Sunday, August 23, 2009

A day at Hamilton

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

Hamilton Gardens

Look out, there are two of her!

Hamilton Gardens

Europe anyone?

A stroll with Daddy

Play time

The kids loved the fountains

So peaceful

Running wild...

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


Linda said...

Looks like you guys had a fantastic day out :)

Michelle said...

wow it looks so pretty! We loved our trip to NZ. Missed Cow Town though... what a shame. We'll have to check it out next time we head over. :-)

amber said...

This place looks incredible. You are having an amazing time over there.