Just a short drive west of Hamilton is raglan beach. Their web site will give you ideas of the things to do, and services available there.
In the backblocks of Hillcrest, near the river. From Cobham drive, go down Howell ave, then louise pl, right off Louise St onto Malcolm. Good jumping spots. Percieved cleaner water from being upstream of most of Hamilton. Nice big bend in river gives plenty of swimming space without too much of a current.
Wellington St Beach
A small river side beach located in Hamilton East, go down past the KFC. (Provided by HCC)
All parks and river walks provided by Hamilton City Council at an average weekly cost of only $1.45 per ratepayer. Source: City News, April 2000
Lots of tall trees. Interesting and exotic birds with free viewing. Childrens playground. River walks. Departure point for Waipa Delta Riverboat
Memorial Park- Rose Gardens (east side) Rose Gardens - Hillcrest Beach (east side) Bridge Street - Governers (west side) Governers - Beerescourt (west side)
Feed the swans. Another great place for a stroll or a picnic. Playground for the kids. Centrally located, slightly west of the inner city
Hinemoa Park and Westpac Park
These two parks are located next to each other in the Frankton area of Hamilton. Easy walking distance from Hamilton CBD. Hinemoa Park is also next to the Waikato Stadium. These two parks are some of the largest in Hamilton and provide a relaxing place to enjoy Hamilton. But if you are after some quiet time make sure you avoid the parks during the middle of April when the Hamilton 400 comes to town!
Great place for a stroll or a picnic. About 20 gardens from memory, themed in various world cultures. Visit the recently renovated glass houses between 10am and 4pm most days. Local cafe sells coffee, snacks and icecreams. Check Events Hamilton for upcoming events. Located in Hamilton East, along Cobham drive on the way south.