“A Day in the Waikato”

Self-Drive or Group Tour 2016


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ham10845          Depart Auckland and travel along SH1 south to Hamilton.

1045          Arrive at the Hamilton Gardens car park and then make your way to the entrance of the Hamilton Gardens Information Centre to commence your guided tour.

1100          You commence your guided Garden Tour of  the Hamilton Gardens Paradise Collection.

 Following this, there is time to peruse the local souvenir shop or to grab a coffee at the Gardens Café before your Waikato River lunch cruise, or check out your favourite garden again.

1230          You then take a short stroll to the river jetty, adjacent to the back of the Hamilton Gardens Car Park for your Waikato River Explorer Lunch Cruise on the Waikato River.

river1300          You depart on your Luncheon Cruise travelling on the Waikato River with a full commentary on the history of Waikato River including the Maori battles that were fought up and down the river, as well as the history about Hamilton & the Waikato region. On board today you will receive Lunch, you can select an item from the following menu options; Soup, Nacho’s, Salad, or a choice of Panini’s and Toasties’ accompanied by tea & coffee. A cash bar is available for alcoholic drinks. A child menu is also available on board.

1430          You arrive back at the jetty and make your way back to the Gardens Car Park to continue your journey to Classics Museum heading back through the city on the SH1 bypass to Dinsdale.

cars1445          You then arrive at the Classics Museum to view some American and International ‘Classic Cars’ dating back to the 1960’s and many beyond this, amongst a private collection. On arrival there will be a short welcome and introduction about the Car Museum and the cars on display, some are very unique and expensive vehicles. Following this you will have a 45 minute self-guided experience looking around at the vehicles before departing.

1530          You then commence your return trip to Auckland continuing north on SH 1.

1730          Arrive back in Auckland. 

Note: Should you have interest in any of the itineraries, TRNZ encourage you to contact your local New Zealand based Land Operator or DMC to obtain rates and validity.