We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Best of Hamilton Guide

Print this guide 

All things to do » Things to do

Hamilton Gardens
Hamilton Gardens
Owner description: Explore an enchanting world of secret gardens. Transport yourself through time and to far-flung corners of the world. Meander through a lush tropical jungle, visit ancient... more Owner description: Explore an enchanting world of secret gardens. Transport yourself through time and to far-flung corners of the world. Meander through a lush tropical jungle, visit ancient China and indulge yourself in a Renaissance Prince's 16th century garden. Five garden collections have been created to delight the senses, with some garden concepts reaching back 4,000 years. Hamilton Gardens is a conceptual garden based in the Waikato that explores the context, history and meaning of gardens through time, and from around the world. It is internationally recognised for its unique concept and is the Waikato region's most popular tourist destination. Only five minutes drive from Hamilton's CBD, the Gardens is open 7 days a week during daylight hours and entry and parking is free. Access is off SH1, alongside Cobham Drive on the southern side of Hamilton. less
Attraction type: Gardens; Parks
See nearby places to eat
Hamilton Zoo
Hamilton Zoo
The North Island's largest Zoo is home to over 600 native and exotic animals and set amidst 25ha of lush and tranquil surroundings
Attraction type: Zoos
See nearby places to eat
Hamilton Lake Domain
Hamilton Lake Domain
Attraction type: Parks
See nearby places to eat
Classics Museum
Classics Museum
Owner description: Something Classic for the Whole Family! A classic car museum with something to cater for every member of the family. Come and have a look at the cars of yesteryear which are sure... more Owner description: Something Classic for the Whole Family! A classic car museum with something to cater for every member of the family. Come and have a look at the cars of yesteryear which are sure to bring back memories. We have over 60 cars on display and an extensive collection of petrol memorabilia - signs, tins, petrol pumps, pedal cars and vintage pin ball machines. Plenty of free parking onsite. We have a 1950's diner in the building too! The Jukebox Diner, serving American classics, modern fare, child friendly options and of course great coffee! less
Attraction type: Speciality Museums
See nearby places to eat
Taitua Arboretum
Taitua Arboretum
Owner description: Taitua Arboretum is a 20-hectare (49-acre) tree collection just out of Hamilton City. The Arboretum has several lakes and a good network of walking tracks. It is a popular spot... more Owner description: Taitua Arboretum is a 20-hectare (49-acre) tree collection just out of Hamilton City. The Arboretum has several lakes and a good network of walking tracks. It is a popular spot for Sunday afternoon picnics and weekend weddings. less
Attraction type: Gardens
See nearby places to eat

All places to eat » Places to eat

Victoria Street Bistro
Victoria Street Bistro
Ranked #1 of 333 Restaurants in Hamilton
Price: US$ 8 - US$ 21
Cuisines: European, New Zealand, Contemporary
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Brunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Palate
Palate
Ranked #2 of 333 Restaurants in Hamilton
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
Good for: View, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Gothenburg
Gothenburg
Ranked #3 of 333 Restaurants in Hamilton
Cuisines: European, Spanish, Fusion, New Zealand
Good for: View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Chim-choo-ree
Chim-choo-ree
Ranked #4 of 333 Restaurants in Hamilton
Price: US$ 7 - US$ 25
Cuisines: European, New Zealand
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Ranked #5 of 333 Restaurants in Hamilton
Cuisines: Cafe, European, New Zealand
Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodation » Where to stay - Budget

No photo provided
Pure Inn B&B
US$ 46 - US$ 54
Ranked #14 of 24 Hamilton B&B and Inns
Show Prices

Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

No. 1 Motels
3.0 of 5
No. 1 Motels
US$ 55 - US$ 62
Ranked #5 of 7 Hotels in Cambridge
Show Prices

All accommodation » Where to stay - Midrange

Atrium on Ulster
4.5 of 5
Atrium on Ulster
US$ 91 - US$ 122 (NZ$ 129 - NZ$ 172)
Ranked #3 of 65 Hotels in Hamilton
Show Prices
Camelot On Ulster
4.0 of 5
Camelot On Ulster
US$ 80 - US$ 115 (NZ$ 113 - NZ$ 162)
Ranked #5 of 65 Hotels in Hamilton
Show Prices
Ballinor Motor Inn
3.5 of 5
Ballinor Motor Inn
US$ 85 - US$ 115 (NZ$ 120 - NZ$ 162)
Ranked #8 of 65 Hotels in Hamilton
Show Prices

All accommodation » Where to stay - Luxury

Argent Motor Lodge
4.5 of 5
Argent Motor Lodge
US$ 101 - US$ 136
Ranked #1 of 65 Hotels in Hamilton
Show Prices
Astra Motor Lodge
4.5 of 5
Astra Motor Lodge
US$ 105 - US$ 128 (NZ$ 148 - NZ$ 181)
Ranked #2 of 65 Hotels in Hamilton
Show Prices
Albert Court Motor Lodge
4.5 of 5
Albert Court Motor Lodge
US$ 96 - US$ 132
Ranked #4 of 65 Hotels in Hamilton
Show Prices

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.