DESTINATION - hamilton
- HOW TO GET THERE:
The Convention is based at the Novotel Tainui, which is right in the middle of Hamilton.
It is 1.5 hours from Auckland, Tauranga and Rotorua by car.
Hamilton Airport is 15kms away from the hotel, and has direct flights from both Wellington and Christchurch.
HAMILTON:A metropolitan city situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, Hamilton’s rich cultural mix and vibrant centre makes it a perfect place to experience the friendly Kiwi lifestyle.
THE MIGHTY WAIKATO:
With the city of Hamilton as the hub and a network of smaller towns across the region, each with their own charms, the Waikato Region has an experience to suit, whether that takes you underground, onto the water or even high in the air. Click on each area below for more information.
Cambridge - Set in rich farming countryside at the heart of the Waikato region, Cambridge with 'Old English' charm is packed with top gourmet eateries, artisan delis, art galleries and antique shopping and more.
Te Awamutu and Surrounds - Known as the 'town of roses' and surrounded by lush farmland, Te Awamutu (which in English means "The Rivers End"), is a significant contributor to the region's prosperous dairy industry. While away some time visiting Te Awamutu's stunning rose gardens or the nearby attractively quaint village of Pirongia, with cafes and crafts.
Matamata and Surrounds - The aptyl themed Matamata i-SITE on the main street is a clear indication of where you are, in prime Middle-earth territory, with the Hobbiton Movie Set just down the road. With the perfect combination of hillsides and plains, Matamata, meaning headland in Maori, has its rural roots in the equine and dairying industries.
Te Aroha - Situated 50 minutes north east of Hamilton is Te Aroha. Nestled at the foot of its mountain namesake, the historic spa town is famous for its natural hot soda water springs, gold mining and mountain hiking and biking trails.
NEW ZEALAND:Tēnā koutou katoa ngā whānui o tea o, nau mai, haere mai ki Aotearoa. Greetings to all the peoples of the world, welcome to New Zealand.
New Zealand is a sophisticated and unspoilt land with truly breath-taking scenery. One minute you can be soaking in natural thermal pools or scaling glorious mountains, the next you are enjoying fine dining in absolute luxury. It is 100% pure – pure nature, pure adventure, pure relaxation – no wonder it is the envy of the world. The modern urban lifestyle, stable political environment and friendly people attract millions of visitors every year, and they keep coming back. Our primary language is English and our exchange rate tends to benefit visitors. Come visit us. Live and breathe the Kiwi way of life for a while and see why visitors don’t want to leave Aotearoa, the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’.
For further Information about New Zealand visit PureNZ or Tourism NZ