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Hamilton Gardens

Explore the rather mysterious world of Hamilton Gardens... Fifty years ago the site was a rubbish dump, today it's an award-winning attraction with an internationally unique concept: telling the story of gardens.

Hamilton Gardens is the Waikato’s most visited attraction with more than one million visitors each year. Visitors are guided on a journey of discovery along paths delivering mysterious surprises: step from a peaceful Sung Dynasty Chinese Scholar’s garden into an Italian Renaissance Garden, before being enthralled by the grandeur of the Indian Char Bagh (‘four quartered’) Garden.

Through breath-taking themed garden collections, Hamilton Gardens explores different civilisations, and recreates historically important garden styles from the farthest reaches of the world.

Facilities and Services


Business Hours
Daylight hours
Months of Operation
All Year


Proximity To Airport
15 minute drive to Hamilton International Airport
Proximity To Coach Terminal
Five minute drive to Hamilton bus terminal
Proximity To Town
Five minute drive to central Hamilton


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