Hamilton, New Zealand
Located in the Waikato Region of New Zealand, Hamilton has the best of what this country offers. The city has cultural influences from westerners as well as the Maori natives, and is a great spot to experience the culture. Traveling outside the city, you have easy access to the real Hobbiton, the location from Lord of the Rings. Hamilton Gardens is not to be missed. It features recreated gardens from locations and points in history all over the world. It’s a truly tranquil and enlightening experience. The Kiwi Balloon Company offers hot air balloon tours over the city and is a truly unique experience.