The Waikato, the longest river in New Zealand, cuts right through the middle of this inland city located on the North Island. The city of Hamilton is a fairly large city with an impressive amount of natural beauty, starting with the lake that weaves through the middle of the city and ending with the many parks and gardens that adorn the city.
The city is served by Hamilton Airport
, which hosts regular flights from major cities like Wellington and Auckland as well as many others in the region. Travelers who are planning to drive can also easily access the city through the major highway, which goes right through Hamilton.
The central lake for the city is Lake Rotoroa
, locally referred to as Hamilton Lake and surrounded by many tourists attractions and sports venues. There is a decent-sized walking path around the lake, perfect for slow walks in the area to see the sights and take part in some of the local culture. The nearby Hamilton Gardens
, located right on the river walk, is the perfect place for an afternoon picnic.
Hamilton has many attractions that should not be missed, and Taitua Arboretum
is certainly one such place. Home to many mature trees and woodland gardens, it’s a truly beautiful place worth experiencing at least once during one’s time in Hamilton.
The interactive map on this page is a great place to start exploring where the rest of the hotels and attractions surrounding Hamilton are located.