School holidays are upon us again! This time they’ve come right in the middle of winter, which Lornae Lowe of Hamilton’s Aspen Manor Motel says is a great time to visit the Waikato.
“There are so many things to do in Hamilton,” says Lornae, “and that’s something that more and more people are realising as Hamilton grows its profile as a tourism destination.”
The Hamilton & Waikato Tourism Board has worked hard throughout recent years to build Hamilton’s profile as a tourist destination. Visitors to the Waikato region now spend more than $1 billion per year, the fifth highest regional spend in the country.
“Hamilton is very conveniently located, being central to many great locations for school holiday activities,” says Lornae Lowe, “and Aspen Manor is ideally situated within Hamilton for families to base themselves.”
Hamilton is New Zealand’s fourth largest city and contains New Zealand’s largest shopping centre, The Base, which will be hosting a variety of children’s events over the holidays and is easily accessible by bus from Aspen Manor Motel.
The country’s longest river, the Waikato River, cuts through Hamilton. It can be viewed from the internationally acclaimed, award-winning Hamilton Gardens, which are free to visit. You can even take a boat ride up and down the river on the Waikato River Explorer, with a café on board and informational commentary. Tickets on the boat are reasonably priced and children under five ride free.
The Lord of the Rings inspired Hobbiton Movie Set is a short drive from Aspen Manor Motel, as are the world famous Waitomo Caves with glow worms and adventure tourism activities.
A short journey by car or bus will take you to the surfing town of Raglan, the mineral spas of Te Aroha and a number of scenic bush walks with historic sights and waterfalls.
Contact Aspen Manor Motel directly to make sure you get the best deal.
Contact Aspen Manor Motel:
Address: 209 Grey Street, Hamilton East, Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone: +64-7-856 9029
Fax: +64-7-856 9028
Reservation Freephone: 0800 ASPEN 9 (0800 27736 9)
Phone: 0274 587 724