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DHL New Zealand Lions Series 2017

The British & Irish Lions come up against the mighty Chiefs in the sixth match of the series on Tuesday 20 June 2017 at FMG Stadium Waikato in Hamilton City.

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Campervan Park

A temporary campervan park will be available at Claudelands, Hamilton - walking distance to the game...
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FMG Stadium Waikato

Waikato locals are proud of their rugby history and make a lot of noise about it.
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Getting Around

Itinerary suggestions to help you get around NZ.

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    Accommodation

    From B&Bs to motels, hotel, holiday homes and more

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    Flying to Hamilton

    With daily direct flights to most major destinations in New Zealand including Wellington and Christchurch, it's easy to fly direct to Hamilton Airport.

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    Visitor Guide

    Download a copy of the 2017 Official Hamilton & Waikato Regional Visitor Guide. Full of top attractions, dining options and a regional map...

While you are here...

More great things to see and do

Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Hamilton City is the perfect base to explore the Central North Island of New Zealand. With everything from underground adventure and Middle-earth movie magic to wildlife encounters and more all within driving distance - there are plenty of great activities to enjoy...

  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves: Visit the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves and gaze in awe at the galaxy of glowworms.
  • Hamilton Gardens: Explore the 2014 International Garden of the year and discover different civilisations and historically important garden styles from the farthest reaches of the world.
  • Watiomo Adventures: Get your adrenalin pumping with a zipline into the Lost World Cave with Waitomo Adventures.
  • Hamilton Zoo: Get up close and personal with exotic animals such as Lemur and Rhino with Hamilton Zoo's Eye2Eye encounters.
  • Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari: Plentiful walks through native forest for close encounters with native birdlife and reptiles.
  • Hobbiton Movie Set: Discover movie magic with a guided tour through the permanent Hobbiton Movie Set.
  • SKYCITY Hamilton: Check out SKYCITY's new Bowl & Social for ten pin bowling, or take your pick from the great dining options available in the City Co-op space.
  • Waikato Museum: With top art and history exhibitions, the Waikato Museum is a perfect indoor activity.
  • Retail Therapy: Get some retail therapy at NZ's largest shopping complex, Te Awa at The Base.
  • Raglan Rock: Get the adrenalin pumping with canyoning adventure abseiling down, jumping off and climbing up waterfalls.
  • Lake District Adventures: Take a magical glowwom kayak tour on Lake Karapiro, or hire some bikes to explore the Waikato River Trails.
  • Plus much more

Free Attractions

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From meandering through stunning gardens to discovering picturesque waterfalls and climbing to mountaintop views - there are plenty of free attractions to enjoy in Hamilton City and the wider Waikato region while you are here...

  • Hamilton Gardens: Explore the 2014 International Garden of the year and discover different civilisations and historically important garden styles from the farthest reaches of the world.
  • Waiorongomai Valley: Step back into gold mining history as you explore the Waiorongomai Valley in Te Aroha.
  • Blue Spring at Te Waihou Walkway: Visit the internationally acclaimed springs, with water so pure its supplies around 70% of NZ's bottled water.
  • Wairere Falls: Walk the Wairere Falls track near Matamata for stunning views of the falls and out over the region.
  • Otorohanga Kiwiana Walk: Pick up a quiz sheet from the Otorohanga i-SITE and look for clues on the Ed Hillary walkways.
  • Mangaokewa Scenic Reserve: Explore the attractive bush walk to the Cascade Waterfalls.
  • Hamilton Lake Domain: Stroll around the lake and let the kids loose on the playground.
  • Hakarimata Walkway: Visit ancient Kauri trees, tackle the summit stairs or try the family friendly rail trail tracks.
  • Gallagher Bike Skills Park: Helps your children to learn essential bike skills in a safe environment.
  • Mokena Geyser: Watch the world's only naturally hot soda water geyser erupt every 40 minutes in Te Aroha.
  • Cycle Trails: From the banks of the Waikato River to the ancient Pureora Forest, there are many cycle trails to enjoy.
  • Plus much more