Hamilton, New Zealand’s fourth most populous city, is located on the North Island along the Waikato River. The Māori, an indigenous people group in New Zealand, have occupied the area since the 13th century. Today, Māori culture is still an important part of Hamilton’s language and culture. An influx of students and a booming economy caused rapid population growth and urbanization, and now over 160,000 residents enjoy the City’s oceanic climate and natural beauty.
The Hamilton Gardens feature gardens from all over the world. Entry is free into this scenic attraction, allowing visitors to travel all across the globe in a single afternoon. English-style rose gardens flow into a traditional New Zealand plant displays. Both educational and relaxing, the gardens are not to be missed.
Featuring everything from World War 1 artifacts to contemporary displays, the Waikato Museum is a fun and inspiring attraction in Hamilton. Past exhibitions have included Leonardo da Vinci Mechanics, national award-winning ceramic and photographic pieces, and traditional cloth artistry. Families will enjoy kid-friendly activities such as puppeteering shows and a Santa scavenger hunt around Christmastime.
Enjoy the bustling Hamilton Night Market for a great variety of food as well as souvenirs, art, and other gifts. Each Saturday night, vendors set up stalls of all kinds of food—everything from Thai food to churros can be found here!
Many opportunities for hiking, fishing, swimming, and more await travelers just an hour from Hamilton at Pirongia Forest Park. Mt. Karioi and Mt. Pirongia, excellent for exploring, reward hikers with scenic vistas. For the thrill-seekers, try caving in the Kaniwhaniwha Caves. Some lookouts are wheelchair accessible so that everybody can enjoy this protected area’s natural beauty.
Throughout the North Island, companies offer Lord of the Rings tours which allow fans to experience Middle Earth firsthand. The Hobbiton Movie Set Tours guide visitors through sheep farms and around hobbit holes. Start in nearby Matamata, less than an hour from Hamilton.
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Out-of-town travelers can book flights into Hamilton International Airport, less than ten miles from the center of Hamilton. Once you arrive, there is a variety of options for public transit throughout the city. The CBD shuttle is free and takes visitors to attractions within the Central Business District. There are also many local buses, as well as taxis and a rail system.
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