Hamilton Rental Car Travel Itinerary

Just an hour and a half’s drive from Auckland, Rotorua, Tauranga, Waihi, Thames and Te Kuiti – Hamilton is a great place to base yourself for an easy week long trip away when exploring the mighty Waikato region and beyond.

Known for its lush green countryside and wide range of outdoor activities, Hamilton and the Waikato region are best explored by car as activities and attractions can be quite spread out. Need some ideas on where to go and what to see in Hamilton and beyond? We’ve put together a handy travel itinerary to get you started.

Day 1

Hamilton here we come!

indian char bagh garden hamilton - Hamilton Rental Car Travel Itinerary

Day 2

It’s an early start today so grab your morning coffee and let’s hit the road.

Day 3

We are hitting the road today so grab breakfast on the go from one of the great cafes along Victoria Street and let’s get going.

waitomo caves - Hamilton Rental Car Travel Itinerary

Day 4

Its day 4 and today it’s out of the Waikato and on to the Bay of Plenty we go.


Day 5

After spending the night in Rotorua, we can get an early start today.

whakarewarewa rotorua - Hamilton Rental Car Travel Itinerary

Day 6

Leaving Rotorua behind, we are southward bound today…

Day 7

Last day, let’s make the most of it!

tongario national park - Hamilton Rental Car Travel Itinerary

Hamilton Travel

Getting around Hamilton is easy with a rental car and there are plenty of options for you to choose from.

NZ Rent A Car has car rental locations throughout New Zealand, including handy depots in Hamilton, Rotorua and Taupo, offering a wide range of reliable affordable rental cars to suit all budgets.

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Explore the Waikato at your own pace with affordable Hamilton car rental from New Zealand Rent A Car.

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