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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Hamilton
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Explore an enchanting world of secret gardens. Transport yourself through time and to far-flung corners of the world.... more » Owner description: Explore an enchanting world of secret gardens. Transport yourself through time and to far-flung corners of the world. Meander through a lush tropical jungle, visit ancient China and indulge yourself in a Renaissance Prince's 16th century garden. Five garden collections have been created to delight the senses, with some garden concepts reaching back 4,000 years. Hamilton Gardens is a conceptual garden based in the Waikato that explores the context, history and meaning of gardens through time, and from around the world. It is internationally recognised for its unique concept and is the Waikato region's most popular tourist destination. Only five minutes drive from Hamilton's CBD, the Gardens is open 7 days a week during daylight hours and entry and parking is free. Access is off SH1, alongside Cobham Drive on the southern side of Hamilton. « less
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Ranked #2 of 14 attractions in Hamilton
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Category: Zoos
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Hamilton
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Taitua Arboretum is a 20-hectare (49-acre) tree collection just out of Hamilton City. The Arboretum has several lakes and a... more » Owner description: Taitua Arboretum is a 20-hectare (49-acre) tree collection just out of Hamilton City. The Arboretum has several lakes and a good network of walking tracks. It is a popular spot for Sunday afternoon picnics and weekend weddings. « less
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Hamilton
Category: Museums
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Hamilton
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #6 of 14 attractions in Hamilton
Category: Arenas/ Stadiums/ Fields; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 14 attractions in Hamilton
Category: ; Science Museums; Museums
Owner description: Haere mai and welcome to Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato. Situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, this... more » Owner description: Haere mai and welcome to Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato. Situated on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, this world-class museum is the artistic and cultural heart of the Waikato.Visit us to experience the stories of our art, history, culture and science through an inspirational programme which seeks to challenge and inspire. « less
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Ranked #8 of 14 attractions in Hamilton
Category: Race Car Tracks; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 14 attractions in Hamilton
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 14 attractions in Hamilton
Category: Nature and Parks
Ranked #11 of 14 attractions in Hamilton
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
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Ranked #12 of 14 attractions in Hamilton
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
Owner description: A Waikato Garden of Grandeur in Tamahere, between Hamilton and Cambridge, offering a stunning garden visit, light... more » Owner description: A Waikato Garden of Grandeur in Tamahere, between Hamilton and Cambridge, offering a stunning garden visit, light refreshments and the perfect wedding venue.Moondance Manor Gardens are extensively planted with abundant flower beds, a wealth of native and exotic mature trees, a large ornamental pond with Pekin ducks, many open lawns, and formal hedging; all set on over a hectare bordering the Waikato River.Moondance Manor Gardens are open from October to April by appointment. « less
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Ranked #13 of 14 attractions in Hamilton
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: 17.5 hectare (42 acre) Sculpture Park that has three new sculpture exhibitions a year along its 2 kilometre nature trail.... more » Owner description: 17.5 hectare (42 acre) Sculpture Park that has three new sculpture exhibitions a year along its 2 kilometre nature trail. The Park is open every day from 10 am until sunset. The sculptures and site-specific installations are made by New Zealand artists or overseas artists visiting NZ. « less
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Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: Hamilton's historic Post Office building is home to ArtsPost Galleries & Shop, part of the Waikato Museum complex. Three... more » Owner description: Hamilton's historic Post Office building is home to ArtsPost Galleries & Shop, part of the Waikato Museum complex. Three galleries feature new exhibitions from New Zealand artists which change every 5-6 weeks. Wander the galleries or treat yourself to some retail therapy in ArtsPost's shop. ArtsPost exclusively features New Zealand art and design. Open daily 10am-4.30Pm. « less
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