The Waikato River Trails experience brings your senses to life as you connect with nature at its best.
This cycle trail follows New Zealand's longest river, the mighty Waikato. It offers a multi-purpose walking and cycling experience, where around every corner there is a new vista.
Riders will experience the magic and beauty of native and exotic forest, wetlands, historic landmarks, intriguing volcanic rock formations and expansive lake and river views.
Highlights include towering dams, suspension bridges and long meandering boardwalks.
Stories of the region’s rich history are signposted as your journey winds along the river. Riding the trail also offers the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful hospitality of New Zealand’s farming and forestry heartland - far away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The trail is an off-road mountain biking experience that encompasses all abilities from grade 1 (easiest) to grade 4 (advanced).
The Waikato River Trails was created through a partnership between the Waikato River Trails Trust, Mighty River Power, South Waikato District Council, Waikato Regional Council, Taupo District Council and the New Zealand Cycle Trail project.