Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton, Waikato
All year round

Explore an enchanting world of secret gardens at Waikato’s most visited tourist destination

Hamilton Gardens has the unique concept of showcasing the cultural meaning and context of gardens over the past 4,000 years. Guided Tours are available, book online to secure your space. The park has more than 20 meticulously curated gardens and a million people visit a year.



For more info visit:

Hamilton Gardens


Hungerford Crescent
Hamilton East


07 838 6782




Most paths in the gardens are at less than a one in twelve grade. However the paths up to the Camellia Carpark and Victorian Flower Garden are steeper. We advise parking in the Camellia Carpark accessible from Gate 2 for easier access to the top areas of Hamilton Gardens. Some gardens are not suitable for wheelchairs or mobility scooters. Changing Places bathroom available. Detailed information available on the website.


Parking for people with limited accessibility is reserved in each of the main carparks accessible from Gate 1 and Gate 2.


Coming from Auckland, Hamilton Gardens is 90 minutes drive and is located halfway between Auckland and Rotorua or Taupō. Hamilton Gardens is 45 minutes from Hobbiton and 1 hour from the Waitomo Caves. Catch a bus on Route 17 - Hamilton Gardens. The bus stop is at the main Gate 1 carpark.

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