|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$10.41|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$1.90|
|Pack of cigarettes||$19.08|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$8.02|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre||$1 056.42|
|Loaf of white bread||$1.81|
Aside from the tourist destinations in the South Island of New Zealand, you have to try as well as the attractions within the North Island. In this island, in particular the Waikato Region, you will find a scenic mid-sized city called Hamilton. One of the natural bodies of water running over the city is the Waikato River that flows literally in the middle of the city and splits the city in two halves. The west part has the central business district and shopping malls, whilst the eastern part has the University of Waikato. The city is considered as an inland location.
In order to get in this city, you can take plane and land at the Hamilton International Airport. You can find cheap flights to Hamilton from Air New Zealand, particularly their “Grab a Seat” promo. From the airport, you may want to hire or rent a car rather than take the taxi due to the cost. You can also get in the city by bus and it is recommended that you book in advance for bus tickets. There are two bus lines offering transportation services to Hamilton and these are “Naked Bus” and “InterCity Coachlines”. The Tranz Scenic is the train service you get when going to Hamilton from Auckland. Of course, the car is another way, if you are living in New Zealand.
One of the best things about getting around the city is that there is a bus service touring all over the city and the service if offered by Environment Waikato. If you will want to use the service on a regular basis, you may want to acquire Bus card that has discounts on bus fares. The western part of the city is mid-sized city and you can walk through the CBD and the shopping malls. You can see the following great places here:
If you are lucky, you will enjoy several festival activities in Hamilton such as the Agricultural Field Days during June, the Parachute Music Festival during January, the Hot Air Balloon Festival during April and the Hamilton Garden Arts Festival during February. If you love to shop, go to Picadilly Lane, The Base Te Rapa, Centre Place Mall and ArtsPost Galleries.