Located on the banks of the Waikato River, Hamilton is a city filled with some of New Zealand’s greatest escapes. This beautiful city is located 130 kilometres south of Auckland, and with an array of both historic and modern attractions, it is no surprise that it’s one of New Zealand’s favourite holiday destinations among local and international visitors.
Visitors wanting to soak up the natural splendour of the surrounding landscapes should not miss the opportunity to visit the Waitomo Glowworm Caves or take a hike up Mount Te Araroa for a dose of fresh air and natural beauty. There is an abundance of waterfalls and nature trails leading out of the city centre. Take advantage of the beautiful weather and pack a picnic to enjoy in the Taitua Arboretum, or spend the day exploring ancient Chinese, Japanese and European civilisations in Hamilton Gardens.
For the more curious traveller, the Classics Museum will both amuse and delight you with classic cars on display and a 1950s vintage diner to appease your appetite. Don’t miss the Riff Raff statue, a tribute to The Rocky Horror Show. Cycle or stroll along the Hamilton River Walk for some local history and points of interest.
If joining a tour group is not up your street, hire a car (or campervan) and take a road trip to discover the many other exotic sights and sounds of the North Island!
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