The Base Shopping Centre

The Base is one of the Waikato's leading retail destinations and comprises both an enclosed regional shopping centre, Te Awa, as well as large format retailing. With its outstanding retail mix and exciting range of entertainment and dining options, The Base attracts millions of customers from across the region every year. We're proud to own the centre in a 50:50 joint venture with Tainui Group Holdings.


Hamilton's home of retail

The Base Shopping Centre features over 150 stores featuring quality local and international brands. With more than 3,300 carparks and easy access via car, bus or train, The Base is an outstanding retail destination. The centre's store mix continues to go from strength, helping drive more than $500 million in sales in the 2024 financial year. The Base is well placed to benefit from the economic and population growth of the so-called 'golden triangle' bordered by Tauranga, Hamilton and Auckland.

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Leasing and advertising

Location, location, location

The Base's popularity and prominent location make it the ideal place for retailers and brands wanting to reach customers and grow sales. You’ll be in good company alongside an impressive line-up of quality large format and specialty tenants from New Zealand and offshore.

We offer a range of leasing and advertising opportunities to suit a variety of objectives and budgets, so if you’d like to know more about this exciting destination, get in touch today

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Corner of Te Rapa Road and Wairere Drive, Hamilton

The Base Shopping Centre is just a short drive north from downtown Hamilton and is easy to reach from all directions. Two entrances on Te Rapa Road and a third on Te Kowhai Road provide excellent accessibility. 

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Property overview

Centre type Regional
Ownership interest 50%
Date acquired 2016
Last refurbished 2018
Net lettable area 88,233 sqm
Tenants 155
Carparks 3,329
Key metrics

Net operating income $15.1m
Occupancy 100%
Weighted average lease expiry 3.4 years
Valuation $205.1m
Capitalisation rate 7.13%
10-year internal rate of return 8.43%
Annual sales $531.1m

Get in touch

Leasing enquiries

To learn more about the range of leasing opportunities available at The Base please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.