3 day Waikato River Trails Adventure

The Waikato River Trails is the second "Great Ride" to be completed under Nga Haerenga, The New Zealand Cycle Trail. The three day tour is well suited to those with moderate cycling fitness and experience.

The 103km tour is full of variation of landscape, communities and riding itself. 85% of the Trail is off-road with 15% on sealed country roads.

The Trails are classified as intermediate to advanced off-road mountain biking.

The tour passes five hydro lakes, crosses two hydro Dams and passes through three idyllic villages.

The Trails moves through spectacular exotic and native forests and New Zealand farmland. The scenery is incredible, and until recently was a hidden gem.

The accommodation style is typically country hotel or lodge style delivered by great hosts and accompanied by hearty food.

This journey creates memories for life.

Facilities and Services

Pricing and Conditions

High Season
$0-$770 (Adult)


Business Hours
8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday - After hours and Weekends by arrangement
Months of Operation
All Year


Proximity To Airport
Only 2.5 hours from Auckland Airport




This website helps visitors connect with providers of great tourism experiences. It is not intended to give any assurance that any particular provider complies with its safety obligations. Users should seek more information from the provider concerned. While Hamilton & Waikato Tourism will do its utmost to ensure the information contained within this website is accurate, Hamilton & Waikato Tourism accepts no responsibility or liability for any errors, omissions, offers or details of any information or operator listings. Prices, timetables and other details or terms of business may change without notice. The information included in this website is not advice and does not imply any endorsement by Hamilton & Waikato Tourism.

Read More