Waikato region’s most populated city and also a seat in the region Hamilton is a part of wondrous North Island of New Zealand. This city stands at fourth position in the list of populated cities of New Zealand with around 161,200 locals residing in the area which also contains about 110 km2 area of the bank of Waikato River. The city is part of the urban area of Hamilton consisting of not only Hamilton city but also quaint towns of Ngaruawahia, Cambridge and Te Awamutu. The city has its own airport by the name of Hamilton airport that caters for smooth inter connectivity with cities and towns of New Zealand. Tourists will have to book flight tickets interconnecting two cities of New Zealand as airport accords entrance for domestic airlines only that connects Hamilton with cities like Auckland, Christchurch and Gisborne etc. The distance between Hamilton city and Auckland is about 130 km in south direction from Auckland. With warm hearted locals, rich culture and interesting history, this city encompasses a lot in terms of holiday adventure for every type of tourists.
As per the survey done in June 2016, following information came into light regarding the demographics of Hamilton:
Hamilton city is known for having moderately humid climate with varied climate of warm summers and cool winters. Winters in Hamilton offer spectacular view although it does get a tad bit frosty and have dense fog right up early in the morning. “When is the best time to visit Hamilton?” is one question that many tourists ask. Well the answer is it all depends on what kind of activity and purpose you have come to Hamilton for. For those who need more information as to what will be the best time, they can view the details below:
The airport – Hamilton Airport, is about 14 km away from the Hamilton city in the direction of south located in the region of Waikato of New Zealand. Constructed in the beautiful place called Rukuhia that was originally the name of Air Force base of Royal New Zealand that was on the same site in the World War 2, the airport caters for both local and foreign nationals. As per the information dug out, the airport catered for 46,000 international and 316,000 local passengers in the year 30 June, 2011. Considering all the details it is not surprising that the airport is 10th busiest airport of New Zealand. The airport provides incredible facilities for the comfort and convenience of its passengers such as:
Considering the airport is only catering only for domestic from other cities and to other local airports of New Zealand, passengers will have to book interconnecting flights from their place to cities like Auckland, Christchurch, Gisborne etc and then onto Hamilton. The airport operates 24*7 throughout the year with following airlines landing on the airport:
Air New Zealand Link – Christchurch, Palmerston North, Wellington
Barrier Air – Auckland
Sunair – Claris, Gisborne, North Shore, Whakatane
Delicious food with view to die for – a perfect tagline for Hamilton! Food with combination of mesmeric scenery is what Hamilton offers to its locals and tourists. Pump start your day with healthy breakfast along with dash of caffeine in of the best cafe’s or relax after a hectic touristy day with scrumptious dinner accompanying world’s finest wine in top choices of people. Some of the award winning restro and bistro of Hamilton are as follows:
This locals’ favorite choice cafe named – Scotts Epicurean offers multi-cuisine menu including finger-licking desserts and best local cafe barista made coffee that is the only wake-up call you will need to start your day with a bang. This cafe was locally founded by siblings with the name Mandy and Jason Scott – hence the name Scotts Epicurean. Ensuring its reputation as one of the first cafe of Hamilton the cafe has maintained its class as one of the best cafes ever in New Zealand.
With mammoth amount of awards to its name Victoria Street Bistro has made a firm place in the hearts of Hamilton local as well as tourists. Some of the awards in its name are:
Cozy seating of at most 50 and relaxing ambience combination tourists will have hard time to find an even better way of celebrating freedom, happiness and celebration with family and friends.
After hard day at touristy activities relaxing with juicy steaks and drink of your choice sounds like a perfect way to wind down. Well if that is your plan for the evening then there is only one place for Steakhouse – Bluestone Steakhouse. One of the most enticing restaurant of Hamilton’s south-end, this place will surely keep your tummy full of tasty morsels of steaks and other main delicacies ever imagined. The steak in this place is brought from the ever famous Silver Fern Farms who are known for providing top quality beef that goes through several grading technique steps that ensure only best of the best steaks are delivered to Bluestone. Here the steaks are further slow cooked for another 18 hours before being char-grilled that brings in the taste so delicious no one can eat just once. Accompanying the dishes are finest wines and other drinking options in an atmosphere perfect for relaxing and dining.
Experiences of Hamilton have always left tourists wanting for more. Just like the whole country of New Zealand leaves a stamp on a part of your life, Hamilton visit also does the same. The greenery, gardens, beaches, hiking, trekking and much more makes your tour of this city complete with any sort of activity of your preference. For those who prefer and can handle cold, winters offer a totally different view. Some of the must visit of Hamilton are as follows:
Hamilton Gardens situated on State Highway 1 offer garden covering all sorts of flowers blooming with different colors covering the area of around 58 hectares. The garden comprises of 5 main sections, namely:
The work on developing the gardens started in the early 1950, although most of the work on this garden began in full swing in the era of 1980s. Since then the gardens have bloomed to new reputation and has become one of the must see sight of Hamilton.
This River by the name of Waikato is most popular in the country and is also official holder of being the longest river of New Zealand. Starting from Tongariro National Park continuing to end by mixing with the ever famous Tasman Sea on Port Waikato, the river offers myriad range of activities along with incredible scenic beauty. Some of the activities that tourists can safely take part in are as follows:
Apart from above two highlights mentioned above there are many more activities that a tourists looking for high adrenalin adventure can partake in. Some of the activities are perfect for nature lovers while some are for people looking to relax and enjoy time together. The list of such activities in Hamilton are inclusive of following:
|Wheel Chair Availability||Yes|
|Prepaid Booth (TAXI)||Yes|
|Terminal Interchanging Facility||No|
|Domestic Flights Connectivity||Yes|
|One Day Shelter||Yes|
|Taxi Cost||$3.00/ km (NZ)|
|Apartments Rent||Starting from $175 / week|
|Beer||$4.00/ 0.5l (NZ)|
|Mineral Water||$ 1.50 / 1.5l (NZ)|