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With as many as 150,000 residents, you're sure to make some new BFFs!
Hamilton isn't too far from Rukuhia, which is situated 9 kilometres to the south. Wellington, the nation's capital, is to be found 390 kilometres to the south.
Family holidays are all about making memories that will last forever. When it comes to activities that the whole family will enjoy, you needn't look further than the Monavale Blueberries and Waterworld.
Seeking high-stakes table games and a glamorous atmosphere? Look no further than the SkyCity Hamilton! It's the perfect place to begin a big night out!
You needn't be a green thumb to be inspired by the beautiful garden beds at the Hamilton Gardens and the Alphra Lavenders. Many visitors also like to roam the Rose Garden.
From a friendly ball game to simply sprawling out on the grass, there are lots of reasons to visit a green oasis like Memorial Park or the Chiddingfold Garden. Alternatively, head outside and get moving at Claudelands Park or Taitua Arboretum.
To really get under the skin of a destination, there's nothing like gleaning a little local knowledge. Whatever you need, the friendly team at Cambridge i-SITE Visitor Information Centre should be able to show you the way.
There's something special about the quality of the air when you wander around the base of a swirling cascade such as Bridal Veil Falls or Wairere Falls.
Drink in the beautiful vistas as you watch intermittent ripples on the placid water at Lake Hakanoa Walkway.
Beautiful ocean views aren't the only things to look forward to at Kawhia Beach. Keep an eye out for squabbling seabirds as well as little critters like sand crabs and clams.
Feeling disconnected from nature? Re-tune, recharge and reconnect at Waingaro Hot Springs and Mount Pirongia. Want to have a few options on hand? Mount Karioi is also well worth checking out.
Science geeks will be over the moon with Zealong Tea Estate, where an entire array of fascinating scientific artefacts and contraptions are just waiting to be studied.
With an intriguing mixture of artworks, an afternoon spent poring over the displays at the Waikato Museum of Art and History and the ArtsPost will leave you feeling invigorated.
Calling all history fans! You'll love learning about the rich and interesting past of the region at the Firth Tower Museum and the Founders Park. The Kawhia Regional Museum & Gallery and the Te Awamutu Museum are also worth an excursion for a better understanding of the past.
Make sure you've got the Ngarauwahia War Memorial and the Maketu Marae on your radar if you're eager to see some of the city's historic sites. If you end up with some extra time, the Turangawaewae Marae is also worth a look.
Are you ready to go on a spiritual journey? Discover some of the local beliefs, and maybe even find the answers you've been seeking, at Whitiora Bible Church and the Hamilton New Zealand LDS Temple. If you're not pressed for time, the Hamilton New Zealand LDS Temple is also worth a look.
Don't forget to take a look around the less celebrated sights here, such as the Old School Arts Centre, the Riff Raff and Waikato River.
There's no need to get your knickers in a knot about reserving your Hamilton hotel. lastminute.com.au lists more than 61 accommodations. Don't forget though, the sooner you book, the sooner you can begin setting out your adventures! (You'll likely save a little cash too.)
Who said that great service had to cost an arm and a leg? You'll have a peaceful night's sleep at a nice price at the Colonial City Motel and Conference Centre and the Hamilton Town & Country Motel. Though, if you'd rather spare no expense on holiday, the Novotel Tainui Hamilton or the Aspen Manor Motel might be a better fit.
24 Dec. - 25 Dec.
Nice and clean Friendly staff Great location Great value for money
24 Dec. - 25 Dec.
Sheets on pull out sofa bed looked old and not 100% clean and they obviously haven't vacuumed under the sofa in a while - which you see when using pull out beds. King size bed was comfortable and clean as was bathroom. Room just a bit shabby really - it would have been nice when it was first ...
24 Dec. - 25 Dec.
Lovely place. Hallway carpet in need of replacement.
17 Dec. - 18 Dec.
Very happy with our stay. Loved all the different restaurants so close. Sky city and the big mall just around the corner. Room was lovely shower was beautiful and good pressure.
5 Jan. - 6 Jan.
Bed was comfy. We ordered room service and our meals were amazing. Lady on reception was really friendly and helpful. Hotel needs a bit of TLC. Room was very small. Parking was $25 and wifi was $10 (my own fault for not reading this when booking as I did it in a rush, but would rather have paid an ...
24 Dec. - 25 Dec.
* Location great, but a bit noisy with street traffic * Shower mouldy, water pressure & temp fluctuates from one extreme to the other * Could hear people talking, the tv, shower & toilet flushing from other rooms