This weekend, we decided to visit Hamilton.
Husband has been there for work before, but it was a first for the kids and I.
It took about two hours to get there, so was an easy drive for a day trip.
Perhaps unfairly nicknamed "CowTown", because it's a bit like a big country town, Hamilton was gorgeous and very relaxed.
I can't wait to go back for a longer visit (and maybe hit the factory outlet shops)!
Hamilton Lake - it's actually the crater of an ancient volcano, a fact which impressed the kids no end
At the Maori section at Hamilton Gardens ... these guys are supposed to make the crops grow better and er, bigger
Look out, there are two of her!
A stroll with Daddy
The kids loved the fountains
Wait for me!
More gardens ...
The kids had never seen daffodils growing before - they had only ever seen them in the shops!
Time to refuel