8 reasons to explore the Waikato by the award-winning Hamilton motel Argent Motor Lodge in Hamilton.
Award-winning Hamilton motel Argent Motor Lodge is the ideal accommodation choice for those wanting to explore the multitudes of exciting experiences that Hamilton has to offer.
Here are the top eight Hamilton attractions handpicked by the team at Argent Motor Lodge.
Hamilton’s Classic Car Museum is home to more than 100 classic cars and all the petrol memorabilia imaginable; enamel signs, pumps, tins and oil bottles and more. “With a 1950’s style diner attached to the museum, the Classic Car Museum is the perfect destination for day out with the family,” comments Graeme Hunt, owner of Argent Motor Lodge.
Argent Motor Lodge is only a short distance from the world-famous Hamilton Gardens. Set amongst 54 hectares, Hamilton Gardens is made up of over 18 stunning landscapes gardens fitting into five different collections: Paradise, Productive, Fantasy, Cultivar and Landscape.
Located in Gordonton 10km north-east of Hamilton, you will discover New Zealand’s only tea plantation, Zealong. Set amongst beautiful Waikato countryside, Zealong highlights include the tea walk, Zealong story video, traditional tea ceremony and Zealong tea tasting.
Hamilton River Market
Taking place every Sunday from 8am to 1pm, The Hamilton River Market operates from the Sonning Carpark at 203 River Rd next to the Claudelands Bridge. The Hamilton River Market offers great coffee, freshest breads and pastries, free range eggs, ice creams, home baking, fresh cut flowers and the best produce in Hamilton.
Hamilton’s most recognisable feature is the iconic Waikato River. “The Waikato River is a remarkable natural asset and a defining feature of our city,” comments Graeme. Popular with runners, walkers and cyclists, take a walk a long the flowing heart of Hamilton city, with Hamilton's river paths.
History buffs would love a walk around Hamilton’s Memorial park. This park established as a WWI memorial and has been a key feature of Hamilton’s central city. This riverside park contains memorials to various wars and events significant to Hamilton.
Featuring 13 indoor galleries, including a hands-on science gallery for children, Waikato Museum (Te Whare Taonga o Waikato) is one the region’s premier arts and culture experiences. Nestled on banks of the Waikato River, Waikato Museum hosts more than 100 events a year and opens a new exhibition every two weeks.
“Taking a leisurely stroll Hamilton’s Victoria street, you will come across two iconic Hamilton landmarks,” says Graeme. First up is Riff Raff statue which is a tribute to cult status movie The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Outside of Waikato museum, it will be hard to miss the three-story high sculpture – the Tongue Of The Dog. Created by artist Michael Parekowhai, the sculpture gives the impression of being constructed from giant-sized versions of Cuisenaire rods.
After a day of exploring everything Hamilton has to offer, relax and unwind in your very own stylish and spacious accommodation with award-winning motel Argent Motor Lodge in Hamilton.
About Argent Motor Lodge:
Based in Hamilton, award-winning Argent Motor Lodge is right next door to Waikato Hospital and close to Braemar Hospital as well as being only a few minutes’ drive to the City Centre, cycle trails and the world-famous, world famous Hamilton Gardens. Accommodation ranges from one-bedroom apartments to family apartments with wheelchair-accessible facilities and fully equipped kitchens.
Contact Argent Motor Lodge:
Address: 27 Lorne Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone: +64 7 843 9912/0800 275 676 (toll free within New Zealand)
Phone: 0274 587 724