A section of the trail is currently closed between Waotu South Road to Waipapa Dam.
Due to harvesting operations this section of the trail is closed until further notice.
Tour Aotearoa riders please use sign posted detour from Arapuni Dam to Waipapa Dam via Arapuni Road, Rotongata Road and Waipapa Road.
Signs and barriers are in place - Strictly NO access at any time.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

TRAIL UPDATE - 12th February 2018

WAIPAPA SECTION: This section of the trail will NOT be closed over the next few weeks.
However there will be traffic management in place.
Please obey all instructions from traffic management


Effective from Monday 8/1/18 - 500m of trail at Lake Karapiro is closed for Maintenance.
An easy detour through the adjacent farm will be in place. We ask that you please stay in the marked area.
This work is expected to take 5 weeks.
Thank you.

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.

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