In a country full of adventure and action, this river city plates up a slower, yet sweet, slice of life.
Hamilton is like a big spongecake with colourful layers. The Waikato Museum with its heritage post office turned art gallery form the base of its culture. Its more exotic flavours come from the international sections of the Hamilton Gardens and Hamilton Zoo. The generous events calendar adds a treat to every bite, with sprinklings of hot air balloons, rugby, cricket and concerts. For the icing on the cake, sink your teeth into Hamilton’s many restaurants, tea plantation and microbreweries.