Things to do


Hamilton is an up-and-coming New Zealand hotspot! Check out the Hamilton Gardens – one of NZ’s most popular tourist attractions or take a day trip to the Hamilton Zoo. Want a boost of adrenaline? Take a hot air balloon ride over Hamilton, try your hand at white water rafting, or venture into the Waitomo caves and spot the glowworms. We’ve compiled our top picks to make your trip to Hamilton one to remember! 

Things to do in Hamilton

While staying at a City Oaks in Hamilton

Hamilton Gardens

One of the most popular tourist destinations in New Zealand.

Hot Air Ballooning

Explore the incredible landscape Hamilton offers, from up above.


Take Hamilton by storm! Our central location is just a stroll away from the best shopping hubs in Hamilton. Visit Centre Place and secure the bag on a bunch of big brand deals, then head over to the Te Awa Base Shopping centre for delicious food and designer labels. The only question is where to first? Check out our full list for the best shopping spots in Hamilton. 

Centre Place

Dress-Smart is the shop for you, as it is Hamilton’s only outlet centre

Te Awa Base Shopping Centre

Te Awa has 71 spectacular stores at The Base including Food Markets, Cinemas…