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Hamilton
Population
 
187,960
Extent
 
north to Taupiri; south to Kihikihi; southeast to Cambridge; and extensive adjacent countryside
Hamilton, the country's largest inland city with 130.000 inhabitants, sprawls pleasantly across the Waikato River in the heart of the lush Waikato plains, among the world's richest farmland. The city grew up as a military settlement on the banks of the river, once the district's principal means of access, and a feature of the city today is its restful riverside parks.
 
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Overview
 
Hamilton, the country's largest inland city with 130.000 inhabitants, sprawls pleasantly across the Waikato River in the heart of the lush Waikato plains, among the world's richest farmland. The city grew up as a military settlement on the banks of the river, once the district's principal means of access, and a feature of the city today is its restful riverside parks. .
 
Area
 
Hamilton's natural role as a farming and administrative centre is supplemented by a wide variety of industries, farming experimentation and research and a major university. In recent times the region's long tradition of dairy farming has been giving way to goat and deer farming, orcharding, and berry and market gardening.
 
Hamilton Gardens
The Key Attractions of Hamilton are Hamilton Gardens - the region's most popular visitor attraction and shady world of lakes, flowers and exotic pavilions. Waikato Museum of Art and History, the Museum presents a programme of changing exhibitions presented from its large collections of New Zealand art, Tainui Maaori taonga and Waikato History. Waingaro Hot Springs, the total year-round resort with something for everyone.
Hamilton Lake (Rotoroa):
A wildlife sanctuary not far from the city centre offers a variety of pastimes ranging from yachting and boating to roller-skating and miniature golf.
Te Rapa Milk Powder Factory
 
One of the world's largest and most automated dried milk powder factories, it processes about 1.8 million litres of milk daily.
 
Get Hamilton
Visit by Road -New Zealand's main road artery State Highway 1 runs through Hamilton's western suburbs and connects with State Highway 3 within the city boundaries.
Visit by Air -Hamilton International Airport, undergoing a major upgrade, serves as both a domestic and international airport. There are direct flights to Wellington and Christchurch and regular flights to other destinations throughout the North Island. International flights are largely restricted to trans-Tasman and Polynesian destinations. The airport also serves as a major base for low-cost airline Freedom Air.
Visit by Rail -Hamilton is the railway junction of the East Coast Main Trunk line with the North Island Main Trunk line. Rail passengers are served by a large station located at Frankton Junction. Rail passenger services are confined to The Overlander service which operates between Auckland and Wellington.

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