Hamilton city is situated on the banks of the Waikato River and is known for its walks, gardens, cafes and nightlife.
The wider Waikato region has a lot to offer. Its wonderful surrounding landscapes of farming, dairying, agriculture and horse studs gives the region a picturesque feature of the landscapes you expect to see when visiting New Zealand. It also features the Waitomo Caves – an underworld illuminated by glowworms which you can view by abseiling, caving or cave tubing. Hamilton city is often referred to as the Garden City.
A short drive to Matamata will take you to the Hobbiton Movie Set for Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.