Set on 58 hectares, offering 'the story of gardens' which is explored through a series of 5 garden collections including Te Parapara, New Zealand's first traditional Maori garden.
Waikato Tourist Attractions
The most visited tourist attraction in Hamilton is the Hamiton Gardens which offers five magnificent Garden collections spread over 58 hectares. The Hamilton Zoo, with over 600 native and exotic animals, is also well worth a visit. Waikato Museum is a great place to go to explore the region's arts and cultural history. Hobbiton Tours offers the chance to see the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings / Hobbit film trilogy. Nearby Waitomo boasts the world famous glowworm caves plus other attractions such as cave abseiling and Black Water Rafting.