Waikato River Trails

Waikato River Trails



40 min from Hamilton
40 min from Taupo
Open 24 hours a day
365 days a year
The trails are in the heart of the South Waikato and extend from Atiamuri Village in the south to the southern end of Lake Karapiro in the north.

The trail is broken into 5 sections, each section named after the lake that the trail is connected to.

They wind their way along a path that encompasses the magic and beauty of New Zealand native bush, exotic forest, historic landmarks,Hydro Dams, interesting rock formations and geological delights.

Be inspired as you walk, run or cycle through grassed farmland, open reserves, boardwalks over significant wetlands, and expansive lake and river views.

There are tracks to suit all rider’s levels, from easy to expert.