Duck Island

Monday11:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Tuesday11:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Wednesday11:00 am – 7:00 pm.

Thursday11:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Friday11:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Saturday11:00 am – 10:00 pm.

Sunday11:00 am – 7:00 pm.

300a Grey Street, Hamilton East

07-856 5948

Duck Island is Hamilton’s premier ice-cream parlour, well known for their enormous variety of one-of-a-kind, genius inspired flavours. Quite literally the talk of the town, they offer a staggering range of ice creams from popcorn, condensed milk and toasted marshmallows, to old time Kiwi favourites such as mint chocolate chip.

There are a number of vegan options available for conscientious dessert lover, with all their dairy-free ice creams are made with delicious coconut milk. Served in a cone or pottle, you can taste test a few of their eighteen flavours before you choose or buy a tub for your freezer back home.

This sunny little joint is beautifully decorated with bright pastel colours and large ferns, and is a great spot to curl up with a friend. Duck Island began as a part of the dessert menu at the award-winning restaurant Chim Choo Ree, and realised such a demand for their delicious ice-creams that they opened a separate establishment in East Hamilton.

People come from far and wide to taste the extravaganza, and you shouldn’t be surprised to find a queue out the door. With organic, ethically sourced ingredients, and an ever changing menu, it’s hard to find an excuse to stay away from this cute little ice cream shop on the corner of Grey Street in East Hamilton. Next time you’re feeling a bit down in the dumps take a visit to Duck Island and cheer yourself up with a triple scoop.

Words by Rosie Morrison & Photography by Naomi Haussmann

300a Grey Street, Hamilton East

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