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Blue Spring at Te Waihou Walkway, Hamilton

City at a Glance

Hamilton, New Zealand
Location Northwestern part of North Island
City type Medium city
Population 241,000
Official language(s) English
Climate Mild marine
Average temperatures January: 65° F, July: 50° F
Landscape Urban, riverscape
Factoid Half of Hamilton's population is under 30 years old.

About Hamilton

With its friendly Kiwi lifestyle, Hamilton is an easy place for anyone to spend time. The youthful population enjoys a mellow and laid-back atmosphere where leisure time is centered on outdoor activities. Lush green hills provide a picturesque backdrop, and the Waikato River runs through the heart of Hamilton. The growing college town is making a name for itself in the arts, culture, and culinary scenes as well as the business sector.

Where is Hamilton

-37.7870012, 175.279253

What to do in Hamilton

  • Glowworm Cave: Kayak through the sparkling Waitomo Cave where glowworms light up the million-year-old wonder like stars in a night sky.
  • Hamilton Central: Shop in pedestrian malls, sightsee at city landmarks, and dine at trendy eateries in the heart of Hamilton.
  • Waikato Museum: Spark your creative side as you take in sculptures, photography, carvings, and paintings from historical to contemporary times.
  • Waikato River: Cruise down New Zealand's longest river for a tour of Hamilton's scenic beauty.
  • Hamilton Gardens: Enjoy the artistry and cultural inspiration of this collection of gardens, including the Indian Char Bagh Garden inspired by the Taj Mahal's garden.

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