Seven things to do in the Waikato this labour weekend with the award-winning motel Argent Motor Lodge in Hamilton.
The central location of the award-winning motel Argent Motor Lodge, on Lorne Street in Hamilton, is perfect for basing yourself while exploring the beautiful Waikato region this Labour Weekend.
The local experts at Argent Motor Lodge, which is number one on Trip Advisor, have handpicked their favourite things to do for the long weekend.
Take a trip down to Claudelands Barn, Brooklyn Road, Claudelands for the Hamilton Farmers’ Market any Sunday morning between 8am and 12pm. You’ll will find a wide variety of products including fresh local fruits and vegetables, hand-crafted breads and pastries, artisan butchers and fish mongers “We suggest grabbing a fresh roasted coffee and some breakfast, sit under the trees and listen to great local music,” says Graeme Hunt, owner of Argent Motor Lodge
If you are looking for some indoor fun this Labour weekend, then head to SKYCITY in the Hamilton CBD. Featuring Hamilton's only Tenpin bowling alley, SKYCITY is great for providing hours of family entertainment all under one roof. “There is also cafes and restaurants to refuel afterwards,” advises Graeme.
Hamilton Model Railway Exhibition
Taking place over labour weekend at Hamilton Gardens, the Hamilton Model Railway Exhibition is great for train enthusiasts and novices alike. The Hamilton Model Railroaders annual model railway exhibition at Hamilton Gardens Pavilion, features variety of tracks and layouts, in different scales and with different themes.
Experience the movie magic of Hollywood in Matamata. Located on a sheep farm near Matamata is the world-famous Hobbiton Movie set. Take a guided tour to hear behind the scene stories and marvel at the set that was created for the epic movies trilogies, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
Ice Skate Tour
Get your skates on this Labour weekend for the Ice Skate Tour at St Joseph's School, Te Aroha. Ideal for kids and families, this artificial ice rink has 97% same gliding capacity as natural ice and are 100% green! $8 for kids (under 16), $12 for adults and $35 for a family (2 kids + 2 adults or 3 kids + 1 adult).
NZ Open Dance Championships
Check out glitzy and glam world of the 68th NZ Open Dance Championships at Claudelands Arena from the 20th to the 21st October. With national titles up for grabs, this two-day dance spectacular is one of the biggest the event on the dance sport calendar for New Zealand's and Australia's best ballroom dancers.
Enjoy the new spring warm weather at Lake Rotoroa which includes charming lakeside views, grassed parklands perfect for a picnic, a boardwalk section, playgrounds and a café. “Make the most of it and by packing a picnic to have lunch by the lake,” advises Graeme.
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