Discover Waikato's most visited tourist destination

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.





The Rogers Rose Garden will be temporary closed from Monday, 3 March 2014 for remedial work. More information 

 Opening times & Prices

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

Admission to all areas of Hamilton Gardens is free.

Cafe and Function Centre

The Hamilton Gardens Cafe and 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.