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To and From

The Hamilton & Waikato region is readily accessible and easy to get around, whether flying in, driving, or travelling by train or bus. Self-drive is the most popular option and most attractions are within a comfortable hour’s drive of Hamilton city, while its airport services flights throughout New Zealand. Hamilton airport is about 20 minutes’ drive from Hamilton’s Transport Centre, from where buses and coaches cover the city, outlying towns and other national destinations.

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All Transport Options

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Air Services & Transfers

Acting as a gateway to Hamilton & Waikato and the Central North Island, Hamilton Airport has frequent direct domestic flights to major cities, tourist hotspots and most destinations within New Zealand
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Regional Tours & Transport

Tour companies, shuttle services, rental cars, campervan hire, coach services, chartered flights and more are all on offer
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Rental Vehicles

Find a rental car or motorhome in Hamilton & Waikato
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Rail Travel

Rail offers a convenient alternative to driving that opens up different scenic views of the countryside and the region’s towns.
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Road Links

The Hamilton and Waikato region has an extensive and well maintained roading network, including major state highways.
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Driving safely in New Zealand

Driving in New Zealand can be very different to driving in other countries and it’s important to understand our rules for driving in New Zealand before you get behind the wheel here
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Thermal Explorer Highway Touring Route

The Hamilton & Waikato region is part of the Thermal Explorer Highway – a touring route which exits Auckland and takes in Hamilton & Waikato, Rotorua and Taupo.