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.

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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.

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


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Physical address

Hamilton Gardens, Hungerford Cres, SH1 Cobham Drive, Hamilton East, Hamilton, Hamilton - Waikato, New Zealand.

Opening times

Business hours:
Daylight hours
Months of operation:
All months of the year

Facilities and Features

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

Pricing and Conditions

Further pricing information:
Our Information Centre and Gift Shop accepts payment by New Zealand currency cash, EFTPOS, Visa, Mastercard, Alipay, and WeChat Pay.

Language support

  Written Spoken
Chinese (Simplified) YES NO

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