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๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ—/๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿ/๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ: ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—œ๐—Ÿ ๐—จ๐—ฃ๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ - ๐—ช๐—”๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฃ๐—” ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก
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.

Thank you all for your patience and support during these closures.
Ngฤ Haerenga Great Rides of New Zealand
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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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Also a shout out to our Team who get things back in shape for your continued and uninterrupted enjoyment.

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Now you see it... Now you don't!
Kjell has been busy in the Whakamaru Section this morning clearing a tree that had fallen across the tra#trailupdatepdate
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2 months ago
Waikato River Trails

๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿด/๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ/๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ: ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—œ๐—Ÿ ๐—จ๐—ฃ๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ - ๐—ช๐—”๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฃ๐—” ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก
As from the 8th January 2024 the Waipapa section (between Waipapa Dam and the Maraetai Dam Access Road) will be ๐—–๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—— 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. We will keep you informed of progress over the coming few weeks.

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2 months ago
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๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฏ/๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿญ/๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ: ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—œ๐—Ÿ ๐—จ๐—ฃ๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ - ๐—ช๐—”๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฃ๐—” ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก
Just a heads up that from the 8th January 2024 the Waipapa section (between Waipapa Dam and the Maraetai Dam Access Road) will be ๐—–๐—Ÿ๐—ข๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—— 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.
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3 months ago
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The new Trail between Atiamuri Village and Ohakuri Road is being transformed with blackberry and broom being replaced with native trees.
The site preparation for our 2024 planting season is now underway, many thanks to Tooku awa koiora - Waikato River Authority for their funding in this project.
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3 months ago
Waikato River Trails

๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฐ/๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ/๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ: ๐—ง๐—ฅ๐—”๐—œ๐—Ÿ ๐—จ๐—ฃ๐——๐—”๐—ง๐—˜ - ๐—ช๐—”๐—œ๐—ฃ๐—”๐—ฃ๐—” ๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก
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.

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Have you been making the most of this beautiful โ˜€ 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 prizes๐Ÿ˜€

www.getsmartglobal.com/waikatorivertr#news#news
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WOW can you believe that we are almost finished January - this first month has gone sooo fast!
If you are looking at getting out and exploring in this fantastic Summer weather, check out our operators that offer shuttle services & packages along the Waikato River Trails:
๐Ÿ‘‰ Riverside Adventures - Waikato
๐Ÿ‘‰ Mangakino Shuttle Service
๐Ÿ‘‰ River Riders NZ
๐Ÿ‘‰ Track & Trail Cycle Adventures
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๐˜พ๐’‚๐™ฃ ๐™ฎ๐’๐™ช ๐™๐’†๐™ก๐’‘ ๐’–๐™จ - 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 prizes๐Ÿ˜€
www.getsmartglobal.com/waikatorivertr#news#news
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2 months ago
Waikato River Trails

๐˜พ๐’‚๐™ฃ ๐™ฎ๐’๐™ช ๐™๐’†๐™ก๐’‘ ๐’–๐™จ - 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 prizes๐Ÿ˜€
www.getsmartglobal.com/waikatorivertra#news#news
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3 months ago
Waikato River Trails

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 completed๐Ÿ˜€
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3 months ago
Waikato River Trails

๐—ช๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ - especially if you have been out on the trail this year ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ 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 prizes๐Ÿ˜€
www.getsmartglobal.com/waikatorivertr#news#news
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3 months ago
Waikato River Trails

๐ƒ๐ข๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐€๐ซ๐š๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ง๐ข ๐ƒ๐š๐ฆ ๐๐จ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐ก๐จ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ฐ๐š๐ฌ ๐œ๐š๐ฆ๐จ๐ฎ๐Ÿ๐ฅ๐š๐ ๐ž๐ ๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐–๐–๐Ÿ๐Ÿ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ข๐ญ ๐›๐ž๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐š๐ซ๐ ๐ž๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฉ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐›๐ฅ๐ž ๐‰๐š๐ฉ๐š๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐ž ๐š๐ข๐ซ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ข๐ค๐ž๐ฌ?

How was this achieved?
๐Ÿ‘‰Masses of foliage were placed on top of the powerhouse to provide camouflage and the building was painted in camouflage colours.
๐Ÿ‘‰Concrete cones were positioned over the generators.
๐Ÿ‘‰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.

Just something to think about when you next go across the Arapuni Swingbridge and look over the side at the powerhou#news##Mercuryr#waikatoriverr#waikatorivertrailsr#southwaikatodistrictt#southwaikatoi#greatridesofnzs#mightywaikatoi#ridenzi#waikatoriverauthorityo#lovetaupลtaupล
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The Waikato River Trails wishes all those taking part in the 2024 Tour Aotearoa all the very best for their EPIC journey๐Ÿคฉ

Tour Aotearoa is one of the worldโ€™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 
Ngฤ Haerenga Great Rides of New Zealand

The Waikato River Trails wishes all those taking part in the 2024 Tour Aotearoa all the very best for their EPIC journey๐Ÿคฉ

Tour Aotearoa is one of the worldโ€™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
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Check out River Riders NZ 3 day Adventure Package options including e-bike & shuttle transport riding the Waikato River Trails in March 2024.  

Departing Hamilton and retuning each day, come and join them for all 3 days or choose to ride only 1 - its up to you.
Contact them directly to find out more and to book your spot www.riverriders.co.nz
Ngฤ Haerenga Great Rides of New Zealand #event

Check out River Riders NZ 3 day Adventure Package options including e-bike & shuttle transport riding the Waikato River Trails in March 2024.

Departing Hamilton and retuning each day, come and join them for all 3 days or choose to ride only 1 - it's up to you.
Contact them directly to find out more and to book your spot www.riverriders.co.nz
Ngฤ Haerenga Great Rides of New Zealand #event
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Riverside Adventures - Waikato are offering you a chance to try out the Karapiro Section  (๐‘ƒ๐‘œ๐‘˜๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ข๐‘Ž ๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘”๐‘’ ๐ถ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘˜ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐ด๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘–) 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.

Bookings are essential, for more info www.riversideadventures.co.nz 

Ngฤ Haerenga Great Rides of New Zealand 
#event

Riverside Adventures - Waikato are offering you a chance to try out the Karapiro Section (๐‘ƒ๐‘œ๐‘˜๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ข๐‘Ž ๐ต๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘”๐‘’ ๐ถ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘˜ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐ด๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘–) 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.

Bookings are essential, for more info www.riversideadventures.co.nz

Ngฤ Haerenga Great Rides of New Zealand
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2 months ago
Waikato River Trails
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 Ngฤ Haerenga Great Rides of New Zealand Summer Snaps Photo Competition and be in to WIN๐Ÿ“ทโ˜€๏ธ
Simply tag @nzcycletrail when you post your summer photos showcasing your time on a Ngฤ Haerenga Great Rides of New Zealand cycle trail!
#event

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 Ngฤ Haerenga Great Rides of New Zealand Summer Snaps Photo Competition and be in to WIN๐Ÿ“ทโ˜€๏ธ
Simply tag @nzcycletrail when you post your summer photos showcasing your time on a Ngฤ 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 Ngฤ Haerenga Great Rides of New Zealand cycle trail, and youโ€™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 Ngฤ Haerenga Great Rides of New Zealandโ€™s Facebook and Instagram channels. Judges' decision is final, prize is not redeemable for cash. Entry grants permission to Ngฤ Haerenga Great Rides of New Zealand to repost tagged photos on its social media channels and on www.nzcycletrail.com.
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3 months ago
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Wishing all the women that are taking part in The Rebel Ride this week an absolutely fantastic adventure ๐Ÿคฉ
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 Taupล. 
Such an awesome experience! Enjoy your finishing celebrations on Sunday!
#event

Wishing all the women that are taking part in The Rebel Ride this week an absolutely fantastic adventure ๐Ÿคฉ
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 Taupล.
Such an awesome experience! Enjoy your finishing celebrations on Sunday!
#event
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4 months ago
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๐ˆ๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ก๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ!!
Wishing everybody taking part in the 2023 The Taniwha events all the very best๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ
Enjoy yourselves out on the trails and see you at the finish line๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ…

#event

๐ˆ๐ญ'๐ฌ ๐ก๐š๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ!!
Wishing everybody taking part in the The Taniwhaniwha events all the very best๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ
Enjoy yourselves out on the trails and see you at the finish lin#eventevent
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4 months ago
Waikato River Trails
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.
๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ Timber Trail
๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ Mountain to Sea 
๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ Great Lakes Trails
๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ Hawkes Bay Trails
๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ Motu Trails
๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ Whakarewarewa Forest Loop
๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ Hauraki Rail Trail
๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ Waikato River Trails
Call in and have a chat with the team from Central North Island Trails.
www.nzcycletrail.com/cni
#event

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.
๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ Timber Trail
๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ Mountain to Sea
๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ Great Lakes Trails
๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ Hawkes Bay Trails
๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ Motu Trails
๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ Whakarewarewa Forest Loop
๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ Hauraki Rail Trail
๐Ÿšดโ€โ™‚๏ธ Waikato River Trails
Call in and have a chat with the team from Central North Island Trails.
www.nzcycletrail.com/cni
#event
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