Hamilton Attractions

Situated alongside the Waikato river, New Zealand’s longest river, Hamilton is a vibrant, rapidly growing city, with a population of approximately 169,100.

Hamilton is a just short distance from many of New Zealand’s major lifestyle attractions, including beaches, hot pools, lakes, mountains and caves.

The city offers an attractive relaxed way of life, with its wide range of recreational opportunities, great outdoors, and a healthy environment. A one-and-a-half hour drive will get you to Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, and Raglan, New Zealand’s premier and world famous surf spot, is only a half-hour drive away.

Some of the must-see attractions include:

Hamilton Gardens – Considered one of Waikatos top attractions, the Hamilton Gardens are themed the story of gardens and showcases everything from a Japanese contemplation garden to an English rose glade and an Italian Renaissance spot. Theres also a restaurant and a cafĂ©.
Skycity Hamilton – Skycity Hamilton is situated in the heart of Hamilton city in a building designed to maximise the superb riverside location on the banks of the Waikato River. Floor-to-ceiling glass ensures gaming and restaurant customers enjoy spectacular views.
Waingaro Hot Springs – About 20 km northwest of Hamilton, these thermal springs at Waingaro are a fantastic way to cure aching muscles. Equipped with pools, spas and hydroslides for the young (and not so young).
Waikato Museum of Art and History – This establishment near the Waikato river focuses on the history and artwork originating from the region. Its collection of Waikato, Maori and Pacific Island art is considered one of the best in the world.
Waikato River Explorer Cruise – One of the most atmospheric ways to explore Hamiltons scenery is to take a riverboat cruise along the magnificent Waikato River, a trip that promises an excellent view as well as a fine lunch, drinks and a chance to relax.
Hamilton Zoo – Set in 25 hectares of tranquil surroundings, the Zoo is home to over 440 native New Zealand and foreign species. Among the attractions are the largest walkthrough aviary in Australasia, a reconstructed wetland area and the Freeflight Sanctuary, a safe haven for endangered birds.
Classic Car Musem – Something classic for the whole family. Have a look at the cars of yesteryear which are sure to bring back memories. Our collection encompasses a range of interests including an extensive collection of petrol memorabilia – enamel signs, pumps, tins and oil bottles etc…
The Jukebox Diner is onsite a 1950’s themed diner with staff dressed in 50’s style diner dress and aprons.

Zeelong Tea Estate – The Zealong Tea Estate is the perfect setting for a fine lunch, a scrumptious afternoon tea, or a gathering with friends and family with breathtaking views over the only tea plantation in New Zealand.
Chloe’s Motor Inn & Conference Center 181 Ulster Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone: +64-7-839 3410 Fax: +64-7-839 3427