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Discover Hamilton's best places to eat, drink, shop, and more with our guide.

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Hamilton City Itinerary

The interior of Mr Pickle's in Hamilton.
The neatest things to see, eat, and do.

Best Off-The-Beaten-Path Honeymoon Destinations In New Zealand

Skyscape accommodation in Twizel.

Kick-start your marriage with five-star memories.

Fill Your Cup At 8 Of The Best Wellness Retreats In New Zealand

Cabin with stunning view of lake at Aro Hā, Glenorchy.

Banish busyness in favour of an escape that will nourish your mind, body and soul.

Dial-Up Summer With 10 Of The Best Things To Do In Hamilton

Inside greenhouse at Hamilton Gardens.

If there’s one way to make our favourite season even better, this is it.

Fill Your Cup With Hamilton's Best Creative Boutiques and Galleries

Inside Soul Gallery in Hamilton.

This is one sure-fire way to soak up the city's artistic energy.

Shop Feel-Good Fits With 11 Sustainable NZ Clothing Brands

Woman wearing gingham hat and dress from Mina.

This is feel-good clothing in more than one way.

Spend Consciously At Hamilton’s Best Sustainable Stores

Colourful items and a rack of vintage clothing from FOUND store in Hamilton.

This is the definition of feel-good shopping.

Get Your Foodie Fix At Hamilton’s Best Healthy Eateries

Person holding healthy bowl of muesli from Frank, Hamilton.

Sink a superfood smoothie or smash back a vegan feast as you eat your way around the ‘Tron’s wholesome food scene.

We’ve Found 8 Of The Best Chinese Restaurants In Hamilton

Bowl of dumplings in broth from Chinese restaurant in Hamilton.

Consider Friday night feasts for the next eight weeks sorted.

Get your Pocket Guide for Hamilton

A photo of the latest Neat Places Hamilton pocket guide.
Home to approximately 40,000 tertiary students and 1,000 PhD-qualified scientists, Hamilton is home to some big thinkers (and leaders – Helen Clark, former New Zealand Prime Minister and administrator of the UN Development Programme, was born here). As the country’s fourth most populous city, Hamilton is not a place to miss.

Bars View all

Mr. Pickles

The bar stools at Mr. Pickles, Hamilton.
Place Hamilton

A fancy yet cheeky bar and restaurant all in one, come here for your after work drinks.

Wonder Horse

Cocktail in the making at Wonder Horse, Hamilton.
Place Hamilton

The place for good chats, group hangs or after dinner drinks.

Bootleg Brewery

Bootleg Brewery exterior.
Place Hamilton

A good ol’ bit of Kiwi ingenuity and a whole lot of hard work has created a watering hole in Matangi, made for locals, by locals. A couple of Hamilton mates came together with a love of home brewing and a bloody good tipple.

Nivara Lounge

Red light decorations shines on drinks.
Place Hamilton

Well regarded as the ‘place’ to listen to live music in Hamilton.


Two pizzas served up on the table.
Place Hamilton

A friendly bar with knowledgeable staff, offering 15 rotating craft beers on tap from all over the globe.

Restaurants View all

Banh Mi Caphe

Woman eating at Banh Mi Caphe, Hamilton.
Place Hamilton

A visit to Banh Mi Caphe is going to transport you straight to street side in South East Asia.

Winner Winner

Two people share chips and burgers at Winner Winner, Hamilton.
Place Hamilton

East Hamilton is the lucky home of this wonderful joint, providing delicious American-style, Southern fried meals for lunch and dinner.

Garden Place Noodle Bar

Two customers at a table in Garden Place Noodle Bar, Hamilton.
Place Hamilton

Noodle lovers you’re about to win big, and that’s coz we’re going to tell you where to get some of the best noodles in town.

Mr. Pickles

The bar stools at Mr. Pickles, Hamilton.
Place Hamilton

A fancy yet cheeky bar and restaurant all in one, come here for your after work drinks.