The diverse Hamilton & Waikato region provides an abundance of free activities and attractions so you can experience the wonders and hidden gems of the region on any budget, and they are all easily accessable from Albert Court Motor Lodge.
Featuring over 18 uniquely themed Gardens, the Hamilton Gardens are a pleasure to explore. Immerse yourself in another country and time as you step from an Italian Renaissance Garden into a Chinese Scholars Garden, American Modernist Garden, or New Zealand's only rational Maori horticultural garden, Te Parapara, and many more. Stop for a picnic beside the lake or playground and relax in the wide open spaces before continuing to exploring the 58 hectares.
Also known as Hamilton Lake, Lake Rotoroa is a popular spot year round. Plenty of open space for a picnic or to kick a ball around, or let the kid's burn off some energy on the large playground. The lakeside walk provides picturesque views of the lake's surrounds and plenty of opportunity to feed the ducks as well as providing a popular fitness area for locals. Inns Common on the far side of the lake is often home to free entry events throughout the year.
The Waikato River cuts its way through the middle of the Hamilton & Waikato region providing a plethora of great activities. Try a spot of fishing, or head out on your boat or kayak to explore the river. If you are in Hamilton City the River Walks are a great way to take in the sights of the Waikato River and explore the other side to the city.
With the large variety of cycleways throughout the Hamilton & Waikato region, the region is fast becoming a hub of cycling. From short cycles that take in the views of the Waikato River, to multi day tracks that cross farmland and follow old rail lines, or intense mountain biking at its best, the region has something for all levels of cyclers.
museums and art galleries
Take a step back in time and immerse yourself in the colourful stories, strong history, and unique collections of the region. Many of the Museums and Art Galleries throughout the region are free entry allowing you to experience the deeply significant Maori culture that runs through the region, and the inspirational art works that are on offer.