Welcome to Hamilton City Holiday Park
We have 20 cabins to suit all tastes and budgets set in park-like surroundings with many mature trees. We have 30 power sites and 30 non-power sites suited for campervans, caravans or tents. There are 2 amenity blocks with all accommodation close by, these are serviced daily.
We are able to cater for family groups and small sports teams. We only accept guests aged under 25 years if staying with a parent or coach.
We are able to cope with demand for campsites when there are special events in our city, due to our normally large sites being used by 2 units. Tent sites are then reduced to approx 6m x 6m space.
There is a play area in the middle of our park, suitable for under 13 years, and an area for gentle ball games.
We are situated just 2kms from the centre of Hamilton with New Zealand’s longest river the mighty Waikato river running through it. Walkways have recently been upgraded that take you directly into Hamilton Gardens.
Hamilton is New Zealand’s largest inland city and the fourth largest urban area, having a population of around 150,000 people.
Hamilton has a mild climate and moderate year-round rainfall keeps the city and surrounding area very green. Mean temperatures - 18C in January (summer) and 9C in July (winter).
Hamilton has 135 parks and gardens and 58 sports areas with over 1,000 acres of open space within the city. Hamilton is home to the 26,000-person-capacity Waikato Stadium, which hosts national and international events throughout the year. Seddon Park, again in the city, is where you will find national and international cricket games. Just a 30-minute walk from our park for the stadiums.
The newly developed Claudelands Event Centre is a 10-minute stroll down the road. Other sports are close too, including Day Street, which hosts tennis and karate competitions. Waikato Hospital is within a 10-minute drive of our holiday park.
We are close to bus stops that will take you into the heart of our vibrant city, which has a large café culture plus many pubs and clubs or jump on Hamliton’s orbiter bus service. They run both clockwise and anti-clockwise around the city every 15 minutes Monday through Saturday.
Te Awa and the Base as well as Westfield Chartwell provide excellent out-of-town shopping areas, both of which are just a short drive away, or accessible on the bus.
Heading away from the city we are a 15-minute walk to the Waikato University. The other side of the city is Wintec, on Avalon Drive, which is only a 10-minute drive away.
Across the road is the ATC training centre and AgResearch campus.
Hamilton has 3 swimming pools open to the public – Waterworld, Gallagher Aquatic Centre and an open-air pool in the summer at the University.
Lake Karapiro is approximately 35 minutes drive away, which is where MAADI cup is held every 2nd year. We have plenty of space for boat trailers if required for school groups.
Hamilton International Airport is only 20 minutes drive away, Auckland Airport is approximately 1½ hours. Opposite Hamilton Airport is Mystery Creek, which annually hosts the popular Fieldays event.
Something for the children and young at heart are Candyland, Donavans Chocolate Factory and Hamilton Zoo, all nearby. Waitomo Caves and Otorohanga Kiwi House are 1 hour away.
Within 45 minutes you can be at Matamata (Hobbiton), Raglan or Tirau and if you have an hour and a half you can reach Auckland or Rotorua, or East Coast (Tauranga).
Hamilton is a great place to base yourself for day trips. There are plenty of eating options for an evening meal in one of the local restaurants catering for a wide variety of tastes and international styles.
Most caravan and tent sites are individually hedged providing space and privacy. Ideal for campervans as these sites have cobbled pads for easy parking.
There is a dump station available for guest use.
We provide a range of accommodation to suit most budgets in detached style cabins. From simple backpackers for 2 people to fully self-contained units ideal for families.
We are on the eastern boundary of town allowing easy access to Hamilton Gardens, Waikato Stadium, Hamilton Events Centre, Hamilton International Airport (15 minutes), Mystery Creek (15 minutes), University of Waikato (1km) and City Centre (2km). Waikato Hospital is within 10min drive of our Holiday Park.