Explore Hamilton New Zealand
Hamilton New Zealand is the largest inland city, situated on the banks of the Waikato River. There’s plenty of things to do in Hamilton with easy access to iconic Hamilton attractions such as Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Raglan’s surf coast and the historic Te Aroha Mineral Pools.
Hamilton is a modern city surrounded by a lush green landscape land which makes up the Waikato region. The City sits on the longest river in New Zealand, the Waikato River, which is 425 meters long running through New Zealand’s North Island. It boasts a host of aquatic activities such as kayaking. It can also be enjoyed by taking a cruise or a leisurely stroll or cycle along the banks.
Things to do in Hamilton
You won’t be stuck for things to do in Hamilton. The shopping in Hamilton is second to none. If shopping malls are your scene, you won’t be disappointed by the city’s large, modern shopping malls with an impressive range of products. Stylish, boutique stores can be found throughout the city selling beautiful designer clothing. Take a stroll along the Mediterranean-style Casabella lane with its unique stores and quaint boutiques. If you want to swap the shopping malls for market stalls, Hamiltion hosts weekend markets selling everything from delicious home-made goods to fresh, local produce and gifts and trinkets to treasure.
One of the most popular Hamilton Attractions is Hamilton Gardens. Spread over 50 hectares, the Gardens tell a story through themed garden collections exploring civilisations, their lives, beliefs and arts. You can expect to experience the culture of the Italian Renaissance, Japanese, Chinese, English, American and Indian gardens. You’re taken from one world to the next, stepping from a peaceful Sung Dynasty Chinese Scholar’s garden into an Italian Renaissance garden before being submerged in the world of the grandeur of the Indian Char Bagh Garden. There are currently 21 themed gardens with new themes in development. If you’re looking for a wedding or party destination, Hamilton Gardens might be the choice for you as they host picturesque weddings, parties and corporate functions. The gardens incorporate a café and restaurant for your refreshment.
One of the biggest and most popular Hamilton Attractions is Hobbiton, the setting of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit movies. There are tours which you can take to experience the picturesque location with breath-taking views of the Kaimai ranges.
Visit Hamilton New Zealand with its beautiful scenery, excellent shopping and vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene. Check out Best Western’s accommodation here. The BEST WESTERN Hygate Motor lodge is conveniently located near the city center and the International Airport and has everything you need for a sensational trip. Book this hotel.