With a population approaching 140 000 people Hamilton is the fourth largest city in New Zealand and the largest in the Waikato.
Known as the City of Fountains, Hamilton has New Zealand's longest river the Waikato River meandering through the heart of the city. Hamilton is also home to the Waikato University.
An epicenter of sport and hospitality Hamilton boasts many world class events including:
- Home of NZ V8 Supercar Street Race
- NZ National Field Days at Mystery Creek Events Centre
- 2010 World Rowing Championships at Lake Karapiro
- 2011 World Rugby Cup
- Waikato Balloon Festival
- Biannual University Boat Race
- Plus many more
Centrally located within an easy hour's drive from Auckland, Rotorua, Waitomo Glow Worm Caves, and Tauranga; Hamilton is a great place to set up base for your North Island experience.