University of Waikato Campus Walks

The University of Waikato campus provides a variety of great short walks in Hamilton City; from tranquil lakeside walks to garden strolls and a fitness trail.

Lakeside Walks

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Lakeside Walks, University of Waikato

The lakes based on campus at the University of Waikato provide three peaceful lakeside walking trails. With collections of plants from the Waikato Basin, grouping of native podocarpus, a Magnolia grove and a collection of exotic trees, the Lakeside walks are a great short walk option.

  • Location: University of Waikato, Knighton Road, Hamilton
  • Length: approximately 0.5km each

 Garden Walks

Most beautiful in spring, when the flowering cherries are in full bloom and the dwarf Japanese maples provide a rich colouring, the University of Waikato Garden Walk takes in the Japanese gardens, Chapel lake banks and more.

  • Location: University of Waikato, Knighton Road, Hamilton
  • Length: approximately 1.1km

Fitness Trail and 5km Route

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Fitness Trail, University of Waikato

Perfect for those looking to increase their fitness level, the Fitness Trail includes four sets of activities, each designed to work different body parts including step ups, vertical jumps, parallel bars and chin ups. A longer 5km route can also be used to extend the fitness trail, which is regularly used for a Campus Fun Run event during the summer months.

  • Location: University of Waikato, Knighton Road, Hamilton
  • Length: 1.6km – 5km

Download a trail map for all of the University of Waikato walks here.