The excellent Waikato Museum has five main areas: an art gallery; interactive science galleries; Tainui galleries housing Māori...
This contemporary gallery and gift shop is housed in a grand, former post office. It focuses on the best of local art: paintings, glass,...
One of Hamilton’s more unusual public artworks is a life-sized statue of Rocky Horror Picture Show writer Richard O’Brien aka Riff...
Tucked away around 20m off Victoria St, Wonderhorse regularly features craft beers from niche local brewers like Shunters Yard and...
Relocated to a scenic river-side spot with high ceilings and a summer-friendly deck, Gothenburg has morphed from a bar into our...
Waikato River information
Bush-covered walkways run along both sides of the river and provide the city’s green belt. Jogging paths continue to the boardwalk circling Lake Rotoroa, west of the centre. Memorial Park is closer to town and has the remains of PS Rangiriri – an iron-clad, steam-powered gunboat from the Waikato War – embedded in the river bank.