Hamilton is the gateway to the Central North Island, and New Zealand’s largest inland city. The city is alongside the Waikato River and offers visitors a rich history. Beautiful parks, gardens, and lots of cultural spots, Hamilton has plenty to offer for fun team activities. Whether you’re planning a day out with your team or simply want to see the culture of the city. Read more to find out why you should consider visiting Hamilton with your friends or coworkers, and our top picks for team activities.
Hamilton is located on the banks of the Waikato River, which is perfect for scenic walks alongside the riverside or a boat cruise. If you’re searching for something outdoors, but want to stay on land, the many gardens in the city are the choice for you. Hamilton’s city centre is also packed with cafes, restaurants, and bars where you and your team can wine, dine and dance the night away. And for the true Lord of the Rings geeks: Hamilton also offers day trips to the Hobbiton Movie Set! All in all: Hamilton is the perfect place for a relaxed trip or activity with your team or friends, click here for a quick read on . Want to know our top 7 favourite activities? Then keep reading to find out. To check out other pages for things to do in Hamilton have a look at Happening in Hamilton
Find yourself in an enchanting world of secret gardens, meander through a tropical jungle, and visit ancient China in the Hamilton Gardens! The gardens consist of five different garden collections, all created in a different theme with some garden concepts reaching back 4000 years. Internationally recognized for its unique concepts and Waikato’s region’s most popular tourist destination, the Hamilton Gardens are definitely worth a visit! And if you’re looking for a team activity on a budget we have even better news: entry to the Hamilton Gardens is free!
For real art lovers: the Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum is a unique art-in-nature experience with over 100 sculptures along a 2km natural trail. The park is located in a former quarry that’s been transformed into an arboretum with over 20 000 trees. If you and your friends are looking for a relaxing activity with plenty of culture: this one is for you.
Explore everything Hamilton has to offer with a walking tour. A professional guide will show you the most charming places in the city and tell you fascinating facts and history about Hamilton. Perfect if you and your team are visiting the city for the first time and want to know everything the city has to offer.
Are you and your friend’s true romantics? On this tour, you’ll visit the most romantic places in the city, hear historical love stories and find out where you can make the best pictures, all guided by a professional guide. You and your friends will be spellbound by the charming and romantic atmosphere of the city. The tour is especially recommended in the Valentine period!
Combine nature, beautiful coastlines, and cuisine in this half-day coastal walk from Homunga Bay to Wait for Beach. The tour includes a four-hour coastal walk with a tour guide, discovering hidden bays along Pohutakawa, and a gourmet picnic lunch on the beach. Sounds good right?
Always wanted to see the Hobbiton Movie Set, but without all of the tourists? Now you can! On this tour you’ll leave early from Auckland, beating the crowds of tourists at the set. You and your team will see the Hobbit holes, the Green Dragon Inn, and many sculptures that were created for the films. You’ll also learn how they were made. All of this makes a perfect day team activity for the true Lord of the Rings fanatics!
On this tour, you’ll get the chance (again) to see the movie set but also learn about native New Zealand history and culture from a Maori guide. Both the Hobbiton Movie Set and the Glow-Worm Cave are unique experiences, that’s promised to make a great team activity! This tour is meant for smaller groups, up to a maximum of 9 passengers.
When a destination is further than walking distance, figuring how to get there can be a pain. Why not make it easier and rent a bus to your desired team activity? Our wide variety of buses will transport you to any part of New Zealand. Fill in our simple form for Hamilton Bus Hire, to get a no obligation quote.