Claudelands - Hamilton

Claudelands is an award-winning conference, meeting, function, exhibition and events venue located in Hamilton, New Zealand.

Crowned 'Supreme Venue of the Year' and 'Large Venue of the Year' at the 2014 EVANZ Awards, Claudelands is a modern solution for live music, performance, sport, conferencing, meetings, banquet dinners and indoor or outdoor exhibitions.

Claudelands has a rich cultural history, and has been hosting events in Hamilton since the late 1800s.  The extensive redevelopment of Claudelands began in 2007 and an Open Day was held to mark its re-opening in June 2011.

Claudelands is owned and managed by H3, a unit within Hamilton City Council.

Key Features:

The venue is set on 34 hectares of parkland in the heart of Hamilton city and includes:

  • A 6000-capacity entertainment arena
  • A four-star conference centre
  • A combined 10,000 square metres of indoor and outdoor exhibition space

It’s a clever mix of classy spaces which can be expanded, reduced or used in combinations to suit – whatever the size and style of your event.


How to get there

Claudelands is located on the corner of Brooklyn Road and Heaphy Terrace in the heart of Hamilton and on the eastern side of the Waikato River.

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Parking options

Car parking is available on site and may be available on the surrounding roads depending on the event taking place. On site car parking will be free of charge over the conference period.

Accessibility Parking Spaces

A number of accessibility parking spaces are available on site, the location will vary depending on the event.  Please refer to Accessibility at Claudelands for more information.

Transport options

Claudelands is a 10-15 minute walk from the CBD, pedestrian access is via the Arena Plaza on Heaphy Terrace.

Bicycle racks are also available on site.

Taxi stands are located on Heaphy Terrace.

Bus stops are situated on Brooklyn Road and Heaphy Terrace. For more information on the city's bus service visit the Busit website.