Hamilton is a beautiful city in the North Island of New Zealand and is known all across the world for its long list of tourist-interest attractions. Before you plan your itinerary, you may want to have a look at some of these options!

 

Hamilton Zoo

This humongous zoological garden is a place you must visit while in the city. There are several different species of animals found here and you will have a good time covering its 25 hectares of expanse. Situated on the Brymer Road in Rotokauri, it is home to over 600 native animals and has the largest free-flight aviary in the country that’s dedicated to native birds and plants.

 

Waitomo Caves

Waitomo Caves (named after the island) is visited by tourists who fly in to New Zealand from all over the world. There are thousands of glow worms in the caves and this lights up the ambience completely. There are small waterfalls and limestone formations here as well that are extremely beautiful and you must check them out on your visit.

 

Classic Museum

If you are interested in learning about the history of cars, this museum is where you can find a lot of interesting things. It has over 100 cars on display and an extensive collection of petrol, pedal cars and early pin ball machines. The collection also includes an extensive collection of petrol memorabilia – enamel signs, pumps, tins and oil bottles.

 

Parana Park

This is a wonderful green park that was gifted to the city by George Parr. The name came from a combination of Parr’s name and of Annie McPherson who planted the trees here. It is a great place to have picnic or take the family for a walk. You can trace a Kowhai theme running through the landscape.

 

Hamilton Gardens

These beautiful gardens are a sight to behold and are managed and run by the Hamilton City Council in New Zealand. There can be seen Maori as well as Japanese influences in the style of construction, the fountains and the architecture of these gardens and  you can have the most amamzing time exploring the art and architecture here.

 

Waikato Museum

Waikato Museum has an exciting programme of exhibitions and activities that provides a lot of insight into the arts and culture of the region. Its galleries has a range of touring exhibitions as well as a varied and interesting permanent collection, artwork by prominent New Zealand and regional artists, and an interactive science experience.

 

Best local food

Your holiday is incomplete if you don’t try the local food served here. There are several amamzing local restaurants that you must try when you are around. Whether it is sipping fresh local beer or coffee blends at cosy bars and cafes or eating the local favourites such as lamingtons and sausage sizzles, fish and chips and so on, you can enjoy a terrific variety of dishes here!

 

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