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Join the festivities this summer while enjoying a comfortable stay at Hamilton’s award-winning motel, Argent Motor Lodge.
Welcoming guests from within New Zealand and across the globe, Argent Motor Lodge owner Graeme Hunt urges visitors to head along to some of the best summer events Waikato has on offer this year.
Gourmet in the Gardens (Every Sunday until 24th March 2019)
Every food lover’s dream lies just a three-minute drive away from Argent Motor Lodge. Head to the Hamilton Gardens to soak up the sunshine and dance to some tunes while indulging in a vast array of cuisines. Argent Motor Lodge recommends that visitors should explore the newest garden inspired by Katherine Mansfield’s ‘The Garden Party’,. “This garden will make you feel like you’ve travelled back in time to the early 1900s,” says Graeme The Hamilton Gardens is a crowd favourite as it welcomes 5,000 visitors on average each day in the first week of January.
Cambridge Farmers Market (Every Saturday 8am-12pm)
Fancy taking a short drive out of Hamilton and strolling about a cute little town? Get a fresh taste of Waikato at the Cambridge Farmers Market in Victoria Square where Waikato farmers and businesses bring their locally made fresh produce to share with the crowd.
A Hobbit Christmas (Friday 14 December 6.30pm)
The Hobbiton has a special Christmas treat for fans that is definitely worth a visit! Celebrate the festive season with the Hobbits and explore Middle Earth. This magical night gives visitors a guided tour of the entire movie set, drinks from the Green Dragon Inn, and delicious canapes, topped off with an exquisite Christmas buffet.
SKYCITY Hamilton Waikato Cup Day (Saturday 15 December)
No time to horse around! Get your glam on and enjoy a day out at the races with a few mates and some drinks at the Te Rapa Waikato Racing Club. Tickets starting at $20 give the public access to bar facilities, the Gourmet Food Truck Village, and the grandstand. “The grandstand provides a clear view of the track so you don’t miss any of the action,” comments Graeme
Christmas at the Lake (Saturday 22 December 5pm)
Fun and festivities continue in Hamilton with a family-friendly Christmas at the Lake. Dance groups, live bands, food stalls, and Santa Claus will be at Innes Common to bring joy to the crowd. Kids will love the bouncy castle, games, face painting, and the glorious fireworks display that will conclude the night. “With Santa Claus making an appearance and massive fireworks display, this family friendly event for all ages,” advises Graeme.
About Argent Motor Lodge:
Based in Hamilton, award-winning Argent Motor Lodge is right next door to Waikato Hospital and close to Braemar Hospital as well as being only a few minutes’ drive to the City Centre, cycle trails and the world-famous, world famous Hamilton Gardens. Accommodation ranges from one-bedroom apartments to family apartments with wheelchair-accessible facilities and fully equipped kitchens.
Contact Argent Motor Lodge:
Address: 27 Lorne Street, Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone: +64 7 843 9912/0800 275 676 (toll free within New Zealand
Phone: 0274 587 724