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“Great place to walk, talk and admire!!”
Review of Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens
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US$40.58*
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90-Minute Waikato River Cafe Cruise from Hamilton
Ranked #1 of 71 things to do in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
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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 23 April 2017

Fantastic experience and a must do for locals and visitors alike. A well maintained attraction with a great cafe.

Thank Allan O
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

We spent the morning here before our long day home and it was absolutely delightful. The gardens were so diverse and well manicured I would have loved to spend more time there. A must see.

Thank MrsKellB
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

I'm a big fan of the gardens, beautifully designed renditions of gardens from around the world and very tranquil. Doesn't get much better for a free place to visit.

Thank OpinionatedBrit
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

We visited Hamilton Gardens and enjoyed every minute. Our children loved being outdoors in the beautiful spaces that have been created here. We had a picnic overlooking the lake, and enjoyed listening to the Chinese flute player (live) as we explored each garden. The kitchen garden we found particularly inspiring. We would go again.

Thank Lisa W
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Reviewed 21 April 2017

Well maintained garden which makes you coming more often. Good for photos. I have always had a heavenly feel walking around the garden looking at the beautiful flowers and enjoying the greenery. I love to smell the freshness of green and this place never fails to impress me.

Thank ianmarcus2017
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