Hamilton, a city located between Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment, should definitely be on your list of places to visit on your 7-day Auckland to Wellington road trip. Known for its industrial heritage, Hamilton has a unique urban feel that seamlessly merges with its natural surroundings.
This city offers incredible access to nature walking trails, parks, and waterfalls that will leave you in awe. The vibrant arts scene, museums, art galleries, and bustling downtown will keep you thoroughly entertained. And let’s not forget the incredible shopping and dining experiences that await you in this city.
Sightseeing #1: Bayfront Park
Tucked away close to downtown, the park’s asphalt pathway is perfect for a variety of activities, whether you prefer cycling, skating, or simply strolling. You’ll also find plenty of benches and picnic tables here, making it an ideal spot to stop for lunch or a snack. And with access to the waterfront area, as well as naturalized areas filled with wildflowers and trees, there’s plenty to see and appreciate.
Sightseeing #2: Hamilton Gardens
Located in the city of Hamilton, the Hamilton Gardens offer visitors a unique experience, unlike any other botanic garden. Rather than just showcasing plant collections, this stunning attraction focuses on telling the story of various garden styles developed throughout history. With immaculate attention to detail, the gardens perfectly capture the distinct character, context, and significance of each garden design. Whether you are a history buff or a nature lover, the Hamilton Gardens offer the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in an unparalleled garden experience.