Waikato River Trails

Mountain bikers can explore a series of trails along New Zealand's longest river - the mighty Waikato River. The trails cover about 100 kilometres of previously inaccessible Southern Waikato land from Lake Karapiro to the Atiamuri Dam.

The trail is mostly flat with some short steep sections. It is made up of several intermediate to advanced trails that provide opportunity for day excursions. For more information on the trail sections and maps visit www.WaikatoRiverTrails.co.nz.

The bike trails 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 cycle through grassed farmland, open reserves, boardwalks over significant wetlands, and expansive lake and river landscapes.

The Waikato River Trails are divided into five sections - the Karapiro section, the Arapuni section, the Waipapa section, the Maraetai section and the Whakamaru section. Theses sections can be ridden individualy or all together over three or four days.

Distance Up to 103km
Time 2-4 days
Grade Intermediate
Transport & guides Yes - book your shuttle services prior to departure.
Dog access No dogs

Physical address:
Atiamuri Bridge
State Highway 1