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Plan a Visit

Hamilton Gardens is located on State Highway 1, just south of central Hamilton in the North Island of New Zealand.

Access from Cobham Drive by either Gate 1 or 2 will take you directly to parking near most of the main facilities. During the weekends you are more likely to find plenty of parking from Gate 2.

Click here for the current Hamilton bus timetable. Hamilton Gardens is also serviced by Route 29 - Lakes and Gardens

Children's Discovery Trail

The Discovery Trail activity sheet takes children on a journey where they can explore an enchanting world of secret themed gardens.

Behind every door at Hamilton Gardens there is a magical story and a portal through time and to far-flung corners of the world.  Explore a lush tropical garden, mystical ancient China or let their imaginations loose in the Renaissance Prince’s 16th century garden.

Download the free Discovery Map here to see where the bees, hens and woodland critters are hiding.