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Parks and nature in Hamilton

Top parks

Garden
“We advise all our guests to visit these International Award winning gardens. A visit to the themed gardens is a must and include Maori, Tudor, Italian, Japanese, and Indian gardens and many more. The Mansfield Garden is a delight and has been recreated according to the description in Katherine Mansfield’s short story ‘The Garden Party’.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Park
“Is unique for its themed gardens and is the most visited attraction in Hamilton”
  • 50 locals recommend
Playground
“Lovely roughly 4 km walk around the lake.. has plenty of room for sports and a great playground for the kids”
  • 22 locals recommend
Trail
“It's deceiving because the first 2km is a relatively easy walk in native NZ bush. Then it's 1349 steps straight up! The challenge is to make it to the top without stopping”
  • 13 locals recommend
Park
“This is beautiful farm land and bush with well over 100 free range chickens. A lovely place for a stroll, with lots of ponds and wildlife around and its free.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Great Walk through Nz's scenic bush. a challenging workout but worth it for the picture at the top. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“At the northern boundary of Memorial park, there is a water feature for kids to play in and a small aviary too”
  • 8 locals recommend
Park
“Claudelands Arena is a multi-purpose indoor sports and entertainment centre.”
  • 8 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Playground
“Lovely roughly 4 km walk around the lake.. has plenty of room for sports and a great playground for the kids”
  • 22 locals recommend
Playground
“Hare Puke Playground - excellent 'destination' playground with bike track for kids. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Playground

Trails

Trail
“It's deceiving because the first 2km is a relatively easy walk in native NZ bush. Then it's 1349 steps straight up! The challenge is to make it to the top without stopping”
  • 13 locals recommend