Your hosts : Mark & Alix
Your hosts : Patrick & Kim
New Zealand's largest inland city, Hamilton is home to Agricultural Field days, the University of Waikato and Wintec, and of course, Waikato Stadium. With the country's longest river flowing 16km through the city of Hamilton, watersports and cruises are a major attraction. Hamilton is ever evolving and is one of the fastest growing cities in New Zealand.
Hamilton City has a vast range of attractions, events and activities for all ages, from galleries, cafes, shopping and entertainment, through to caving, sports events, garden attractions, travel options and ever-changing high profile events, like the Hamilton 400 Supercars and Field days.
Situated alongside the Waikato river, New Zealand's longest river, Hamilton is a vibrant, rapidly growing city. Hamilton is a just short distance from many of New Zealand's major lifestyle attractions, including beaches, hot pools, lakes, mountains and caves. The city offers an attractive relaxed way of life, with its wide range of recreational opportunities, great outdoors, and a healthy environment. A one-and-a-half hour drive will get you to Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, and Raglan, New Zealand's premier and world famous surf spot, is only a half-hour drive away.
Some of the must-see attractions include: Hamilton Gardens, Skycity Hamilton Casino, Waingaro Hot Springs, Waikato Museum of Art and History and Hamilton Zoo.
You can also find a range of information about the Waikato region which lies beyond Hamilton. From cool cafes, art galleries, nightlife and shopping, through to hot pools, caving, bush walks and an ever changing calendar of high profile national and international events.