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Claudelands Event Centre

Claudelands is an award-winning conference, meeting, function, exhibition, and events venue located in Kirikiriroa|Hamilton, Aotearoa|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 being developed.

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Novotel Hamilton Tainui

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Ibis Hamilton Tainui

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Heartland Ambassador Hamilton

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Ramada by Wyndham

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The gateway to the central North Island, Hamilton | Kirikiriroa, is Aotearoa'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 more about Hamilton, visit the Hamilton i-SITE.

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

Fast facts about Hamilton

  • It has Aotearoa | New Zealand's longest river, the Waikato, which flows for 16km through the city
  • Kirikiriroa, the city's te reo Māori name, means 'long stretch of gravel'
  • Population of 160,911 (2018 Census) and is New Zealand's fourth largest city
  • It has 3.2% of New Zealand's population and is home to more than 80 ethnic groups
  • It has a youthful population - around half the residents are under 30 years old
  • It has a mild climate and moderate year round rainfall keeps the city and surrounding area green
  •  Average temperatures - 18C in January (summer) and 9C in July (winter)
  • It has more than 1,000 hectares of open space with 145 parks and gardens and 63 sports areas
  • It has three international sports venues – the multi-purpose FMG Stadium Waikato, the boutique international cricket ground Seddon Park, and multi-purpose events centre, 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 approx. two hours drive from two main ports (Auckland and Tauranga)
  • The city is 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
  • 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.

Click here to learn more about getting to and around Hamilton