The city of Hamilton sits on the mighty Waikato River and is the largest inland city in Aotearoa New Zealand. It has a young, smart and innovative population, and has many places to relax, enjoy and do business.
Always something to see & do
One of the best things about living in the region is how close you are to other activities. You can explore nearby beaches, mountains, rivers, and the green countryside – all only a short drive away.
There are world-class sporting venues and facilities nearby, including Lake Karapiro, the Waikato River Trail, the NZ Cycling Avantidrome, Seddon Park, and FMG Stadium Waikato.
The Waikato is home to the Waitomo Caves, Hobbiton, and Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari.
Hamilton, is right in the centre of the Waikato region, home to one the richest agricultural and pastoral areas in the world.
There is demand for agriculture, forestry and fishing, education, engineering, mining, health and social services, manufacturing, hospitality and tourism, professional, scientific and technical services, and trades.
Quick facts about Hamilton
- Population of 169,500 people*
- Key industries include dairy and agriculture
- Largest inland city in Aotearoa New Zealand
- 145 parks and gardens and 63 sports areas