Welcome to the Waikato River Trails

 Saturday 8th November 2014
Categories are:
Walk - 7km, 14km & 21km
Run - 7km, 14km, 21km, 42km & 60km
MTB - 22km, 42km, 60km & 83km



Come on and tackle the Taniwha!

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A dream to create a series of Waikato cycling and walking trails along the Waikato River has become a reality with the opening in November 2011 of the Waikato River Trails.
The Waikato River Trails is creating access for walking, biking and tramping along New Zealand's longest river - the mighty Waikato.

Experience the Unseen

The trails cover about 100km of previously inaccessible Southern Waikato land. They wind their way along a path that encompasses the magic and beauty of New Zealand native bush, exotic forest, historic landmarks, interesting rock formations and geological delights.

Be inspired as you walk or cycle through grassed farmland, open reserves, boardwalks over significant wetlands, and expansive lake and river views. Click here to view some of the highlights you can see while walking or cycling along the Waikato River Trails.

Public access to these natural assets has only been made possible by construction of the trails. The driving force behind this project is the keen group of volunteers who are the Waikato River Trails Trust. Interested in finding out more about becoming a Waikato River Trails volunteer?  Click here to read more!

Discover the Trail

Check out the Waikato River Trails interactive map for information on where you can access the trail, how long it is, and what you'll see along the way!