DESTINATION - hamilton


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.


7 Alma Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton

Make yourself at home in 4-star comfort at Novotel Hamilton Tainui hotel in the city centre. 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 whether you’re working or holidaying at Novotel.

The perfect base for your Waikato holiday, Novotel Hamilton Tainui is just 20-minutes from Hamilton Airport. Located on the banks of the Waikato River, it’s an easy stroll to attractions and activities such as SkyCity Hamilton casino and Waikato Stadium. Explore dining and shopping options in the heart of Hamilton city nearby, or travel a little further afield to experience the wonder of the region’s Waitomo Glowworm Caves and Hobbiton movie set.

Accommodation Rates: 

BED & BREAKFAST  $210.00 Single / $235.00 Double

A spacious room with either 1 king size bed or two double beds, ensuite bath or shower, river or city views, complimentary fitness centre access, work area, TV, broadband internet access, safe and more. Room size from 29 m2.

Food and Beverage Facilities:
Coffee/tea making facilities, mini-refrigerator, kettle, fridge

Toilets in room, in bathroom, Private Bathroom, Rainfall shower experience - flexible showerhead, Hair dryer, Bathroom products, Universal shaving plug

Media and Technology:
Phone, TV, Internet, Radio

Freshly Baked Danish Pastries, Croissants and Muffins, Sliced Fruit, Toast and Preserves, Natural Yogurt, Fruit Yogurt, Pitted Prunes, Selection of Cereals and Bircher Muesli, Fresh Fruit Platter, Cheese and Cold Cut Display, Sautéed Mushrooms, Creamy Scrambled Eggs, Grilled Tomato Drizzled with Pesto, Crispy Bacon, Breakfast Sausages, Hash Browns, Baked Beans, Tea and Coffee, Chilled Fruit Juices

There is limited free parking at the Novotel on a first come, first served basis. Once that is full, there is parking next door at Sky City Hamilton for $22 per day.


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 vibrant café and bar scene is making a name for itself, and plentiful open spaces mean the city is an easy place to spend time in. The city is also rapidly gaining a reputation as a business hub for creativity and innovation as well as a destination for world-class international, national and local events.

Arts and culture form an important part of the city’s makeup with the Waikato Museum paying homage to Hamilton’s past and the present through its exhibitions.
For more information visit Hamilton & Waikato Tourism


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.

North Waikato - The river runs deep and so does the spirit in the north Waikato, with its rich history and remarkable stories.

Raglan - With its black sand, fine surfing, tranquil harbour and laidback vibe, Raglan is a unique and relatively unknown slice of Kiwi heaven.

Waitomo Caves and Surrounds  - From spectacular underground caves to the wild coast, Waitomo and its surrounding landscape offer an experience that is unlike any other.

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.

South Waikato - The South Waikato is defined by its rustic rural charm and the quirky inventiveness of the locals who call the South Waikato towns of Tirau, Putaruru or Tokorua home.


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

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