Hamilton (New Zealand)

Hamilton Travel Guide and Trip Resources


New Zealand's largest inland city

Hamilton is the fourth largest city of New Zealand and the largest inland city in the country
Main sight here are the Hamilton Gardens including such "themed" gardens as the Italian Renaissance Garden (pictured)

Hamilton is a city in New Zealand's North Island, located in the Waikato region, on the river with the same name. At a population of nearly 200,000 it is the country's fourth largest city.

In terms of natural scenery and (natural or man-made) attractions, Hamilton is not quite as well-endowed as some of New Zealand's other cities. That is not quite surprising given that unlike Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, Hamilton is not a coastal town and is in fact New Zealand's largest inland city. That gives it less to work with, but this does not mean there is nothing to see and do here:

The Hamilton Gardens, just outside of the center, are famous throughout the country. Here you will find regular gardens but also gardens with "themes", such as the Italian Renaissance Garden (pictured), the Indian Four Quarter Garden or the Chinese Scholar Garden. Well worth a visit.

Other attractions include the Hamilton Zoo and Waikato Museum. [Review by travelindicator]

Key info

  • Hamilton is a city in New Zealand's region of Waikato. It has a population of 152,641, is situated at an altitude of 135ft and the best airport to fly into is HLZ (Hamilton, Hamilton)
  • The currency used in New Zealand is the New Zealand dollar (NZD)

Other cities in the region (Waikato, New Zealand)


Hamilton Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

75 75 73 68 63 57 57 59 63 64 68 72

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

3 2.7 3.1 3.1 3.9 4.4 4.6 4.1 3.6 3.6 3.3 4

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