Due to tree felling in Kinleith Forest, the Whakamaru Reserve camping & picnic area will be closed from Sunday 30th July 2017 to Friday 11th August 2017.

No access, day or night, is permitted to the Whakamaru Reserve camping & picnic area during this time.

The Waikato River Trails will have a detour in place from the Whakamaru Dam turning onto Ongaroto Road bypassing the Reserve.

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.