2017 TRAIL UPDATE:CLOSED - WHAKAMARU SECTION - Atiamuri Bridge to Tram Road (distance of 7km).

We have to close this part of the Whakamaru Section (from the start point at the Atiamuri Bridge to Tram Road) for logging operations that are happening in January.

This closure will come into effect from the 6th January and will hopefully be reopened by the 23rd January.

This will be an extremely hazardous area and we ask again that people please don't disregard this temporary closure.

The Waikato River Trails follow New Zealand's longest river through native bush, exotic forest, remote farmland, boardwalks, streams and suspension bridges.

Experience the unseen

The trails cover about 103km 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, run or cycle through grassed farmland, open reserves, boardwalks over significant wetlands, and expansive lake and river views.