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Hamilton tours by Thrillophilia lets you explore the unexplored and lesser known corners along with the famous attractions and activities of this city. With well curated tour packages from Thrillophilia, you will be heading out on some wonderful nature trails that are known for their secluded environment and scenic beauty, visiting some of the age old heritage sites that have got a charming vibe, and a number of alluring lush gardens that let you spend time in relaxation.

Thrillophilia’s Hamilton trips with great deals and discounts are designed to make sure that you spend time exploring the tourist destinations without worrying much about the finances. You can also book New Zealand trip packages and get to enjoy some of the top notch accommodations, superb dining experiences, and memorable sightseeing experiences with your loved ones.

Check out some of the best Hamilton holiday packages by Thrillophilia that best suits your choice and budget. You will be assisted by expert tour guides all through the trip to give you detailed explanation about the places that you will be visiting. Hamilton is very much famous for its cave tours and Thrillophilia offers you underground cave tours after the sunset when the glowworms take the charge of providing their light.

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Best Time for Hamilton Tour

Hamilton is a year-round tourist destination, with each season offering a diverse range of experiences. So, you can book Hamilton tour packages at any time of the year, depending on your interests and preferences.

1. Peak Season- The period between April and June marks the peak season in Hamilton, when you can experience the pinnacle of the island through clear skies, minimal rain, and temperatures averaging around 24 degrees Celsius. It is an ideal time to explore the breathtaking scenery and vibrant reefs of the island.

2. Shoulder Season- The shoulder season in Hamilton falls between July and September, and the cooler and sunny days prevail with a low chance of rainfall. This season offers the spectacle of whale watching and the excitement of Hamilton Island Race Week in August.

3. Waning Season- From October to December, you can embrace the warm and humid climate on Hamilton tours. Families often flock to Hamilton Island during the Christmas holidays. It is the perfect time to engage in turtle spotting, sailing around the Whitsundays, and indulge in other leisurely activities.

How to Reach Hamilton

By Air: When you plan to book Hamilton tour packages, you must know that there is no direct flight from India to Hamilton, but several connecting flights operate daily from fundamental international airports in India.

1. Direct Flights: There is no direct flights from India to Hamilton.

2. Layover Flights:

  • Major Cities: 
    From India- New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai
    To Hamilton- Hamilton

  • Duration of Time Taken- 30 to 50 hours, depending on the number and duration of layovers

  • Layover Cities- Melbourne, Wellington, Dubai, Bangkok

  • Major Airlines- Air India, Qantas Airways, Emirates, Thai Airways

Places to Visit on a Hamilton Tour

Here are some of the best places to visit in Hamilton:

1. Hamilton Gardens:
 Hamilton Garden is a wonderful public garden park located to the South of Hamilton and is owned by Hamilton City Council. Spread over an area of 54 hectares on the banks of Waikato River, this place houses open lawns, lush green gardens, convention centre, nursery, lake, and Hamilton East Cemetery.

Coming over to this place on a Hamilton tour, you will be able to find landscaped gardens that range from Tudor Style to Japanese and many other traditional Maori influenced versions as well.

Location: Hungerford Crescent, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand
Timings: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

2. Waitomo Caves: Waitomo Caves are one of the most sought after places in Hamilton tour which is famous for the fact that the caves are lit by zillions of glow worms. Located in the Waitomo village on the North Island of New Zealand, the caves feature waterfalls and many limestone formations.

They have extensive underground systems creating a true delight for visitors and travellers from various parts of the world. Studded with glowworms, this cave has become a world renowned destination where you can indulge in underground black water rafting with your adventure group. This is one of the best experiences that you can get on the Hamilton tour.
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Location: 39 Waitomo Caves Road, Waitomo Caves, Otorohanga 3943, New Zealand
Timings: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

3. Hamilton Zoo: Home to more than 600 animals, this large zoo is widely famous for its walk through aviaries, picnic area, and lively cafes. It is the main biological garden of New Zealand that you can visit during your Hamilton tour, covering an area close to 25 hectares or 62 acres.

Located on the Brymer road in the suburb of Rotokauri, this zoo is owned by the city council and managed by the Department of Recreations and Welfare. The park was founded in the year 1969 and it started with raising game birds and a small collection of exotic mammals as well. In the year 1987, a number of paths, boardwalks, plantings, and new exhibits were added to the park to make it more interesting for visitors.

Location: 183 Brymer Road, Hamilton 3289, New Zealand
Timings: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

4. Waikato Museum: Waikato Museum happens to be the regional museum situated in Kirikiriroa Hamilton that lets you have some wonderful insights during your Hamilton Tour. The exhibits and activities of this museum basically tells you about stories of this region that includes various visual art, social history, science, and tangata whenua.

You will come across ArtsPost, galley for New Zealand art and design, and a souvenir shop selling local products in this place. The museum offers a range of exhibitions all through the year concerning education and social history. The aim with which the museum was set up was to reflect the passions, heritage, and culture.

Location: 1 Grantham Street, Hamilton
Timings: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

5. Waikato Stadium: Waikato Stadium happens to be a major sporting and cultural events venue that is located in Hamilton, New Zealand. With a total capacity of 25800, this stadium has four areas like The Brian Perry Stand, the WEL Networks Stand, the Goal Line Terrace, and the Greenzone.

The capacity of the stadium can be extended up to 5000 seats by adding some extra seats to the Goal Line Terrace area. You can come over to this place to capture brilliant views of games being played during your Hamilton Tour. This museum is not only a host of sporting activities, but a venue for zillions of cultural programmes and performances. When heading out on a trip to Hamilton, make sure you watch an act with your loved ones.

Location: Seddon Road, Whitiora 3204, New Zealand

Things to Do on Hamilton Tour

Here are some of the best things to do in Hamilton:

1. Head out on a culinary journey of Hamilton: In the course of your Hamilton Tour, you can embark on an ultimate evening dinner tour. You will get a chance to feast in the famous Green Dragon Dining Room, The Party Tree, and Bag End. You will have a wide range of items on the menu both from native as well as international cuisines.

There are standard guided Hamilton tours that run throughout the day to take you through some of the iconic places of the city which are famous for their culinary magic.

2. Admire the twinkling glow worms at Waitomo: Waitomo is a well known place for its underground caves that you take to the maze of spectacular limestone caverns. Heading out on a guided Hamilton Trip, you will be amazed by the formations dating back to almost centuries old.

The cave is popular for the fact that it gets lighted up by the light created by thousands of glow worms twinkling. You can enjoy black water rafting in this place along with your loved ones on your Hamilton trip.

3. Learn to surf at Raglan: Raglan, situated to the west of Hamilton, is a beautiful scenic stretch of black sand coastline that was featured in a 1966 surfing movie Endless summer. This place is considered to be the surfing mecca and it is a must visit during your Hamilton Trip.

Head over to the Raglan surf school to learn more about the game and try your hands in this amazing adventure sport.

4. Wander through the Hamilton Gardens: Hamilton Gardens are one of the most iconic gardens in the city that gives you a wonderful feeling of staying close to nature. The garden is designed with a particular themed layout to give you a scenic view. The tour through this garden gives you a chance of exploring different civilizations. Coming across the paradise collections you will feel like stepping into another fantasy world.

5. Experience high tea at Zealong Tea Estate: Zealong Tea Estates happens to be the only tea estate in New Zealand that lets you indulge in a wide range of high tea experience. The estate is crafted by some of the passionate tea masters to offer the guests with some of the purest teas in the world. The plants in the estate that you will come across during your Hamilton Trip are grown organically in rich soil of the Waikato Region.

Location: 495 Gordonton Road, Gordonton 3281, New Zealand
Timings: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

6. Visit Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari: Mountain Maungatautari can be considered as a haven for wildlife lovers in New Zealand. It is home to a myriad of endangered bird species that reside in a protective environment.

You can visit this place to get close to some of the rare species like takah?, tuatara, giant weta, and k?k?. Apart from wildlife lovers, this place is also popular among nature lovers as Mount Maungatautari offers a sneak peak into the ancient forested volcano.

7. Spend the day at the Waikato Museum and Hamilton Zoo: Spending a day at the famous Waikato Museum during your trip to Hamilton would give you a chance to soak up all the rich art and culture of the place. The galleries of the museum feature local artworks and famous Waikato WWI Storyline.

Once you are done with the tour of the museum, you can head out to Hamilton Zoo which is known for its rare and endangered species. With more than 600 native and exotic animals, this happens to be the largest walk through aviary that you will visit on your Hamilton Trip. There's plenty of things to see and marvel at this place.

8. Ride on one of Waikato's cycling trails: Hamilton has got some of the wonderful trails in the Waikato Region. Taking these nature and river trails during your Hamilton Trip, you will be venturing through the central part of the North Island.

During your stay in Hamilton, you can think of taking Waikato River Trails along the mighty Waikato River, Timber Trails through Pureora Forest, and leisurely trails through the Hauraki Rail trails.

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Hamilton Tour faqs

Do we need a visa to visit Hamilton?

Yes, you would need a visa to visit Hamilton as per the rules administered by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, anyone except New Zealanders are required to carry a visa for visit of any purpose.

What is Hamilton famous for?

Nestling on the banks of the mighty Waikato River, the city of Hamilton is widely famous for its walking trails, lively nightlife, verdant gardens, and charming cafes. Tourists love to come over to this city to indulge in various scenic riverside walks or take a boat cruise to get a wonderful view of the city.

Which are the best cruise tours in Hamilton?

1. Lake Karapiro, Evening Kayak Glowworm Tour: Taking this tour you will be paddling up the Pokaiwhenua Stream through the canyon that dates back to over many hundreds of years. Once the darkness kicks in, you will silently drift through the canyon with glow worms sparkling all over.

2. Raglan, Sunset Canyoning Tour and Glowworm Experience: Raglan lets you admire the raw beauty of the local landscape. Indulging in this cruise tour, you will get to follow the ancient lava flow of Mountain Karioi by rock climbing, abseiling, and jumping the landscapes that come on your way.

3. Waikato River, 1-Hour Ecological River Cruise: The Waikato River happens to be an amazing jet boat tour that takes you along the mighty river for a sightseeing cruise. You will get to enjoy stunning and breathtaking scenery as well as help you learn more about the history of the region.

Which are the famous places to visit in Hamilton at night?

Nightlife in Hamilton is extremely fun and you can expect tons of things to do here. From indulging in delicious food, to trying freshly brewed beer, you have it all here. You can also enjoy your time in several clubs and pubs by dancing the night away.

1. Good George Brewing & Dining Hall: It happens to be a world famous craft beer and cider brewery. You will get a good ambience to chill out with your friends at this place.

2. The Bank: The Bank happens to be an iconic bar and brasserie that is located in the old Bank of New Zealand building in the South end of Victoria Street. You will get to witness the age old charm and at the same time taste some refreshing spirits.

3. Wonder Horse: Wonder Horse is one of the classiest and most sophisticated bars in Hamilton where you can spend an amazing nightlife. Have some exotic drinks and then enjoy the lively atmosphere of this place.

4. Keystone Bar and Restaurant: Keystone is one of the best brewing companies in Hamilton that is very much famous for its craft bar which offers a wide selection of bottled and tap beers. You can also get a wide range of local wines and spend time in a high end restaurant.

Which are the best gardens to visit in Hamilton?

1. Hamilton Gardens: It is one of the most sought after gardens in Hamilton that is adorned with a wide range of flora. It is impeccably managed by the city council and has got an incredible ingenuity. You can come over to this place to spend some wonderful moments in the middle of alluring beauty.

2. Taitua Arboretum: Taitua Arboretum happens to be a tranquil green space that is abundant with trees and pastures. It is also home to a woodland garden and that is fashioned with walking trails.

3. Italian Renaissance Garden: Italian Renaissance Garden happens to be an elaborate garden that is designed in the medieval Italian Style. You will come across a number of geometric shapes, statues, and fountains.

4. Victorian Flower Garden: The Victorian flower garden happens to be a hidden gem of Hamilton. It is home to some of the amazing collection of tropical and cacti flora that is just awesome. The garden is very well managed and is a good place to visit with your kids.

Which are the famous walking trails in Hamilton?

1. Pukete Farm Park: Pukete Farm Park can be considered as one of the best places to visit during the Hamilton holiday packages for walking tours as well as bike rides. This fun filled place is situated a bit far from the settlements to offer a wonderful vibe.

2. Mangaiti: Mangaiti is one of the renowned secluded walking trails that takes you through some of the native trees of the forests. This place is usually visited by nature lovers and bird lovers as it offers some amazing birdwatching viewpoints.

3. Waikato River Walk: It is one of the awesome trails that gives you a chance to walk past the river and capture some beautiful views of hill and lush greenery. You can also head out on a bike ride through this trial for a bit of adventure on your Hamilton holiday packages tour.

4. Taitua Arboretum: Taitua Arboretum happens to be a wonderful trail which you can visit during your Hamilton holiday packages. It not only lets you stroll around but also gives you a chance to ride through the path enjoying the tranquilising scenic beauty.

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