Jenny's Hidden Gems

Unique places to visit and experience in the landscape between Cambridge and Hamilton.

I have created this page to help you discover some of the wonderful hidden gems and unique places to visit close by to Inspirit Gallery. So many fantastic places to visit lie in the landscape between Cambridge and Hamilton.

They are a bit off the beaten track like Inspirit Gallery and often located in beautiful rural areas like Tamahere and Matangi. Hopefully this page will help you find exciting new destinations to visit with friends and family.

If you are a cyclist you can follow Te Awa, the Great New Zealand River Ride, and make a few short detours along the way to places like Inspirit Gallery & Punnet Eatery.

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The Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum

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The Sculpture Park at Waitakaruru Arboretum provides an Art-in-Nature experience with over 100 sculptures and installations within one of New Zealand's largest outdoor galleries.  Its 2km trail winds amongst a landscape of ponds, cliffs, rocks and  thousands of trees created from a former derelict quarry.  The park offers opportunities for children and families to interact with nature in creative ways.


Punnet Eatery

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A proud, family-run business, Punnet is home to rustic fine dining, with an awesome kids playground, nestled in the community of Tamahere, Hamilton. Punnet delivers the total package - great service, a special experience and exceptional food. Not only can you dine casually, Punnet also specialises in functions and kids parties. A great place to spend time with loved ones.


The Sunday Society

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The Sunday Society is a boutique concept store housed in the magnificent 1919 Matangi Dairy Factory. The gallery-like space is the perfect spot to take a pause for a moment, and slow down (like we do on Sundays!) as you enjoy the handpicked treasures that owner Kristyn personally sources throughout Europe on regular buying trips. You’re just as likely to find an 18th century gilded French mirror as you are a grunty mid-century steel workbench from Eastern Europe, and everything in between!

Styled alongside a careful curation of complimentary new homewares, you will always find something beautiful and unusual at The Sunday Society.

Open Wednesday to Sunday.