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Hamilton & Waikato

The Hamilton & Waikato Region is situated in the North Island of New Zealand. The region’s main city of Hamilton provides an ideal gateway to the wider region and the visitor hotspots of the Central North Island with domestic flights to most New Zealand destinations and excellent roading links.  find out more

Hamilton & Waikato

The Hamilton & Waikato Region is situated in the North Island of New Zealand. The region’s main city of Hamilton provides an ideal gateway to the wider region and the visitor hotspots of the Central North Island with domestic flights to most New Zealand destinations and excellent roading links.  find out more

Gallagher Great Race

Gallagher Great Race

Watch world class river rowing action as elite crews battle it out for supremacy over the gruelling 4.2km upstream course through central Hamilton on the Waikato River in The Gallagher Great Race on Sunday 14th September.

Held annually, the Gallagher Great Race pits home town favourites from Waikato University against teams from a world-class international university (previously Cambridge, Oxford, Harvard and Washington Universities) in action-packed races on New Zealand’s longest river – the Waikato River.

This year will see reigning men’s champions from the University of Waikato defending their title against crews from Harvard University and Melbourne University, while the women’s race will see Waikato University coming up against Washington University and Melbourne University.

The Gallagher Great Race festival also includes free family fun and entertainment throughout the day including street theatre, food and drink, competitions, and more. The day culminates in the two finals – the women’s crews racing for the Bryan Gould Cup and the men’s crews racing in the actual “Great Race” for the coveted Harry Mahon Trophy.

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Upcoming Events

Hamilton & Waikato events, whats on in Hamilton
Sirocco the Kakapo visits Maungatautari
3 August – 17 September

New Zealand’s first official ‘spokesbird’, Sirocco the Kakapo, is returning to Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari from ... more

Events in Hamilton, Whats on Hamilton
Raglan Film Festival
12 – 20 September 2014

The Raglan Film Festival will bring a mixture of international and local films to the Raglan big screen from 12 - 20 ... more

Festivals in Hamilton, Hamilton & Waikato events
Morrinsville Art Festival
13th – 21st September

The Morrinsville Arts Festival, created by Wallace Gallery in Morrinsville, will once again enhance the Hamilton & Wa... more

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Plan your trip

Argent Motor Lodge
Argent Motor Lodge

As one of Hamilton's newest motels we are proud to introduce ourselves and our convenient city south location. With modern & stunning architectural design, the latest in guest amenities & our tasteful décor we are exc... more

Hamilton Zoo
Hamilton Zoo

Hamilton Zoo is home to over 600 native and exotic animals and boasts the largest free-flight aviary in New Zealand dedicated to native birds and plants. Get to know our animals during free daily “Meet the Keeper” ... more

Hertz Hamilton
Hertz Hamilton

Hertz is everywhere you want to be, with counters at every one of New Zealand’s main Domestic and International Airports, as well as all city and most town locations. We have a comprehensive range of vehicles to meet ... more

Visit i-SITE Visitor Centres for on-the-ground friendly and free information on local attractions, transport and accommodation. more

Hamilton & Waikato

The Hamilton & Waikato Region is situated in the North Island of New Zealand. The region’s main city of Hamilton provides an ideal gateway to the wider region and the visitor hotspots of the Central North Island with domestic flights to most New Zealand destinations and excellent roading links.  find out more

Hamilton, New Zealand

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