Welcome to the Waikato River Trails
in the heart of the South Waikato
||UPCOMING TRAIL CLOSURE:
Part of the Whakamaru Section (from the Atiamuri Bridge start point through to Tram Road) will be closed from Friday 27th Nov through to Monday 7th Dec 2015 due to Logging Operations.
Please respect this temporary closure as failure to do so may result this part of the trail being closed permanently.
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!