New Zealand's fourth largest metropolitan area and largest inland city, Hamilton is the perfect central place to launch any visit to the Waikato region.
Enjoy lunch or dinner at one of the trendy cafes or restaurants in nearby Hood Street and the south end of Victoria Street. This is where you'll find the Waikato Museum, featuring excellent exhibits on contemporary art, local culture and Maori heritage. Next door is ArtsPost which regularly hosts exhibitions from talented local artists. From here it's only a short walk to the world-class SKYCITY Hamilton casino. Just out of the central city you can enjoy a visit to the spectacular Hamilton Gardens and see New Zealand's largest walk-through aviary at Hamilton Zoo.
Hamilton is host to major international events including the National Agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek, the Balloons over Waikato festival, and regular events at the Claudelands Event Centre.
Popular Attractions in Hamilton:
Raglan - beaches, surfing, arts, cafes