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Hamilton East Accommodation provider, Aspen Manor Motel is the perfect place to stay for the Balloons over Waikato.
The Balloons over Waikato is New Zealand’s leading hot air balloon festival. Held annually in Hamilton over a 5-day period, this event marks a magical time to be in Hamilton. And Aspen Manor Motel is the perfect place to stay.
The Balloons over Waikato runs from March 21-25. The balloons take off every morning from Innes Common around 7am and the days are filled with activities for families to enjoy.
This free event attracts local, national and international balloonists. “This iconic five-day festival is one of his highlights of the year for Hamilton, so it’s not to be missed,” says Grace Tong, operator at Aspen Manor Motel.
This year's event sees six special shapes from around the world visiting the Waikato. The first being the world's first flying Beaver who come to New Zealand from Montana.
The big event of the festival is the Zuru Nightglow on Saturday March 24 from 4pm -9pm. As Hamilton’s biggest night out, The Nightglow sees the University of Waikato fields covered in balloons and entertainment including live music and the best fireworks display in the city.
For those coming out of town for the festival, Aspen Manor Motel offers comforting and stylish accommodation to relax into after a day of activities. “Our friendly and attentive staff will provide everything anyone could need during a stay,” adds Grace
The Balloons over Waikato Trust is a non-profit organisation which has been overseeing the running of this iconic Hamilton event for 18 years. The Festival has been voted six times Best Waikato Event by the public of Hamilton. In 2015 the event won the Best Established Community Event in New Zealand at the NAEP Awards.
About Aspen Manor Motel
All staff at Aspen Manor Motel will be delighted to host you, in the heart of Hamilton East, Hamilton and in close proximity to many of Hamilton’s key attractions and amenities. Offering friendly, professional service, in a central location, you will not want to stay anywhere else in Hamilton. Aspen Manor offer six room types to fit all of your needs.
Contact Aspen Manor Motel
Address: 209 Grey Street, Hamilton East, Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone: +64-7-856 9029
Fax: +64-7-856 9028
Reservation Free phone: 0800 ASPEN 9 (0800 27736 9)
Phone: 0274 587 724