The gateway to the central North Island, Hamilton, or Kirikiriroa in Maori, is New Zealand’s largest inland city, straddling the superb Waikato River.
With a young, smart and innovative population, Hamilton’s warm and welcoming spirit, rich history and contrasting splendours ensure visitors are spoilt for choice for places to relax, enjoy and do business.
From magnificent parks and gardens to a thriving cultural precinct, the city offers a vibrant combination of fine dining and nightlife options as well as an eclectic mix of leisure, lifestyle and activity choices.
Whether you are planning a day out or simply want to know about Hamilton, for the ultimate experience in what our city has to offer, visit the Hamilton i-SITE first.
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Hamilton is at the centre of one of the richest agricultural and pastoral areas in the world
The city is the major service centre for the Waikato region
Dairy industry is centred around Hamilton and Waikato – a world-class centre of agricultural biotech excellence
Home to a number of New Zealand’s science research facilities
The National Agricultural Fieldays – the largest agricultural trade show in the Southern Hemisphere – are held just outside Hamilton at Mystery Creek
Hamilton is within two hours drive of two of the country’s main sea ports (Auckland and Tauranga), Auckland International Airport (New Zealand’s major inbound and outbound airport, the expansive industrial area of South Auckland.
The city is also at the centre of the upper North Island’s developing road network.
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