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Classics Museum

Classics Museum

A classic car museum with something designed to cater for every member of the family. It has over 100 cars for display and an extensive collection of petrol memorabilia – signs, tins, petrol pumps, pedal cars and early pin ball machines. The Jukebox Diner is situated inside the museum, a themed 1950s diner, the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a meal or a coffee. The Diner also has a fenced off children's area with rides to help keep your younger family members entertained why you relax and enjoy your experience. This is a fun thing to do at Hamilton for family.

Travelling to Hamilton, New Zealand

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Hamilton is a city in the North Island of New Zealand. It is the seat and most populous city of the Waikato region. This area is well known for its underground wonders, black sand surf beaches and rolling green hills. The Waikato region offers a wealth of outdoors based activities and attractions surrounding the vibrant city. These include walking, hiking and biking, if it's a casual stroll you are after wander along the Waikato River. Or venture further to experience overnight walks and winding mountain bike tracks. There are many things to do at Hamilton to keep you busy during your visit.

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Hamilton Travel Tips & Guide

How to Get Tickets?

You can visit most places without paying for a ticket. However, some attractions sell their tickets online and you can check their official website for further info. Tickets can also be purchased on the spot.

How To Get Around?

Self-drive is the most popular option and most attractions are within a comfortable hour's drive of Hamilton city. There are also taxis and buses in the city. Most bus lines start and terminate at the Transport Centre, so going anywhere that is outside of the city center will involve changing buses there. Most lines stop running before 8 pm (some even much earlier) and some don't run on Sundays.

What Should I Wear?

You can wear anything you want. Wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking most of the time.

Hamilton Tourism Facts

Best Time to Visit

Fall in New Zealand is gorgeous. It's one of the best times to plan your New Zealand vacation since the summer crowds have left, the attractions charge off peak rates, and the weather is amazing. If you visit Auckland, you'll be able to wear shorts or your most comfortable summer dress still.


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Will I Need a Guide?

No, it's easy to get around and you can find everything on this website.

How To Get There?

The Hamilton & Waikato region is readily accessible and easy to get around, whether flying in, driving, or traveling by train or bus. It has airport services flights throughout New Zealand. Hamilton airport is about 20 minutes' drive from Hamilton's Transport Centre, from where buses and coaches cover the city, outlying towns and other national destinations.

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