from the farthest reaches of the world.
top pick Waikato Museum
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Waikato Museum

Haere mai! Welcome to Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato. Perched above the mighty Waikato River, this world-class museum and art gallery is the artistic and cultural heart of the Waikato. Visit us to experience visual stories and guided activities that bring our art, history, culture and science to life through an inspirational programme that aims to challenge and inspire you.
top pick SkyCity Hamilton
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SkyCity Hamilton

SkyCity Hamilton is situated inside the former Chief Post Office, in a building designed to maximise a superb riverside location on the banks of the Waikato River. With a range of dining and entertainment outlets, including EATBurger - voted the Waikato's best burger and The Local Taphouse - the first Good George bar in the CBD, there is something for everyone at SkyCity Hamilton! Enjoy the excitement and atmosphere of the Main Gaming Floor with over 300 gaming machines and 23 table games (R20 to enter the casino) or strike up a little competition on level two with Hamilton's only bowling alley, Bowl and Social, a world-class venue offering non-stop fun and state of the art technology!
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Zealong Tea Estate

Experience our popular Signature High Tea curated with a selection of hand-crafted gourmet sweets and savouries or our selection of mains and desserts. Add to your experience with the perfect pairing of Zealong tea to compliment your selection. Whether you enjoy a refreshing green, a floral oolong, or a bold black, we have the perfect tea for you – all organically grown and proudly made in New Zealand. Our menu changes regularly and the images shown on our website will not always show what is available.
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Kiwi Balloon Company

Enjoy a panoramic view over the beautiful Waikato area from a hot air balloon. We take off from Innes Common, by the lake in Hamilton, New Zealand. Flights are at sunrise when the air is still and quiet. Experience the breathtaking views of the mountain ranges, various lakes and green fields. The flight duration is around an hour. Plenty of time to soak up the surroundings. After the flight, enjoy sipping on a glass of champagne. What a way to start the day.
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Archer Tours

We conduct guided tours of the North and South Islands for small groups (2 - 11 people). We will arrange all accommodation, transport and activities and we will be available to you for up to 10 hours every day. We do not have scheduled tours but we will make up an itinerary to suit your requirements so it can be for as many days as you wish and as relaxing or as exciting as you want it to be. Your tour will always be exclusive to you and your group, we will not add strangers to your group to make up the numbers. I can show you the best of my Maori Culture, or take you to some fantastic wineries, or show you some eye watering scenery. Tell me what interests you and I will arrange a Private Tour just for you.
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Skydive Hamilton

Start your adventure with a 20 minute scenic flight with stunning views of the Waikato, Hamilton and Cambridge, Raglan and the West Coast and much more. Higher up, you'll see Mount Ngauruhoe, Mount Ruapehu, Mount Taranaki and even Mount Maunganui. And if you still had some breath left after that, freefalling back down at 200km/h on a tandem skydive might help take it away for good.
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Hamilton

Waikato Wander: A Nature and Flavour Trail

Our morning begins with a journey to the South Waikato for a gentle walk along the banks of Te Waihou river that leads to the famous Blue Springs. We find a tucked away pocket of nature to enjoy a hot brew with a view. Waikato is a region renown for it's dairy farming and local produce, so it's only natural that we visit a local cheese maker to sample some of the best cheeses in New Zealand. A visit to the largest mainland ecological island in New Zealand is a must when in the Waikato, and we've got a special experience lined up for you. Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari is home to our rarest birds and the forest is pristine. Our afternoon is rounded off with a visit to the largest organic blueberry orchard in the southern hemisphere.
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Hamilton

Helicorp

Helicorp is 100% New Zealand owned and operated with professional and experienced pilots offering luxury helicopter flights throughout New Zealand with a particular focus on the stunning and varied North Island. We offer a wide range of helicopter services: charter flights, aerial photography and filming, heli-fishing, heli-golf, heli-skiing – all your helicopter transportation needs.  We utilise modern “executive class” aircraft providing safe, efficient and enjoyable flights to your required destination. Heliport & Aircraft Management; Helicopter management, hangarage, and pilot services for private owners.
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Hamilton Gardens Highlights Tour

Join our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides for a journey of hidden stories, secret symbols, interesting snippets, and new insights into some of our most popular gardens. Perfect for first-time visitors or those who want to uncover the deeper meaning behind our beautiful gardens. Book your tour today for the ultimate Hamilton Gardens experience.
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Mataī Tour – 10 Day Small Group Journey by Pure Discoveries®

Marvel at New Zealand's highest peaks, snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, and more on this 10 day small group tour of the South Island. Enjoy a stress-free experience while we handle the hard stuff. Travel New Zealand with its picturesque landscapes at the centre of your attention as our driver whisks you away in our modern air-conditioned vehicles. On this South Island focused small group tour you will enjoy some of New Zealand’s most spectacular highlights and attractions. Soak up the stunning scenery of the Southern Alps as you experience one of the world’s great train journeys; the Tranz Alpine, and be ready for jaw-dropping views as you cruise on the mighty Milford Sound, one of New Zealand’s most treasured natural landmarks.

Top accommodation in Hamilton

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Ibis Tainui Hamilton

Ibis Tainui Hamilton boasts the city’s best location, in the CBD on the banks of the Waikato River. The hotel presents the only restaurant in the city with breath taking views of the Waikato River - a great place to enjoy unique local flavours. Reopened in November 2022 after a full refurbishment, the hotel is the ideal choice for your next stay in Hamilton.
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Novotel Tainui Hamilton

Novotel Tainui Hamilton is perfectly located in the heart of Hamilton’s dynamic CBD. Only a short distance to Hamilton’s attractions, entertainment & major convention facilities and with easy access to the airport, the best of the city is at your doorstep. With this iconic hotel in the CBD, Hamilton is able to project itself as a destination for events & exhibitions, providing the service and quality required for its international travellers. The hotel provides 217 well equipped rooms as well as extensive conference facilities for up to 300 delegates. Featuring adequate onsite parking, gym, sauna, restaurant and bar, the hotel also has a strong commitment to the environment and is dedicated to achieve environmental and social activities.
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Hamilton

Distinction Hamilton Hotel

Distinction Hamilton Hotel is a favourite with business travellers and holiday makers alike. Located only minutes from the Hamilton city centre and offering 147 comfortable, air-conditioned rooms and suites as well as free unlimited WIFI. Refurbished Superior Rooms & Suites offer a modern, chic & contemporary vibe. The hotel also offers a fully equipped gym which guests can enjoy complimentary access to, during their stay. Waterworld - a multi-pool facility and the largest swimming complex in the Waikato region is conveniently located just a few minutes walk from Distinction Hamilton Hotel on Garnett Avenue. The hotel's popular Garnett's Restaurant is open for breakfast & dinner daily.
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Hamilton

Heartland Ambassador Hotel Hamilton

Located in the heart of the city amidst shopping, entertainment and the CBD, Heartland Ambassador Hotel Hamilton is within a short walking distance to Waikato Stadium, Claudelands Event Centre, Seddon Park cricket grounds and only 20 minutes from Hamilton Airport. Relax in one of 51 guestrooms all with complimentary WIFI, cool off in the pool, enjoy a hearty buffet breakfast in the on-site restaurant and wander along the river boardwalks not far from here, Heartland Ambassador Hotel Hamilton is the ultimate location for the corporate traveller to large sporting or tour groups looking for that iconic touch.
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Te Karaka Lodge

Te Karaka Lodge is a brand new architecturally designed luxury lodge offering the perfect location for those looking to escape into nature surrounded by breathtaking landscapes. The lodge offers 10 guest lodgings for an intimate and hosted experience. Truly a place to unwind and the perfect escape to connect with nature and experience the stunning beauty of rural New Zealand. The Lodge facilities include a decadent outdoor heated spa swimming pool, lawn games, outdoor fireplace and barbeque and several verandas on which to to relax and absorb the sound of native birdsong. Interior spaces include a large lounge and dining area with bar and cosy fireplace for those chillier morning and evenings.
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Hamilton

Ramada by Wyndham, Hamilton City Centre

The very first Days Hotel & Suites by Wyndham to open in New Zealand has now taken up residence in the lovely and elegant property on the corner of Victoria and Collingwood Streets. Situated in the pulsating heart of Hamilton’s bustling CBD, the hotel puts guests in the heart of the action. The Days Hotel & Suites by Wyndham Hamilton, is a modern hotel set in a historic 19th-century building, offering 69 guest rooms and suites for every kind of traveller. Each air-conditioned guestroom includes LCD TVs with free to air TV channels, tea and coffee-making facilities. Across in the apartment wing, the apartment-style accommodation, rooms feature either a kitchenette or a fully equipped kitchen. Days Hotel & Suites Hamilton has you covered.
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Ashwood Manor Motor Lodge

Ashwood Manor is the closest motel to downtown Hamilton, located right in the heart of Hamilton’s CBD and only moments away from the city’s best cafe's, restaurants, casino, entertainment, and attractions. 18 of our 27 rooms have private deep water self-filling spa pools. We are close to Hospitals, Wintec, Supermarket, Hamilton Lake and Hamilton Gardens. Ashwood Manor offers ideal Hamilton business accommodation and corporate rates are available on request. We are dedicated to providing the best service possible to both our business and private travellers when you need accommodation in Hamilton. When you need accommodation in Hamilton, Ashwood Manor is a quality Hamilton motel ideally situated for making the most of your stay in Hamilton.
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Hamilton

Zealong Guest House

This original farmhouse has been beautifully transformed into a secluded sanctuary providing stylish comfort and privacy. Furnished with timeless country elegance, The Zealong Guesthouse offers 8 beautifully appointed rooms with all the comforts and luxuries you might expect in a private retreat-style getaway. Complimenting the flexible room configurations are the many features including an outdoor swimming pool, relaxing sunny conservatory and library, and expansive outdoor deck. Relax listening to the local bird song, laze around the pool, or experience spectacular sunsets across the tea plantation – this tranquil oasis has it all.
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Quest Hamilton

Quest Hamilton is ideally located in Hamilton’s City Centre. Hamilton offers a vibrant range of attractions such as SkyCity, Claudelands Event Centre and Hamilton Zoo. Visitors also have easy access to iconic surrounding attractions such as Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton and Raglan’s surf coast & much more. Quest Hamilton offers a mix of 38 studio, one and two bedroom self-contained serviced apartments with comfortable and modern furnishings and all the great services and amenities Quest is known for. Whether you are looking for accommodation for One Night, One Week, One Month or Even a Year; Quest Hamilton offers a unique “Home Away from Home” experience. Reception hours are 7am to 7pm Monday-Friday and 8am to 4pm Weekends and public holidays.
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Hamilton

Beetham Park Motel

Beetham Park Motel offers 13 ground floor, self contained, spacious studio apartments which can sleep 1-4 guests and a 2 bedroom apartment that can sleep up to 6 guests. Our studio units are without a doubt the largest and most comfortable studio units around. Each apartment includes a 42 inch plasma TV with over 50 channels, kitchen, free unlimited wireless internet, air conditioning, security alarm and high quality, comfortable furnishings. Park right outside your unit. Beetham Park is conveniently located close to the city centre, Waikato Stadium, Waterworld and the Te Rapa Racecourse. The Motel is also within a 30 minute drive from Hamilton Airport and a 90 minute drive from Auckland International Airport.
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Hamilton

BK Settlers Motor Lodge

We are a 4 star Qualmark motel handy to Hamilton CBD. The apartments are refurbished. Our two bedroom units offer queen beds in each bedroom, a large bathroom with spa bath and toilet. An extra toilet/powder room is a definite feature of these rooms. Many of the apartments have large spa baths. All have good sized kitchenettes, many with new fridge freezer. All beds are queen sized and very comfortable after a long journey or a busy day. The Motel complex is modern, attractive and well laid out - free parking is available for all units. There is 100 Mb of free wi fi available. We aim to provide clean, modern well serviced units to our guests. Overall, customer service is key to what we offer at BK Settlers Motor Lodge.
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Hamilton

VR Hamilton

Our Hamilton hotel offers guests deluxe double rooms, superior queen rooms, superior twin rooms, superior triple rooms, executive rooms and suites with terraces. Our rooms can house up to four people and are equipped with free WIFI, ensuite, and vintage furnishings. Most rooms have a spa bath, terrace views, and spacious living space. There is also limited paid car parking, depending on availability. If you are in search of budget accommodation in Hamilton, we have you covered too – our rooms start from $119/night. Located in the heart of Hamilton, our accommodation is the perfect base for tourists and business travellers. Make sure to check out the Hamilton Gardens, Waitomo Glowworm Cave and Hobbiton if you're exploring the city.