Hamilton Classic Tour


Adult 15yrs+ NZ$255.00

Child 0-14yrs NZ$235.00

NZ$5.00pp will be donated by Carrington Tours on your behalf (your name can be included or excluded) to continue the development of both the Hamilton Gardens and Waikato Museum.

Includes modern guided transport, entry fees, lunch, equipment hire and all taxes
Minimum 2 Adults
Discounts available for groups of 5 or more
Prices are pick up and return Hamilton (Auckland, Tauranga and Rotorua also available)

Location: Hamilton
Duration: 9hrs


Hamilton Gardens
Hamilton City & Suburbs
Zealong Tea Estate
Waikato Museum
Classic Cafe Lunch



Join us on a fascinating sightseeing tour of our stunning scenic region visiting the World Award winning Hamilton Gardens and enjoy a refreshing morning tea. We then drive to the World Class Zealong Tea Estate for a fantastic tour including a delicious Tea Tasting experience, tour of the Estate and mouth watering High Tea/Lunch. Then visit the Waikato Museum giving an insight into the Maori and European history of the region, Maori Culture and Modern Art.


Here's Why People Love It:

This classic tour shows some of the very best of Hamilton. Explore, discover award winning gardens, tea estate and museum.

A wonderful tour for all ages to learn about Hamilton, Waikato and about New Zealand history, people, land and culture.



Hamilton Gardens – visit the World Award winning Hamilton Gardens and be taken on a guided tour and learn about it’s amazing history and evolution. Visitors are guided on a journey of discovery along paths leading to mysterious surprises: step from a peaceful Sung Dynasty Chinese Scholar’s garden into an Italian Renaissance Garden, before being enthralled by the grandeur of the Indian Char Bagh Garden. Hamilton Gardens has 24 themed garden areas with more being developed. Enjoy a delightful morning tea at the Gardens Café.

Sightseeing – be transported around Hamilton’s region to wonderful sights and sounds, including Hamilton Lake where we will feed a variety of birdlife, view Hamilton’s historic buildings, classic car museum. historic homesteads, local farms, walk and play in lovely parks, and depending on the time of year we can pick fresh strawberries and fruit to enjoy.

Zealong Tea Estate – over 2 hours you’ll explore Zealong Tea Estate and wonderful Tea Walk, learn the fascinating story behind Zealong, see how tea is made, experience a traditional Discover tea ceremony and rich history and culture, and relax over a cup of the world’s purest tea, with stunning views over the only tea plantation in New Zealand.

Waikato Museum’s exhibitions and events tell modern and historic stories from a regional and global perspective, and include visual art, social history, Tangata Whenua culture and science from touring exhibitions and the museum’s own collections. Waikato Museum’s 13 galleries feature more than 25 new exhibitions and 100 public events annually. Through this interactive programme they aim to engage and inspire our local and international visitors. Highlights include the majestic War Waka Te Winika, Exscite and Planet Warriors, the fun hands-on science galleries for children and galleries which exhibit a rich blend of artworks.

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