With a population of approximately 140,000, Hamilton is the seventh largest city in New Zealand. It is located on the North Island’s Waikato region. It is an inland city and the only body of water within is the Waikato river, which makes many parts of the land fertile. The Waikato river cuts the city in half, thus dividing it into two major land divisions. The west is where shopping centers and business establishments are; to the east is the University of Waikato.

A notable point of Hamilton’s history is the establishment of four regiments of the Waikato Militia as peacekeeping forces both in the city and in the Waikato region. These regiments were established in Taurana, Pirongia, Cambridge, and Hamilton. The presence of the regiment has had a strong impact in the city’s cultural and economic growth.

As a tourist destination, there are many spots worth visiting in Hamilton. These mainly comprise museums and parks. Also, the perfect time to go to the city is during one of its many events and festivals. There are 8 recorded official events celebrated in the city: the Parachute music festival (January), Gardens Summer Festival (February), Hamilton 400 street race (April), Balloons over Waikato hot air ballooking festival (April), the National Agricultural Fieldsays (June), the World Rally Championship (August), the Underground Film Festival (September), and the Great Race (November). Each of these events are well-celebrated.


As for its parks and museums, tourists ought to go to Waikato Museum, a place that chronicles the different art pieces and cultural artifacts from this period. In the City Zoo, exotic and rare animal species can be seen with safety. The Hamilton Gardens is the perfect place for long walks, with its many gardens like the American Revolutionist Garden, Italian Renaissance Garden, and the Chinese Scholar Garden. Each garden revolves around a particular theme

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