About Hamilton New Zealand
Hamilton is a large city, and New Zealand's largest inland city, located on the banks of the Waikato River, in the Waikato Region of New Zealand. The population of the Hamilton City is about 129,000.
Hamilton City is approximately 130 kilometres south of Auckland City and enjoys a welcoming spirit, rich history and vast array of local attractions.
Hamilton is home to one of the University of Waikato campuses, the second is located in Tauranga.
Hamilton has a temperate damp climate, with warm summers and cold winters. Winter sees a measurable amount of frost and thick fog in the early mornings.
There are many parks, gardens, historic houses, museums and other places of interest in and around Hamilton, New Zealand.
Popular attractions in Hamilton include Hamilton Gardens, Waikato Stadium, Seddon Park, Founders Theatre and the Hamilton Lake Domain.
The Waitomo Caves are a world-famous attraction. These limestone caves offer an amazing array of activities and attractions.
Nearby in Matamata, Hobbiton is a popular attraction for movie enthusiasts. Hobbiton is the hobbit village from the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies that has been retained for tourists to view.
Other local attractions include the historic Te Aroha Mineral Pools and the world famous surf beach at Raglan.
Did you Know?
New Zealand is home to the the heaviest insect in the world - the giant weta. This insect is heavier than a sparrow and looks like a giant cockroach.