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Hotels in Hamilton

On the banks of the Waikato River, in the heart of New Zealand's North Island, Hamilton is a popular getaway that offers a mix of culture, relaxation and outdoor adventure. Thanks to its large student population, it also has a vibrant nightlife.

Whether you prefer to stay right in the CBD or close to attractions such as Hamilton Gardens, Hamilton Zoo and the Waikato Museum, compare hotel prices on Skyscanner to find the cheapest deals for when you're planning to travel.

Where to stay in Hamilton

Hamilton CBD

Most hotels in Hamilton are concentrated in the CBD. Hamilton's city centre is small enough to walk around, with plenty of cafes and parks to explore. You'll be spoiled for choice with award-winning restaurants including Chim Choo Ree, Palate and Victoria Street Bistro centred around Hood Street and Victoria Street.

Some major attractions such as the Waikato Museum are also based in the CBD, while sports grounds such as Waikato Stadium and Seddon Park host major national and international events throughout the year.

Hamilton East

One of Hamilton's oldest and most picturesque suburbs, Hamilton East is home to the 58-hectare Hamilton Gardens, one of New Zealand's most dazzling botanical gardens that displays flora and landscaping traditions from different parts of the world, from Italy to China. It's also where you'll find Memorial Park, the base for scenic cruises on the Waikato River, and shopping and dining along Grey Street.


If you want to stay near the University of Waikato, or you're looking for a budget hotel, motel or B&B, Hillcrest is a scenic suburb to the east of the city that offers cheaper prices than the CBD. The parks of the Hamilton Town Belt are close by.

What to do in Hamilton

Take a stroll in the parks

You'll never be far from green space and fresh air wherever you're staying in Hamilton, with more than 200 parks and reserves dotted around the city. See the water features and sculptures at Garden Place in the CBD, walk the 3.8km path around Lake Domain or simply take a break in a quiet neighbourhood park.

Explore Middle Earth

One of New Zealand's most popular attractions, the Hobbiton™ Movie Set is less than an hour's drive from Hamilton, 10km southwest of Matamata. Millions of people travel from all over the world every year to walk around the iconic sets that featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film series.

See the tree church in Ohaupo

If you're looking for experiences off the beaten track, Ohaupo's tree church is one of the region's more unusual attractions. Combining three different types of trees, this unique venue 25km south of Hamilton is open during the summer and can even be booked for weddings.

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Please note: all information is correct as of March 2019.

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What are travellers saying about Hamilton?

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Vickie Chilcott
Vickie ChilcottDeception Bay

I was born here.. What more can I say.... Lol Nice city, casino, lake, zoo close to Raglan great surf, central to Auckland/Rotorua/Tauranga all around 80km's away, and close to Mata Mata lord of the rings country..............

NallyNew York City

Hamilton is a small city along the Waikato River about 80 miles south of Auckland. It is known for being the home of the University of Waikato, Hamilton Gardens, and Waikato Stadium, though most people just pass through en route to Rotorua, Taupo, or further points south from Auckland.


It is my home town and i have lived here for as long as i have lived and that means i have lived here for ten years.


Hamilton is nice city for living. Neither big nor small.


The least expensive month is May, with an average of $126 per night. The most expensive month to stay in Hamilton is February, with an average price of $148 per night.
The average price of a hotel in May last year was $132 per night. This is 3% less than the average nightly price of $138 seen over the previous 12 months.
In Hamilton, the expected average temperature in May is 13.7°C/56.7°F. The warmest month is typically February, which averages 23.6°C/74.5°F. The coolest month is July, with temperatures averaging 7.2°C/45.0°F.
The nearest airport to Hamilton is Hamilton (HLZ) (9.51km).

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