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Lake Rotoroa, Hamilton
I lived in Hamilton for 8 years and I still have a couple of houses there.

It's New Zealand's biggest inland city and started as a settlement along the Waikato River for the colonial Army during the Maori wars.  Later it grew be become a service city for the larger rural farming area of the Waikato Region.

With the Waikato University Campus located here there are plenty of pubs and clubs to keep students entertained and the whole center is filled with socialites on Friday and Saturday nights.  Restaurants are abundant in the city too and because of this food is cheap when dining out in Hamilton.

The city hosts plenty of events throughout the year; balloon festival, Parachute Christian Music Festival, Field days Rural show, and more recently, the V8 Street Races.
Japanese Garden, Hamilton Gardens


But if you haven't come here for any of those events Hamilton is a little disappointing considering it's size.  Apart from the river, Hamilton has a small lake that might be nice to walk around and the Hamilton gardens which is a lovely spot to explore for a day.  Other than that there are few attractions unless you're interested in the Mormon Temple.  This place is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere and the small village surrounding the Temple is also owned by the church and includes Church College which produces some great students.
The temple also puts on a terrific light show at Christmas if you're around for that time of the year.

Naturally there are galleries and museums within the city itself that are worth a few hours of your time and Hamilton also hosts international sporting events such as Netball, Basketball, Rugby and Cricket.

Waikato people love their sport!
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Lake Rotoroa, Hamilton
Lake Rotoroa, Hamilton
Japanese Garden, Hamilton Gardens
Japanese Garden, Hamilton Gardens
Fireworks and Bonfire at my place
Fireworks and Bonfire at my place
Bird Gardens, Memorial Park
Bird Gardens, Memorial Park
Bridge St Bridge from Memorial Park
Bridge St Bridge from Memorial Park
Hamilton Central Police Station st…
Hamilton Central Police Station s…
Hamilton
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