𝟎𝟗/𝟬𝟐/𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰: 𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗜𝗟 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘 - 𝗪𝗔𝗜𝗣𝗔𝗣𝗔 𝗦𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 We have been through and inspected the trail today and are pleased to let you all know that we are able to reopen the Waipapa section fully from Saturday the 10th February.
A big thank you to our trail users who let us know when they come across something requiring attention.
If you do come across anything, you can message us through Facebook or via our website and let us know the location 🙂 Also a shout out to our Team who get things back in shape for your continued and uninterrupted enjoyment.
𝟬𝟯/𝟬𝟭/𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟰: 𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗜𝗟 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘 - 𝗪𝗔𝗜𝗣𝗔𝗣𝗔 𝗦𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 Just a heads up that from the 8th January 2024 the Waipapa section (between Waipapa Dam and the Maraetai Dam Access Road) will be 𝗖𝗟𝗢𝗦𝗘𝗗 due to harvesting activities.
We anticipate that this closure will be in effect until mid February. There will be an on road detour in place during this time. #trailupdate... See MoreSee Less
𝟬𝟰/𝟭𝟮/𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟯: 𝗧𝗥𝗔𝗜𝗟 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘 - 𝗪𝗔𝗜𝗣𝗔𝗣𝗔 𝗦𝗘𝗖𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 We have just been advised that the crews have started harvesting the block next to the Waikato River Trails, but are not going to be falling trees next to the trail until next year.
The trail is OPEN and the forestry crews are just asking that trail users please stick to the trail for an added bit of security to keep you safe. Trail users will be able to hear the operations but safety wise they will be away from the hazardous area.
Have you been making the most of this beautiful ☀ summer weather and getting out and about on the trails? If so, we need your HELP!
Each year 500 trail surveys must be completed by our users for us to access essential maintenance funding. You can help us by completing the Survey - it's confidential plus you also go into the draw to win some great prizes😀
𝘾𝒂𝙣 𝙮𝒐𝙪 𝙝𝒆𝙡𝒑 𝒖𝙨 - Each year 500 trail surveys must be completed by our users for us to access essential maintenance funding. You can help us by completing the Survey - it's confidential plus you also go into the draw to win some great prizes😀 www.getsmartglobal.com/waikatorivertr#news#news ... See MoreSee Less
𝘾𝒂𝙣 𝙮𝒐𝙪 𝙝𝒆𝙡𝒑 𝒖𝙨 - Every year 500 trail surveys must be completed by our users for us to access essential maintenance funding. You can help us by completing the Survey. It's confidential plus you also go into the draw to win some great prizes😀 www.getsmartglobal.com/waikatorivertra#news#news ... See MoreSee Less
Just a heads up that currently there is a detour in place between Waikato River Trails & the Timber Trail New Zealand - please check out Timber Trails site for more information. This will be awesome once the new 31m long Arataki suspension bridge is completed😀 #news... See MoreSee Less
𝗪𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗵𝗲𝗹𝗽 - especially if you have been out on the trail this year 🙋♀️🙋♂️ Each year 500 trail surveys must be completed by our users for us to access essential maintenance funding. It only takes a few minutes and is very important for our ongoing planning and trail enhancement. You can help by completing the Survey by clicking the link below. It's confidential and you will also go into the draw to win some great prizes😀 www.getsmartglobal.com/waikatorivertr#news#news ... See MoreSee Less
How was this achieved? 👉Masses of foliage were placed on top of the powerhouse to provide camouflage and the building was painted in camouflage colours. 👉Concrete cones were positioned over the generators. 👉Smoke generators were put into action near Arapuni Hall in the early 1940s to create a smoke screen.
The Japanese didn't visit and the powerhouse and dam survived the war unscathed going on to years later be awarded a Category 1 listing on the Historic Places Trust. Arapuni is one of the few generating power stations in New Zealand to be listed on the register.
The Waikato River Trails wishes all those taking part in the 2024 Tour Aotearoa all the very best for their EPIC journey🤩
Tour Aotearoa is one of the world’s great bikepacking trips: stretching 3,000 km from Cape Reinga to Bluff it follows a combination of cycle trails, tracks, paths and lanes connected by the most enjoyable country roads available. #event Tour Aotearoa: General Forum Ngā Haerenga Great Rides of New Zealand... See MoreSee Less
Riverside Adventures - Waikato are offering you a chance to try out the Karapiro Section (𝑃𝑜𝑘𝑎𝑖𝑤ℎ𝑒𝑛𝑢𝑎 𝐵𝑟𝑖𝑑𝑔𝑒 𝐶𝑎𝑟𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑘 𝑡𝑜 𝐴𝑟𝑎𝑝𝑢𝑛𝑖) on the Waikato River Trails on Saturday 24th February, $10 per person, bring your own bike or you are able to hire from them at an additional cost.
Such a fantastic time of the year to be taking some great pics of your adventures while you are out and about on the trails at the moment, so why not enter the Ngā Haerenga Great Rides of New Zealand Summer Snaps Photo Competition and be in to WIN📷☀️ Simply tag @nzcycletrail when you post your summer photos showcasing your time on a Ngā Haerenga Great Rides of New Zealand cycle trail! #eventWIN a $500 travel voucher from our friends at Interislander in our Summer Snaps competition!
Simply tag @nzcycletrail when you post your summer photos showcasing your time on a Ngā Haerenga Great Rides of New Zealand cycle trail, and you’ll be in the draw to win this amazing prize.
* The competition closes 29 February 2024 and the winner will be selected and announced shortly afterwards on Ngā Haerenga Great Rides of New Zealand’s Facebook and Instagram channels. Judges' decision is final, prize is not redeemable for cash. Entry grants permission to Ngā Haerenga Great Rides of New Zealand to repost tagged photos on its social media channels and on www.nzcycletrail.com. ... See MoreSee Less
Wishing all the women that are taking part in The Rebel Ride this week an absolutely fantastic adventure 🤩 The Rebel Ride is an approx 210km ride and starts in Hamilton and follows the Te Awa The Great NZ River Ride, Waikato Rail Trails and the Great Lake Trail through to Taupō. Such an awesome experience! Enjoy your finishing celebrations on Sunday! #event... See MoreSee Less
𝐈𝐭'𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲!! Wishing everybody taking part in the The Taniwhaniwha events all the very best🚴♂️🏃♀️ Enjoy yourselves out on the trails and see you at the finish lin#eventevent ... See MoreSee Less
The Waikato River Trails is one of eight Great Rides in the Central North Island that will be taking part in the The Great Kiwi Summer Festival this weekend at Mighty River Domain, Lake Karapiro. 🚴♂️ Timber Trail 🚴♂️ Mountain to Sea 🚴♂️ Great Lakes Trails 🚴♂️ Hawkes Bay Trails 🚴♂️ Motu Trails 🚴♂️ Whakarewarewa Forest Loop 🚴♂️ Hauraki Rail Trail 🚴♂️ Waikato River Trails Call in and have a chat with the team from Central North Island Trails. www.nzcycletrail.com/cni #event... See MoreSee Less