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Italian Renaissance Gardens, Hamilton Gardens © Russell Street

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Hamilton Gardens: beautifully curated spaces inspired by Europe, India and Asia

Savour native woodland and gardens of the world beyond through beautifully curated spaces inspired by Europe, India and Asia. Read the story . . . 

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Top attractions in Hamilton and Waikato

The Hamilton and Waikato region is well known for its nature-based tourism, underground wonders, Middle-Earth movie sets and iconic Waikato River. Read the story . . . 

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Waitomo Glowworm Caves: a cave wall aglow with lights

Glide along the Waitomo River under a magical, breathtaking canopy of thousands of glowworms. Read the story . . . 

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Get outside: Five picks for a weekend in Waitomo

Get outdoors and experience the underground and overground delights of Waitomo. Read the story . . . 

Do what the locals do in Hamilton. Read the story . . . 

Hamilton Gardens, a well-loved spot for locals, especially on a gloriously sunny Waikato day. © Russell Street Creative Commons

 

 

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Loved by the locals: South Waikato

Sample cheese from Putaruru or honey from Tirau, or explore Tokoroa's story through its talking poles . . .  Read the story . . . 

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Loved by the locals: Raglan

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Loved by the locals: East Waikato

From the charming alpine town of Te Aroha to hobbity Matamata, local Aimie Cronin follows the Kaimais and shares her East Waikato loves and must-dos.  Read the story . . . 

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Loved by the locals: Waitomo

Do what the locals do in Waitomo. Read the story . . . 

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4.7 /5

Hamilton City

Ballinor Motor Inn
From $119
Ballinor Motor Inn

Ballinor is one of Hamilton's Newest Motels! 3 star plus accommodation with modern, warm, clean and comfortable accommodation at affordable prices.We have a variety of . . . 

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4.3 /5
4.3 /5
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Raglan Sunset Motel

The Raglan Sunset motel is located 100m from the water's edge and offers our guests a unique coastal-urban experience. Within walking distance from your door, . . . More . . . 

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3.4 /5
From $85
3.4 /5
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Sudima Hamilton

Only a five minute drive to Claudelands Events Centre and within walking distance of many restaurants, pubs, cafes and shops, Sudima hotel Hamilton is housed . . . More . . . 

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4.9 /5
From $149
4.9 /5
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Hilltop Views

Easily the best of all our stays Hope to be back soon, Sharon, Norm, Rachel, Andrew, Queensland, Australia. Absolutely gorgeous we dont want to leave, . . . More . . . 

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4.5 /5
From $42
4.5 /5
Waitomo TOP 10 Holiday Park

"Best location, best facilities." Walk to the glowworm cave, restaurants, museum, store, adventure activities, bushwalks, or stay at the park and relax, read, swim in . . . More . . . 

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3.8 /5

Hamilton West

Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre
From $105
3.8 /5
Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre

Located only minutes from the Hamilton city centre and conveniently located to reach any out-of-town places of interest, this Hamilton hotel is a favourite with . . . 

From $105

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