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Hamilton Sights and Landmarks Guide, New Zealand

Hamilton is a city found in New Zealand. It is a place which offers many fine attractions to both residents and visitors. Tourists are indulged with a broad variety of Hamilton Sights and activities. Hamilton boasts of wonderful attractions just like those found in Auckland Sights.

Hamilton Sights – Facing History and Heritage

When visiting Hamilton, tourists will find themselves emerged in the city’s lush history and heritage infrastructures. It is impossible to miss these striking buildings and houses because they are considered as some of the most significant treasures of the city.

Greenslade House. Dubbed as the Fairytale House by the river, this magnificent home lies on an area which was originally a Crown grant to Isaac Coates, a politician and businessman in Hamilton. It was then sold to the Greenslades and Henry Greenslade had ordered the construction of a house which was completed in 1912. The house was mainly made from native timbers, Marseilles roof tiles and metal ceilings from Germany. The other features are stunning including the stained glass windows and the rose-themed fireplace and floor.

Beale House. Dubbed as “The Place Where the Doctor Lived”, the Beale House is the oldest lingering house in Hamilton. It was once owned by a famous Hamilton surgeon - Bernard Charles Beale. At present, the house is a lot smaller than when it was during the time of the doctor. The verandah was reconstructed in a more modern style but other features of the house were retained. The Beale House was proclaimed a Historic Reserve in 1994.

Hamilton Sights – Experiencing the Arts

Hamilton city has an increasing number of public art collections, gifted local artists, and art galleries. Tourists will experience the city’s culture through visiting these galleries and having a taste of the art offered by Hamilton Sights.

Waikato Museum. Considered as one of the biggest and unique buildings in Hamilton, this museum was established in 1982. The museum was designed by the architect Ivan Mercep. Waikato Museum has five levels with a total of 12 galleries which houses selected impeccable artworks found in Hamilton and nearby regions. Apart from the works displayed in the museum, the view of the Waikato River is also something to look forward to when going to Waikato Museum.

Other galleries that visitors should take note of when in Hamilton are as follows: The Little Red Gallery; La Mezz Gallery; and Ramp Gallery.

Hamilton Sights – Experiencing Leisure and Fun

Tourists are also given the opportunity to relax and have fun when staying in Hamilton. The recreational sites found in the city are just too good to be overlooked so make sure to visit these places when touring the city.

Hamilton Gardens. Considered as the most famous tourist attraction in the region of Waikato, the Hamilton Gardens is visited by almost 1,000,000 tourists a year. This attraction provides tourists with the opportunity to experience gardens from all over the globe. The list of gardens includes those representing nations such as India, Japan, China, America, England and Italy. Visitors do not have to go very far to be able to have a taste of different gardens in different countries for everything is right at the Hamilton Gardens.

Canoe and Kayak Waikato. A tour using kayaks are provided by the city. Visitors can experience exploring Hamilton through these guided kayak tours through the help of trained professionals.

Hamilton Sights are great treasures to look at. Other beautiful destinations in the country may be seen in New Plymouth Sights.

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