Proof of vaccination is a condition of entry for all people aged over 12 years.
Centrally located at ArtsPost Galleries & Shop, we are your local experts in our beautiful city. There are a number of word class attractions in and around Hamilton and our friendly i-SITE team will be happy to tell you all about them.
We provide a comprehensive, impartial information and booking service for Hamilton, Waikato, and the rest of New Zealand.
- Bookings: Local and nationwide for accommodation, attractions and activities, transport (train, bus, ferry)
- Local information: Getting around, eat out/night out, shopping and markets, things to see and do
- Planning: Tours, trips, itinerary planning
- Event ticketing: Local and nationwide (companies listed below)
- Free: Travel guides and maps
- Guidance: Live, work, play in Hamilton
Meet our team - talk to our 100% Pure New Zealand Specialists
|Hailey Tourism Manager
ArtsPost Galleries & Shop
|Rachel Consultant/Systems Administrator
Hamilton Gardens (Italian Renaissance Garden)
Monday to Sunday 10.00am to 5.00pm (including public holidays)
Closed Christmas Day
ArtsPost Galleries & Shop
120 Victoria Street
Phone: 07 958 5960
Freephone NZ: 0800 HAMILTON (0800 4264 5866)
Outside NZ: +64 7 958 5960
Free on-street central city parking for up to two hours, with a $6 per hour charge for the third and subsequent hours. The two hours can be in one park or in a combination of central city on-street metered and pay and display parks between 8am and 8pm, Monday to Saturday.
Sensors have been installed in all metered parking bays in the central city which will provide real-time data on usage of parking spaces. The sensors are also linked to a free app, Pay My Park, which allows users to check parking availability, get reminders when their parking is due to expire and pay for parking via their mobile device.
For more information on parking in Hamilton's central city visit hamilton.govt.nz
Department of Conservation Backcountry Hut Tickets
COVID-19 vaccination policy
Eligible people aged 12 years three months and over must be fully vaccinated to use DOC accommodation. See COVID-19 vaccine policy.
If you prefer to 'pay as you go', or will be using backcountry huts infrequently, then purchasing Hut Tickets is a good option. You put these into the honesty box at the hut. Tickets are available in-store at the Hamilton i-SITE.
Adult (18+ years) $5.00 Youth (11-17 years) $2.50
Standard Hut Tickets can be used to pay for Serviced or Standard huts.
- 1 Standard Hut Ticket per night for Standard huts
- 3 Standard Hut Tickets per night for Serviced huts
Hut tickets cannot be used for Great Walk Huts (during Great Walks season), or for bookable huts (Waitawheta Hut and Pinnacles Hut for example), they need to be booked online.
Department of Conservation Backcountry Hut Passes
Backcountry Hut passes can be purchased for periods of 6 or 12 months.
6 months Adult (18+ years) $108.00 Youth (11-17 years) $54.00
12 months Adult (18+ years) $144.00 Youth (11-17 years) $72.00
Please note we have limited stock at Hamilton i-SITE. Member discount available for 12 months only, membership card must be presented at the time of purchase.
We are agents for the following event ticketing companies:
For further event information, simply refer to the above websites.
We are agents for Parcel Connect which allows you to send, collect or return your parcel at your local Parcel Connect agent when it suits you and your busy lifestyle.
For more information visit Parcel Connect.