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Information about Hamilton

Why Hamilton? Hamilton is a city in New Zealand’s North Island. Here you can find the beautiful Hamilton Gardens, a large public park that features themed gardens ranging from Italian Renaissance to Japanese and traditional Maori styles and even has a labyrinth. There are several museums and galleries found in the area which display both local and Maoiri art. In the busy city centre, the main street is lined with restaurants, cafes and bars.

Key Facts about Hamilton

Population:   179,000
Time zone: +11h. (GMT +12)
Region: Waikato, Hamilton City
Currency: NZD (1 NZD = 0.5623 EUR)
Visa: Nationals from Austria can travel and study a language course up to 18 hours a week and for a maximum of 90 days without a full visa. It is just necessary to apply online for an ESTA card (Electronic System for Travel Authorization). Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Visa requirements data last updated on 01 Dec. 2022 (Source)
For the most up-to-date visa information please consult with the embassy or consulate of New Zealand in your country. List of embassies and consulates of New Zealand on the official website - Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of New Zealand.
High season: January
Low season: November
Average course price per week: 286 NZD
Cost of Living:
* 100 = prices in Vienna
  • Student price index excluding rent:222* (122% more expensive than Vienna)
  • Student price index including rent:237* (137% more expensive than Vienna)
  • Price index food only:200* (100% more expensive than Vienna)
  • Big Mac price (New Zealand average): 7.38 NZD
    (7% cheaper than in Austria)
Mains electricity:
  • Plug Type I
  • Residential voltage: 230 V
  • Frequency: 50 Hz

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What to do in Hamilton

Waikato Museum
Waikato Museum
Classics Museum
Classics Museum
Hamilton Gardens
Hamilton Gardens
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Arrival airport

Auckland International (AKL) - 96 km. from Hamilton city center

Public transportation to city center:

4 per day, 115 minutes.

Main stops: Auckland International Airport, Auckland Domestic Airport, Hamilton/Central

Taxi: 70 minutes drive to city center of Hamilton

Public transportation in Hamilton

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