The section between Hamilton and Tamahere is UNDER CONSTRUCTION until September 2022

 The Te Awa River Ride is one of most accessible and scenic cycling and walking trails in New Zealand. It is the longest concrete path in the country winding its way for 65km from Ngaruawahia to Lake Karapiro following New Zealand’s largest river – the mighty Waikato.

It began in 2009 with a vision of the Te Awa River Ride Charitable Trust to open up more of the Waikato River to our locals and visitors alike and connect our communities along the way.

From lake and river to waterfalls, along bridges and elevated boardwalks, the Te Awa River Ride showcases parts of the Waikato that have never before been seen – a world-class recreation experience for the whole family and right on our backdoor step.

We hope you enjoy the experience!

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Te Awa walk and cycleway stretches along the Waikato River, from Ngaruawahia in the north to Karapiro in the south.

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There is a lot to see and do in our awesome region, so don’t forget to leave some time to check out what Waikato has to offer!

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Congratulations to the team at Downer for their win last week at the CCNZ Hynds Construction Awards - a category winner for their excellent work on Te Awa's SH21 Underpass! ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to the team at Downer for their win last week at the CCNZ Hynds Construction Awards - a category winner for their excellent work on Te Awas SH21 Underpass!

The forecast is looking pretty good for the weekend - a great time to get out there and enjoy our beautiful region ☀️🚲😎 ... See MoreSee Less

The forecast is looking pretty good for the weekend - a great time to get out there and enjoy our beautiful region ☀️🚲😎

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Is the Hamilton Gardens to Riverglade Drive section any closer to being completed. I'm looking forward to being able to ride the completed Te Awa trail from Hamilton to Cambridge. 🚴🚴‍♂️

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