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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Garden
“These gardens are world class. They are free to enter and you can wander around looking at the all the different gardens. My favourite is the newly opened garden, the Katherine Mansfield Garden. IT is a great place to take a picnic and enjoy a day out. There is a great little cafe too along with a very cool childrens playground. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Park
“Is unique for its themed gardens and is the most visited attraction in Hamilton”
  • 50 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Enjoy the walk enjoying the flora and fauna on route to the amazing "Bridal Veil Falls". Well worth the walk, and great exercise. Bridal Veil falls is en route to Raglan Beach.”
  • 42 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
History Museum
“Good rainy day activity. The museum holds a traditional Maori waka (carved wooden boat/canoe). Free entry to parts”
  • 35 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“As the only hybrid shopping complex in NZ and home of Hoyts Flagship Cinema featuring the largest silver screen in the country, a visit to this award winning centre is a must. Te AWA's striking architecture, designed in line with Waikato Tainui's cultural history, is a part of what sets this International Shopping Centre Award winning centre apart from any other centre in Australiasia. With Hamilton's largest selection fashion and major brands including Farmers, Hamilton's largest Witchery, Dejcuba, Novo Shoes, Forever New and more. With over 3,000 freecarparks, no purchase required and with such a huge selection of stores, over 190 at The Base who could not have fun shopping here.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Café
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“Excellent coffee and service and delicious food. Try the Sweetcorn and chickpea fritters!”
  • 33 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is a great local foodie place. You can sit on the huge deck during the day, and there is a big yard for kids to play in. It is not open every night all year round so pays to check they are open before heading out.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bar
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“The Yottie is one of those cool music venues where you never really know who may turn up to play a set. It's a popular gig for touring artists who just want to play an intimate set without the crowds. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Zoo
“we took our grandchildren to the Hamilton Zoo and for Gus who loves to follow a map and find a reward, he wasnt disappointed at the rather exotic animals he found!!! He loved the walkways under the trees and seeing the tall giraffes heads over the wire enclosures was fascinating. The zookeeper was feeding the animals and Gus got to talk to him, and learnt about the personalities of the animals at the zoo. We brought a picnic and just sat under the trees then had an icecream at the onsite cafe- the hungry Morepork. This was a great day out for our family.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fantastic food open every night. Has a bar and a deck attached where you can order more casual food too. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Campground
“Amazing surf beach, cool local organic & art shops, fishing, paddling, chips on the beach, kids swimming in estuary, black sand.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Beach
“This is a great beach for all levels of surfer, and is where you can rent boards and wetsuits from the local surf schools. It's a long beautiful black sand beach and you can walk all they way into Raglan. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“A lovely small lake in the heart of Cambridge. If you park on Thornton Road near the Begonia House you will find signposted tracks leading down to the lake. It takes about 1/2 an hour to walk around it.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“A reformed church serving great locally brewed beer and good pub food. Casual dining for the whole family. Kids enjoy eating here also.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Cinema
“A great little independent cinema which shows a mix of movies from around the world. There are 4 small cinemas with very comfy seating and you can purchase a wine, a beer and / or platters enjoy as you watch your movie.”
  • 20 locals recommend