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“A Great Place to Chill Out”
Review of Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens
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US$11.18*
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Hamilton Gardens Guided Tour
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US$31.29*
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90-Minute Waikato River Cafe Cruise from Hamilton
Ranked #1 of 67 things to do in Hamilton
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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.
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Do not rush your visit. It is worth exploring all the garden and taking a picnic. You will need good weather.

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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Stunning gardens, themed, educational, beautiful and relaxing. Splendid experience and wonderful way to spend a day, a morning or afternoon, even an hour.

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Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Our overseas friends were amazed. The gardens are amazing. You can easily spend a half day ambling around.
We have also taken friends from Christchurch to the gardens because friends of theirs recommended they visit. They weren't disappointed.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Came here on a family vacation and it was fantastic! Very well maintained and aesthetically beautiful gardens and the perfect weather for a day out. Definitely a must-see

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

A jewel of Hamilton. Always a lovely day out when you visit these gardens. Even in different seasons there is always something new to see or enjoy.

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