18/8/2020 - TRAIL UPDATE - Whakamaru Section
We have been advised by Inframax Construction Ltd that the guardrails next to stairs at Lake Whakamaru are being replaced starting Monday 25th August. The work at this stage is Monday to Friday. They are committed to have this completed by September 28th.
Due to the work involved with the barriers and where the trail is located we will be closing the Trail from Mi Camp (Dunhams Reserve) to the Lake Whakamaru Reserve.
Please note that traffic management will be in place and the road will remain open to vehicles.
Once finished the guardrail replacement will add extra width to the Trail.
We will update you on the progress of this work.
Please note also that the Arapuni Section (from Waipapa Dam to Waotu South Road) is still CLOSED.
30/07/2020 - WAIPAPA DAM TO WAOTU SOUTH ROAD STILL CLOSED
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS PART OF THE ARAPUNI SECTION IS STILL CLOSED
13/02/20 - Please be aware that this part of the Arapuni section of the trail from Waipapa Dam to Waotu South Road is CLOSED .
A sign posted detour is in place between Arapuni Dam and Waipapa Dam.
There will be no access until further notice.
We will keep you up to date with progress.
People on Bikes - TVNZ 1 - Episode 10
Check out as Justin takes on the Waikato River Trails
Chairman of the Commission John Forbes, Waikato River Trails Trust Chair Kevan Stewart, Acting Chief Executive Te Tumuaki (and Operations Manager Te Kaiwhakaharea Rauemi) Ric Cullinane and Waikato River Trails General Manager Glyn Wooller
13th September - Trust awarded Outdoor Access Champion Award 2017-2018
On the 12th September the New Zealand Walking Access Commission proudly presented to the Waikato River Trails Trust the Outdoor Access Champion Award for 2017-2018.
This award recognises the Trust's efforts to establish and develop improved opportunities for people to access the great outdoors.
"The creation of your trails, combined with the strong community involvement in replanting of riparian areas has brought great benefit to your region, and the Commission applauds the efforts of the Trust and all who have worked with it."
Chairman of the Commission John Forbes commented "People in 100 years time can look back at the legacy you have left today - something we can enjoy now and tomorrow, and also into the future."
For more information check out www.theprattler.org.nz