Things to do in Hamilton

Whether you are young or old, travelling alone or as a family, you'll find plenty to do in Hamilton.

Year-round, you'll find headline entertainment with international cricket, international rugby, concerts, festivals and markets all making regular appearances.

In the city centre, you'll find all the shopping you could want, with refreshments on hand in the city's many bars and restaurants.

Meanwhile, the region's rich history, culture and diversity, make Hamilton's museums fascinating showpieces of New Zealand's incredible growth.

Hamilton's Must-Do Activities

Where to stay in Hamilton

Hamilton provides the full spectrum of accommodation, from cheap and cheerful to five-star. 

There are of course many hotel booking websites, but we encourage you to support the regional tourism website by using the search facilities on

The site includes dedicated sections for bed & breakfasts (B&B's), boutique lodges, farm stays, holiday parks (campgrounds), motels, hotels, and backpackers.

Visiting Hamilton

History of Hamilton

Getting to Hamilton