Venue, Accommodation and Deals


Claudelands Event Centre

Claudelands is an award-winning conference, meeting, function, exhibition and events venue located in Hamilton. New Zealand. Claudelands has a rich cultural history, and has been hosting events in Hamilton since the late 1800s. The extensive redevelopment of Claudelands began in 2007 and an Open Day was held to mark its re-opening in June 2011. Claudelands' award-winning design is a reflection of the unique cultural and ecological nature of the area. Claudelands is committed to sustainability, with a series of initiatives already in place and others currently being developed.


Map location of the Claudelands Event Centre



Novotel Tainui Hamilton

Start your day fresh with breakfast from the buffet in the light-filled restaurant or on the terrace adjacent to the Waikato River. Contemporary decor and natural light will make your room a haven at the Novotel Hamilton Tainui Hotel. Conveniently located for anyone exploring the region. 20-minutes from Hamilton Airport and an easy stroll to attractions and activities. The stylish restaurant and bar on site makes getting a drink or a bite to eat easy.

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Map location of the Novotel Tainui Hamilton


Ibis Hamilton Tainui Hotel

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Map location of the Ibis Hamilton Tainui Hotel


Heartland Ambassador Hotel Hamilton

Heartland Ambassador Hotel Hamilton is the ideal place for any visit in Hamilton, whether it be for business or leisure. Accommodation offers ample space and natural light with standard through to superior options. The grounds have plenty of greenery, and with an outdoor swimming pool, children’s pool and hot tub, there is plenty of opportunity to take some time out.

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Map location of the Heartland Ambassador Hotel Hamilton


Ramada by Wyndham, Hamilton City Centre

Enjoy a convenient location in the central business district and contemporary amenities in a historic setting at Ramada by Wyndham, Hamilton City Center. Just 15 kilometers from Hamilton Airport and the Claudelands Event Centre. Relish in views of Victoria Street as you take advantage of on-site dining, fitness centre, parking, and free WiFi.

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Map location of Ramada by Wyndham, Hamilton City Centre



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The gateway to the central North Island, Hamilton/Kirikiriroa, is New Zealand’s largest inland city, straddling the superb Waikato River.

With a young, smart and innovative population, Hamilton's warm and welcoming spirit, rich history and contrasting splendours ensure visitors are spoiled for choice of places to relax, enjoy and do business.

From magnificent parks and gardens to a thriving cultural precinct, the city offers a vibrant combination of fine dining and nightlife options as well as an eclectic mix of leisure, lifestyle and activity choices.

Whether you are planning a day out or simply want to know about Hamilton, for the ultimate experience in what the city has to offer, visit the Hamilton i-SITE first.

The i-SITE specialises in event ticketing, itinerary planning and information for all New Zealand destinations, bookings nationwide, free travel guides, maps and much more.

Fast facts

  • Hamilton has Aotearoa/New Zealand's longest river, the Waikato which flows for 16 kilometres through the city
  • Kirikiriroa, the city's Māori name means 'long stretch of gravel'
  • Population of 160,911 (2018 Census) and is NZ’s 4th largest city
  • Hamilton City has 3.3 per cent of NZ's population and is home to more than 80 ethnic groups
  • Has a youthful population - around half of residents are under 30 years old
  • Mild climate and moderate year round rainfall keep the city and surrounding area green
  •  Average temperatures - 18C in January (summer) and 9C in July (winter)
  • The city has more than 1,000 hectares of open space with 145 parks and gardens and 63 sports areas
  • Three international sports venues – the multi-purpose FMG Stadium Waikato, the boutique international cricket ground Seddon Park, and indoor sports venue Claudelands


  • Hamilton City is the major service centre for the Waikato region which is at the centre of one of the richest agricultural and pastoral areas in the world
  • Dairy industry is centred around Hamilton and Waikato -  a world-class centre of agricultural biotech excellence
  • Home to a number of New Zealand's science research facilities
  • The National Agricultural Fieldays – the largest agricultural trade show in the Southern Hemisphere – is held near Hamilton at Mystery Creek
  • Hamilton is within two hours drive of two main seaports (Auckland and Tauranga)
  • Auckland International Airport (New Zealand's major inbound and outbound airport and expansive industrial area of South Auckland) is under 2 hours drive away
  • The city is also at the centre of the upper North Island's developing road network


  • Ruakura Superhub and inland port development which is located right beside the new Waikato Expressway,
  • 5000 community Te Awa Lakes development
  • Peacocke Bridge is part of a wider transport network planned for the Peacocke neighbourhood. Construction of the bridge and surrounding transport network is budgeted to cost $135 million
  • Waikato Regional Theatre is due to open in 2024 and will be overlooking the Waikato River. It is a mixture of new development and retaining and restoring the façade of the old Hamilton Hotel, a heritage building
  • The newly opened K’aute Pasifika Fale is the first of it’s kind in Aotearoa and includes a Fale for community and cultural events and an early childhood centre

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