my hometown: hamilton, new zealand

Hello my dears, it’s Amanda from Here Comes the Sun again! Nice to be back again :)

This time around I’ll be sharing some of the things I love about the place I live. For those of you who don’t know I’m from New Zealand. I grew up at the beach and now I live in a city called Hamilton which I LOVE. Here are some of the reasons why:

“Balloons Over Waikato” is a yearly event where the city sky is filled with hundreds of hot air balloons sailing around. It is so pretty to wake up to! Then there’s one night where they all gather in one place and thousands of people come with picnic blankets and food for a show.


The Hamilton Gardens are a beautiful place for a picnic or a relaxing afternoon walk. There are heaps of different themed gardens (pictured is the Italian Garden) and people have their weddings and events here too. I was actually proposed to at the Hamilton Gardens one romantic afternoon by my now husband! So they hold a special place in my heart.

Hamilton Lake is just down the road from my house and there’s always heaps of people walking around with their dogs or going for a run. Lately I’ve been running around every weekend with a bunch of friends. It’s so beautiful and there’s always something happening like sailing or rowing or cute old men with their remote control boats. The board walk is beautiful and you can feed the ducks or stop to get an ice cream.

Bridal Veil falls is just out of Hamilton and is a stunning part of our country! It takes a short walk to get there and the view is so worth it.

Well that’s a few highlights of my little corner of the world. Hope you enjoy :)

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