A scenic walking and cycling track follows the banks of the Waikato River through the heart of Hamilton.

The walk offers great views of the Waikato River and there are park benches and grassy areas along the track for those who want to sit and watch the boats, birds and people go by.

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Waikato River Walks, Hamilton City

Towards the south of the river track are the Hamilton Gardens. These themed gardens are renowned internationally, especially for the Paradise Garden Collection – designed to showcase a history of gardens through time and a range of cultures, including Maori horticultural, Italian renaissance, English, Indian Cha Bagh, and American modernist. Explore the garden’s peaceful meandering walks, or enjoy the many picnic spots.

These walks are wheelchair friendly, with many entry points, car parking, and conveniently located toilets. A map is available at www.hamilton.co.nz.

Whether you walk the whole trail or just a portion, these Hamilton walks will leave you refreshed and renewed.

Hamilton City River walks details:

  • Location: Along the western & eastern banks of the Waikato River with various entry points
  • Length: Varies depending on track taken
  • More info: www.hamilton.co.nz