23rd July 2018 - TRAIL UPDATE - Whakamaru Section

DETOUR IN PLACE - 28th JULY to 19th OCTOBER 2018

Due to tree felling in the Kinleith Forest beside the Whakamaru Reserve there is a detour in place from the Whakamaru Dam.  

This detour is approx 2.7km from the Whakamaru Dam, along Ongaroto Road and then heads back onto the trail.

Thank you for your co-operation.


Waipapa Dam to Waotu South Road.

Please note that while the forestry work for this section has been completed this section is still CLOSED as there is rockface stabilisation works above the trail being undertaken at Waipapa Dam.

We appreciated your patience and will advise once completed.

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.

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


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