Explore New Zealand

New Zealand is a small yet mighty country located in the South Pacific.

With a population of just 4.5 million people we are an uncrowded country, allowing you plenty of space to explore our beautiful landscapes and immerse yourself in our unique culture.


The main University of Waikato campus is based in the vibrant multi-cultural city of Hamilton. Hamilton is the fourth largest city in New Zealand and also one of the fastest growing cities!

Daily life in Hamilton is uncomplicated - grocery stores are easily accessible, locals are friendly and there's heaps of activities on offer to keep you busy! Our city hosts an array of award winning dining experiences, bars and cafes.

One of the biggest perks to living in Hamilton is its proximity to other scenic and adventure-filled destinations. If you're an adrenaline lover, check out the wild west coast of Raglan, one of the best surf beaches in the world, plough down the ski fields of Mt Ruapehu or go black water rafting through the Waitomo Caves. The list doesn't stop there; go bungy jumping, sky diving, jet boating and caving to name a few!

If you prefer the more relaxed lifestyle, there are many beautiful and scenic river walks or cycle ways alongside the Waikato River, have a stroll around the award winning Hamilton Gardens or experience the magical Hobbiton Movie Set! Hamilton also boasts many retail stores for you to browse around, visit an exhibition at Waikato Museum or have a soak and unwind at Te Aroha Mineral Spas.