3Days
Above and Beyond

Route

Hamilton

Highlights

  • Enjoy race action at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park
  • Explore the underground world of Waitomo.
  • Finish off your time with a gala evening at Claudelands.

The city of Hamilton is nestled on the banks of the mighty Waikato River and is known for its walks, gardens, cafes and nightlife.

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DAY ONE

Corporate Driver Experience

Enjoy the race action at Hampton Downs Motorsport Park with its full calendar of events or buckle up and experience a few exhilarating fast laps by being behind the wheel in an exciting variety of supercars.

Paradise Lunch

Marvel the internationally renowned themed paradise gardens on the banks of the mighty Waikato River at the Hamilton Gardens.  Complete the experience with an Italian style alfresco lunch in the grandeur ‘Medici Balcony’ overlooking the stunning Italian Garden.

Explore by Water

Panoramic windows offer spectacular views of the riverside scenery and the opportunity to experience Hamilton City from a unique perspective on the water.  Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the River Explorer or if you are into speed and adrenalin Camjet can fulfil that need by providing tours in conjunction with the river cruise.

Heritage Dinner

The picturesque setting at Ag Heritage is a stunning location, providing a great setting for a themed dining experience and a trip down memory lane.  Set on the banks of the mighty Waikato River at Mystery Creek, home to the southern hemisphere’s largest agricultural business expo.

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DAY TWO

Underground Adventures

Explore the underground world of Waitomo, experience The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. or a 100m abseil into the Lost World for the more adventurous, or the sedate option being the world famous Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

Award Winning Wines Lunch

Waikato’s most renowned winery destination, Vilagrad Winery exudes a unique sense of history, charm and style to every occasion, now in its fifth generation as a family owned and operated winery. Take a tour of the secret behind the exquisite range of multi award winning wines and taste the carefully hand harvested and hand crafted wines and cuisine on offer.

Dinner for Everyone

Boasting a multi award-winning dining scene along with numerous venues that showcase the beautiful backdrop there are plenty of options for an exclusive dinner.  Spend an evening at the Skycity Hamilton casino, dinner on the lakes-edge, a five-star experience or the award-winning micro-brewery.

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DAY THREE

Middle-earth Journey

A place unlike any other, the permanent set features 40 hobbit holes including Bag End, the Green Dragon Inn, the party tree and other structures created for the The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogy films.  Take a guided tour and sample the exclusive brews and lunch at the fully operational Green Dragon Inn.

Classic Experience

View the cars of yesteryear, this exclusive collection encompasses a range of interests including an extensive collection of petrol memorabilia – enamel signs, pumps, tins, oil bottles and much more.  The onsite Jukebox Diner, a 1950s themed diner with the complete look and experience you would expect to see in a diner from this era.

Nature meets Culture

Cloaked in centuries of cultural heritage and home to the Maori King, where better to experience culture first hand with a Maori Welcome (Powhiri) in the picturesque surrounds of Claudelands Park, followed by a spectacular dining experience in one of the many onsite venues, The Grandstand, Dining under the Stars, a Barn Dance or the all impressive Claudelands Arena.