Hamilton activities, tickets and more

Day Trips & Excursions

Rotorua to Auckland 1-Way Tour, via Waitomo Glowworm Caves

Travel from Rotorua to Auckland and discover one of New Zealand’s top attractions on this 7.5-hour tour of the Waitomo Caves from Rotorua. Travel through the beautiful Mamaku Ranges and discover the scenic countryside of Waikato. Admire local highlights such as Fitzgerald Glade’s leafy canopy. Explore the subterranean Waitomo Caves and marvel at the bright glow-worms living there. Take a boat ride through the cave system and learn of its history from your guide, then enjoy a little free time to explore the Waitomo visitors’ complex at your leisure.
7 hours
Cultural & Theme Tours

Hobbiton™ Movie Set 2-Hour Walking Tour from Shires Rest

Experience the real Middle-earth™ at the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, where, in the heart of the Waikato region, you can step into the lush pastures of the Shire™, as seen in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies.Fall in love with the Alexander family sheep farm, just as acclaimed director Sir Peter Jackson did, as you journey through the unequivocal beauty of the land with the mighty Kaimai Ranges towering in the distance. Your guide will escort you around the set, showing the intricate detailing, pointing out the most famous locations and explaining how the movie magic was made. You will be fully-guided around the 12-acre set: past Hobbit Holes™, the Mill and into the world-famous Green Dragon™ Inn where you will be presented with a complimentary, exclusive Hobbit™ Southfarthing™ beverage to conclude your own Middle-earth™ adventure.
2 hours
Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Waitomo Caves, Rotorua and Taupo Trip from Auckland

Discover the best attractions of the North Island on this 3-day trip from Auckland. See thousands of tiny glowworms on an underground boat ride at Waitomo Caves, explore the picturesque lakeside setting of Taupo and the amazing Huka Falls and experience the geothermal wonders of Rotorua.
3 days
Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Hamilton Gardens Guided Tour

Fifty years ago Hamilton Gardens was a sand quarry and the city’s rubbish dump. It was covered in weeds, mud and household rubbish.Since then it has gradually been transformed into 21 award winning gardens, each with a unique theme that tells the story of gardens.Guided tours explore the rather mysterious world of Hamilton Gardens.
1.25 hours
Water Sports

Extreme Jet Boat Tour - 14:00 (2 pm)

45 Minute Extreme Jet Tour (Speed and 360 Spins)Speeding up the mighty Waikato river in Cambridge New Zealand in a 350hp V8 jet boat is going to get the heart pumping, adrenaline flowing and faces smiling.A unique opportunity to visit the Karapiro Dam, see amazing native bush and wildlife. Ideal for whole families, work group, friends and anyone who likes adventure, adrenaline, speed and pristine scenery.Camjet is the heart of the North Island tourism capital, the Waikato New Zealand.Jet boat New Zealand in Cambridge, which is near Auckland, Hamilton, Matamata, Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Rotorua and Taupo. Experience the Mighty Waikato River and jet boat New Zealand with CAMJET
45 minutes
Tours & Sightseeing

Dirt Bike Hire

James offers individual tuition or up to groups of 3.  We can take you from a complete novice to becoming an accomplished rider.  All protective clothing, ride fee and fuel are included.  Lesson fees are on a per hour, per person basis.  Initial tuition will include starting, stopping, braking and changing gear.  Additional instruction will progress from standing up, to cornering and, if desired, jumping.
1 day
Transfers & Ground Transport

Round-Trip Private Transfer from Auckland to Zealong Tea Estate

Zealong Tea plantation is located in a very beautiful and natural environment south of Auckland near Hamilton. It is New Zealand's only tea plantation and produces some of the purest tea in the world. Ideal for a stop-over or special event.
6 hours
Day Trips & Excursions

International Hobbit Day Return Trip From Auckland - Only happens once a year!

To celebrate International Hobbit Day on the 22nd of September 2018, Hobbiton™ Movie Set will be holding a special event to commemorate the day. Upon arrival at the Hobbiton Movie Set, you and your fellow Hobbiton fans will enjoy Bilbo Baggins’ house, the mill, and the party tree, among other recognizable landmarks while going through the Movie Set on a walking tour at dusk.The guests will then be invited to the special event area created for Hobbit Day featuring market place to experience a traditional Hobbit fare. While you go through the market stalls entertainment will be roaming.The feast biggins at The Green Dragon and Party Marquee with a traditional Hobbit Buffet.Board our private vehicle that will transport you back to Auckland and drop you off at your hotel. Tickets are very limited since this is a once a year event so make sure to book early so you won't miss your spot!
1 day
Holiday & Seasonal Tours

Chinese New Year Evening Celebration at the Hobbiton - Return Trip From Auckland

1 day
Cultural & Theme Tours

Private Tour: Mid-Winter feast at The Hobbiton Movie Set - Only happens once a year!

Escape the winter chill and join us for an evening in the Shire™… With a warming mulled wine in hand, relax by the roaring fire inside the Green Dragon™ Inn before enjoying a feast fit for a Hobbit™.Hobbiton Movie Set will be holding a special four hour celebration of winter on Friday 6th July 2018.Hobbiton is an experience to tantalise the senses, as guests find themselves engulfed in the sights, smells, sounds and tastes of the Shire, at the home of the Hobbits, as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit Trilogies.  Tickets are very limited since this is a once a year event so make sure to book early so you won't miss your spot!
10 hours