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Hamilton Gardens New Zealand Guided Tour provided by Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens New Zealand Guided Tour

Hamilton Gardens New Zealand Guided Tour
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About
Fifty years ago Hamilton Gardens was a sand quarry and the city’s rubbish dump. It was covered in weeds, mud and household rubbish. Since then it has gradually been transformed into 21 award winning gardens, each with a unique theme that tells the story of gardens. Guided tours explore the rather mysterious world of Hamilton Gardens.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 15m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9628P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Tour escort/host
  • 10% discount voucher to use that day in the gift shop
  • Entry/Admission - Hamilton Gardens
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h 15m
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum of 2 people per booking
Inclusions
  • Tour escort/host
  • 10% discount voucher to use that day in the gift shop
  • Entry/Admission - Hamilton Gardens
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h 15m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum of 2 people per booking
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Fiona H
Accra, Ghana34 contributions
Themed gardens
Jul 2021 • Couples
We had limited time so zipped through the themed gardens. Fabulous. All staff friendly, knowledgable and pleased to help.
We visited in the middle of the winter and i would like to return in summertime when gardens are in full bloom. But still very worthwile seeing.
There were 17 themed gardens. A interlinked. More under construction.
Written 3 July 2021
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Wonderful to hear! Thanks for visiting and for leaving a review 🌼 Ka kite ano!
Written 14 July 2021
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Helen G
New Plymouth, New Zealand10 contributions
Put on your Bucket List
Oct 2020
Amazing gardens matching anything I saw in England on my visit there last year 2019.
Take the time to take in the River cruise as well.
Written 2 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to write a review 🌼 - Annabel
Written 5 November 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sivasankar Sivapragasam
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia53 contributions
Eco tourism and garden art
Oct 2020 • Family
I can tell that its well managed and attracting tourist global is a tough job. It takes effort and great collaboration. Its pleasant visit and enjoy it.
Written 9 October 2020
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Great to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to write a review 🌼
Written 11 October 2020
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775gilvray
Cambridge, New Zealand205 contributions
Excellent well worth the money
Jul 2020
The guided tour is outstanding and would recommend this to everyone who is visiting these gardens even if it is not your first visit. Book now!
Written 21 July 2020
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Great to hear you enjoyed your Guided Tour, that's wonderful! Thank you for taking the time to write a review 🌼 - Annabel
Written 24 July 2020
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John L
Cambridge, New Zealand170 contributions
Take a guided tour!
Jul 2020
if you are like us and have visited the gardens on many occasions then let me encourage you to take a guided tour on your next visit.
For $20 the tour takes you around a number of the themed gardens and explains the stories behind each of the gardens which gave me an understanding which i've never got before by just wandering around.
Richard out guide, was a thoroughly likable and pleasant young man and we really enjoyed the hour or so we spent with him.
I am amazed at the complexity of each of the gardens and the work that has gone into designing and bringing into existence something that is both beautiful and unique.
What i would love to see though is to see a information board at the entrance of each of the themed gardens explaining just what each garden is about so that visitors are able to get so much more from their visit.
Written 21 July 2020
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Thank you very much for your review John - I will pass on your feedback to Richard :D It's great to hear that even a regular visitor will find the Guided Tour interesting and illuminating! We do have signage within each of the themed gardens but also need to strike a balance so that the overall aesthetic isn't hampered. Ngaa mihi, Annabel
Written 24 July 2020
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manywaystotell
Auckland Central, New Zealand8 contributions
Great place to walk
Jul 2020 • Family
Great place to have a walk. A lot of gardens structured in a good way so it is not boring to go through them. They all different, very entertaining
Written 4 July 2020
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Great to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to write a review 🌼 - Annabel
Written 7 July 2020
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Steve2788
Brisbane, Australia10 contributions
Amazing what can be done, and ideas to copy for your backyard
Mar 2020
Definitely worth the time to visit this place, (2hrs drive south of Auckland). Visited mid-March 2020 (before the border closures), 12 gardens to visit, some others were being renovated or being constructed; so, in a few months, will be more to see. Each garden is different in concept (from a Japanese contemplation to a Modernist Garden. Italian Renaissance to a Maori horticulture garden).

I’m not a green thumb, but some aspects of these gardens are achievable and eager to construct in my backyard.

The guided tour advisory says will take 75 mins; but it took 90 mins. An important part of touring is allocating time, for each planned event, so allow 2hrs at this place.
Written 2 April 2020
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Great to hear you enjoyed your visit Steve! Thank you for taking the time to write a review 🌼 - Annabel
Written 19 April 2020
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Nigel S
Lightwater, UK5,231 contributions
Simply enchanting gardens
Feb 2020
This has to be some of the finest gardens in the world with so many different apects and designs to list here. We spent hours walking around and really enjoyed our time there. Plenty of parking and you can take a boat trip if you wish. Highly recommended.
Written 28 March 2020
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Wonderful to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you very much for such a lovely review 🌼 - Annabel
Written 19 April 2020
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Nikki Garcia
Cairns, Australia5 contributions
Stunning!!!!!!
Beautiful beautiful beautiful

We had a blast but didn’t quite get around to all of them. Was so amazing seeing all the different sceneries and the many cultures. Will deffs try visit again before our trip ends
Written 28 March 2020
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Awesome to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to write a review 🌼 - Annabel
Written 19 April 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Celtic_wanderers
Palmerston North, New Zealand38 contributions
Unforgettable Experience
Feb 2020
Wow! Don’t miss these gardens when you go to Hamilton. They are world class. Allow plenty of time (4 hours minimum)
Wind down and enjoy a world of sights. We started from the main courtyard and proceeded in an anticlockwise direction as advised by the gift shop staff. Our experience was unguided - we liked it that way. We finished our tour in the tropical gardens which lead to the exit. We then had lunch in the café which has great views and was a place to reminisce. There are indoor and outdoor tables.
Written 22 March 2020
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Great to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to write a review 🌼 - Annabel
Written 25 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Reweby
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Gorgeous gardens
I know people joke about the gardens being the only thing to do in Hamilton but they really are spectacular. I go m
Cara D
Cara D
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One hit wonder
The gardens are a must see when your visiting Hamilton, but I have to say that after the first visit it does get le
margaretaK9541PE
margaretaK9541PE
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Inspiration and history through the gardens.
We did a tour with Trish. It was the best way to see the many different gardens and learn about their history and h
Melbuckley01
Melbuckley01
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Well worth a trip
Wear good shoes, take your time. It's a beautiful treat. Gorgeous shadows, amazing plants and design. Definitely so
John and Les C
John and Les C
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Lovely Gardens - Well Worth A Visit
What great gardens! Well kept and a range of themes - enjoyed the stroll around all of them - the host in the Gift
Ezra710
Ezra710
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Explore!
A return visit [again!]. Always a work in progress, giving new variety each time as well as old favourites. Someth
SSLJan2020
SSLJan2020
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Amazing!
I could have been anywhere in the world, the gardens are truly amazing. We did the "Tour" and it was well worth wh
Rina F
Rina F
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amazing gardens
these were more then just gardens. There were sculptures and fantasy statues everywhere. Definitely a must see when
nzrbl
nzrbl
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Great way to spend a sunny day
We spent two hours in about 1/5 of the gardens - a lovely afternoon! There is so much to see, and with even many pe
Megan_170 H
Megan_170 H
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Very informative, would recommend the tour
I've been to the gardens countless times and had never done the tour. It's a great insight to the gardens many of u
MarjorieG594
MarjorieG594
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Outstanding gardens
A feast of varied gardens, all beautifully presented. Easy parking. Experienced an injured visitor and were able
Annenberg
Annenberg
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AMAZING - GREAT PLACE TO VISIT
AMAZING, FANTASTIC - Well worth a visit. How did they build this garden, because it must of cost a great deal of m
gn95
gn95
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Lovely walk
This attraction was highly recommended to us by previous visitors. The gardens are well presented and varied. We
Fwhanau
Fwhanau
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Got to be world class
Our two and a bit experience here was fantastic. The variety of gardens from Asia and Europe took my breath away.
PsammomaBody
PsammomaBody
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Something for everyone
My wife and I are keen gardeners and have been looking forward to visiting the gardens for some time and we weren't
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