New Zealand - Hamilton and Waikato
The combination of accessibility and world-class venues make New Zealand’s fourth largest city and region a thriving spot for both business and leisure!
Hamilton is home to a thriving business events centre, with conference, exhibition and event spaces for any sized delegation. The region also welcomes any budget, with countless accommodation options, from 5 star hotels through to lodges and don’t forget to check out any number of the fantastic wining and dining options, wonderful team building activities, and some of New Zealand’s most unique attractions.
Recently identified as one of the top performing business event destinations in New Zealand, the Hamilton & Waikato region is the third busiest in the country for delegate days. The quality of product offering across the region is in abundance with facilities such as Claudelands Conference & Exhibition Centre, Hobbiton Movie Set, Accor, Waitomo Caves, SKYCITY, Mystery Creek Events Centre and many more.
The Waikato region is rich in diversity. The area is renowned as one of the richest agricultural and pastoral areas in the world. It is also known for its business excellence and innovation as it is home to one of New Zealand’s top universities as well as a number of leading organisations in the service, bio-tech and medical sectors.
But if your idea of a trip across the Tasman includes a bit more physicality, fret not! Sporting has cemented a place of great importance in the region – Hamilton and Waikato has become New Zealand’s hub for high performance sport, with a number of great facilities - the recent development of The Home of Cycling Avantidrome is just one example. Oh, and a few world champion athletes call this magnificent place home – it must have something to do with the remarkable air quality!