We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Parana Park

Is this your business?
Hamilton East, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand
Review Highlights
Great Playground for Little People

Parana Park is a lovely restful place to visit with the Cenotaph, plane, gardens, and a lovely park... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Hamilton, New Zealand
Great place to stroll

Lovely park set on the edge of the Waikato river, with walking paths along the river and through... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Mackay, Australia
Read all 20 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“stone bridge” (2 reviews)
“kids play” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Hamilton East, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand
Write a Review
Reviews (20)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 20 reviews

Reviewed 26 August 2017

Parana Park is a lovely restful place to visit with the Cenotaph, plane, gardens, and a lovely park over a stone bridge. The park is great for kids with a splash pool, birds, lots of interactive equipment and planty of room for a picnic

Thank Maggie24nz
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Lovely park set on the edge of the Waikato river, with walking paths along the river and through the park. Beautiful old stone bridge over the creek and lots of fabulous plants and trees full of birdlife.

Thank habanachooky
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Nice walks nearby and a playground for the kids. You can sit there and watch boats etc go past as it is right by the water

Thank samzi9
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Free and close parking on Memorial Dr. ... Nice wheelchair accessible pathways to the park and to the river. Great place to take the kids, with water features, playgrounds and some birds in an aviary to see. Free public toilets available nearby.

Thank Found_Lost_Key
Reviewed 15 April 2017

a great summer day spot. though hot weekdays when Older children are at school is highly recommended. the toddler pool and fountains are a delight ,with aviary beside it to delight curiosity and great non slip paddling pools.

Thank pillowsandle
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This park really is an icon for Hamilton, the renovated park and gardens is a fantastic spot for any time of day eating, playing and walking the river!

Thank Amanda A
Reviewed 3 October 2016

There are nice gardens and a good walk along the side of the Waikato River and yet you are still almost in the heart of Hamilton. The gardens were just starting to flower and there is plenty a wildlife around, even on a damp day....More

Thank Nevillelea
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is a great little park for families and young children. It has a playground, plenty space for kids to run around, a few paddling pools and an aviary to educate the kids about local birds. Situated next to Memorial Park and overlooking the Waikato...More

Thank moonlotus18
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Parana Park has undergone a large renovation. There is awesome playground equipment, an aviary, and a small man made stream and lake for paddling. The area has a native New Zealand / nature theme Great for the whole family and can combine with a river...More

Thank HannahNZ1991
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This a great park for families. Plenty of shade in the summer but wait until autumn. I used to work in a building on the western side of the Waikato River and in the autumn the colours of the autumn leaves on the trees was...More

Thank don998
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Parana Park staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines