ย 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's plenty happening south of Hamilton! Construction of this final section is well underway and we hope to open in the next couple of months. ... See MoreSee Less

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Amazing work. Thankyou. So looking forward to opening day.

Is this the section that goes from Tamahere to the Hamilton Gardens

Looks great!! Looking forward to it opening. Thanks for all the mahi!

I presume the trail is rideable from Ngaruawahia through to Karapiro?

look forward to ridng that once complete

David Cashmore this is where I was talking about where it stops

Will the track go north from ngaruawahia?at least to huntly?id love to ride to work if it did

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Sonia Waddell Megan Mackintosh Rachel Matheson

Debbie Pile Margreet Mestrom

Wow!

Sara Jane Clarke flat as... ๐Ÿ˜„

Jasmine Peek!

Can’t wait ,amazing work ๐Ÿ™

PLEASE PLEASE DONT CONCRETE ANY MORE OF THIS TRAIL!!! A concrete trail is not something I'm interested in biking.

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UPDATE - this has now been deferred to start Monday May 23rd.

Notice of Closure

A stretch of Te Awa from Ann Street to the south side of Fairfield Bridge will be closed from Wednesday 18 May to Thursday 26 May.
This is for erosion prevention works. This includes the access path from Awatere Ave.

The alternate route is marked in green.
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UPDATE - this has now been deferred to start Monday May 23rd.

Notice of Closure

A stretch of Te Awa from Ann Street to the south side of Fairfield Bridge will be closed from Wednesday 18 May to Thursday 26 May.
This is for erosion prevention works. This includes the access path from Awatere Ave.

The alternate route is marked in green.

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