The fourth largest urban area in New Zealand, Hamilton Island is sited on the banks of the Waikato River in the Waikato region of the North Island. Whether you are an adventure enthusiast or a nature lover than Hamilton is an ideal place for your next holiday. Bungee jumping, jet-boating, hot air ballooning, cruising, fishing or sightseeing beauty, you name it and the scope of all the activities is there with lush scenery, huge sink holes, vast cave systems and underground streams. Apart from the scenic beauty and adventure activities, the city offers a vibrant nightlife scenic and peaceful walk around the beautifully landscaped gardens. If you are planning a vacation and wondering where to go, then Hamilton Island is an ideal location. Click on Ease My Trip to book cheap international flight tickets. Read on to know about the popular attractions of Hamilton.
On your visit to the North Island, a visit to the Hamilton Gardens should be mandatory thing. These beautifully landscaped gardens are laced on the banks of the peaceful Waikato River. These magnificent gardens portray classic examples of garden designs, like the Italian Renaissance Garden, Japanese Garden of Contemplation, Chinese Scholar’s Garden, American Modernist Garden, Victorian Flower Garden and Indian Char Bagh Garden.
Erstwhile known as the Waikato Museum of Art and History, the Waikato Museum is located another amazing attraction of the city of Hamilton. It is located along the Waikato River and is one of the best place explore and experience the rich culture and heritage of this city. The museum boasts of twelve galleries which display long-term and touring exhibitions. Nevertheless, the major highlight of this museum is the magnificent 200-year old carved Waka Taua (Maori war canoe) – Te Winika, a splendid artwork made by famous New Zealand and regional artists. The museum also hosts science conventions and exhibitions.
Sprawling over an area of 62 acres, Hamilton Zoo is one of the most famous zoo, a recreation center for kids and adults. It is located on Brymer Road in the Hamilton suburb of Rotokauri. So, if you are on a family holiday then taking your kids to Hamilton Zoo, besides reliving your childhood as well. The Zoo serves a homeland for natural habitat for numerous mammals, such as American bison, Kune Kune pig, tamarind, red panda and ruffed lemur and over 200 native and exotic bird species, like, blue peafowl, swan goose, harrier, morepork and regent parrot and unique reptiles, like blue-tongued lizard, robust skin, forest gecko, tartar and water dragon.
Bridal Veil Falls is a plunge waterfall situated along the Pakoka River in the Waikato area of New Zealand. Falling from 55 meters high, these waterfalls are formed over time caused the formation of a large pool at the base of the waterfall. If you are a nature lover and like to capture the spectacular beauty of nature than Bridal Veil Falls (at Waikato) is the place for you!