If you’re going on a road trip in the North Island of New Zealand, chances are you will drive through Hamilton. Found in the Waikato region, this city is filled with culture, gorgeous gardens and beautiful scenery. Take a look below at everything you need to know about this vibrant city and where to go with your rental car.
The driver can not use their phone while they are driving. If you are navigating on your phone, a passenger can direct you where to go.
Parking in Hamilton
There are two main parking options in Hamilton. Your first option is street parking. This option may incur a charge depending on where exactly you park your car. Locations closer to the city centre will have a higher chance of charging a parking cost. There will be on-street parking meters and signage to notify you if you need to pay. The other option is secure parking. There are carparks in different locations across Hamilton which are more suitable if you are parking for longer periods of time.
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Toll roads in Hamilton
There are no toll roads in Hamilton. In all of New Zealand, there are only 3 toll roads. For a list of these, click here.
Hamilton - Auckland - 1 hour 55 minutes
Hamilton - New Plymouth - 3 hours 15 minutes
Hamilton - Rotorua - 1 hour 25 minutes
Hamilton - Waitomo - 1 hour 2 minutes
Hamilton - Taupo - 1 hour 59 minutes
Mobil, Corner of Lake Road and Hall Street
BP, Victoria Street, Ulster Street, Whitiora Street
Caltex, 163 Whatawhata Road
One of the most spectacular destinations close by is the Waitomo Caves. If you are short on time but want to experience something completely different, Waitomo is the place for you. You will be able to experience glow worm caves, waterfalls, the natural bridge and wildlife right here.