Moving Advice Center

Moving to Hamilton

Are you planning to move? If you have never lived by the mighty Waikato river, maybe you should consider making the move to Hamilton.

Hamilton is considered the metropolitan hub of the Waikato, and it’s not hard to see why. It offers heaps of shopping, dining and entertainment options, and surrounded by stunning parks and lakes; there are lots of reasons to consider moving on up to Hamilton!

If you need a little bit of an extra nudge before you start packing, though here are a few of our favourite things about Hamilton.


You can enjoy your dream outdoor lifestyle so easily when you live in Hamilton. Not only are there amazing lakes just a stone’s throw away, but you are also literally next-door to the mighty Waikato river which is surrounded by paths, perfect for an active day out with the family or a relaxing riverside stroll with your dog.

Some of the stunning lakes near Hamilton include Hamilton Lake Domain (also known as Lake Rotoroa), Lake Rotokauri and Lake Kainui, so you can take your pick next time the weather heats up.

If you are into boating and fishing, then Raglan will be your go-to spot on the weekend, and it’s only 50kms from the centre of town.


Hamilton offers a huge choice of dining and entertainment options, and if you like shopping, it is home to the largest shopping centre in New Zealand! The City of Hamilton also works hard to provide heaps of fun (and mostly free) events for residents and visitors, the biggest being the Balloons over Waikato Festival which is an annual, 5-day event that ends with The Zuru Nightglow!


As mentioned, Hamilton is in a great location surrounded by the natural beauty of lakes and parks. But you don’t have to be very far from Hamilton CBD to enjoy north/side living!

Hamilton is located 1.5 hours by car from Auckland CBD and is very well connected by public transport, with a dedicated train station in Frankton, offering an easy commute if you work in the Auckland CBD. 

There are also a huge selection of homes available within Hamilton, whether you are looking for a river-side getaway, a brand new house and land package or a family home overlooking a park or lake; with over 500+ homes currently available* in the city, you’ll be spoiled for choice!

Make your move, the easy way!

So if you are ready to experience everything living in Hamilton has to offer, or if you are looking to move to another great Waikato city, save yourself the stress of moving and leave all of the hard work to the experts!

Fragile Removals has over three decades of experience in helping families move into their dream home, they can take the hassle of out moving and can even help you pack!

Get in touch with Stephen Foote and his friendly team today for a home removal quote!

*At time of writing.

Stephen Foote

Stephen Foote is the figure behind Fragile Removals, a family operated removalist located in Waikato with more than 12 years of experience in home removals and office relocations in and around Waikato

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