Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Gardens

Welcome to the Waikato region's most popular visitor attraction.

Whether you want to stop in for an hour or a day, there is something for everyone at Hamilton Gardens. Explore the stunning Paradise Garden Collection, visit Te Parapara - New Zealand's first traditional Maori garden, picnic with the family or catch one of the many exciting events staged here each year.


Admission to all areas of Hamilton Gardens is free.

Opening times

Hamilton Gardens opens at 7.30am every day of the year. Timetable.

Cafe and Function Centre

The Hamilton Gardens Cafeand Lakeside Function Centre is located next to Turtle Lake, not far from the main carpark and Information Centre. 


Pre-booked tours are available for groups.

The Waikato River Explorer takes scheduled cruises on weekends, and is available for charter at other times.

How to find us

Directions and transport information on how to get to Hamilton Gardens. For bus routes and times click here.

Access to Hamilton Gardens

Details of accessible facilities and routes within Hamilton Gardens.

Telephone (+64) 07 838 6782    
Fax (+64) 07 838 6801
Email hamilton.gardens@hcc.govt.nz 

Hamilton Gardens   
Private Bag 3010 
Waikato Mail Centre 
Hamilton 3240   
New Zealand


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