River Riders

Experience culture, history, heritage, food, coffee and more while cycling alongside NZ’s longest river from Ngāruawāhia in the North to Lake Karapiro in the South.

Here you will find everything you need to explore every bend of the river by bike. River Riders has 4 conveniently located pick up & drop off depots along the 70km Te Awa cycle way.

Hamilton Gardens Rental Hub
Walk-ins and pre-bookings
Gate 2, Camellia carpark, Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Depot
Walk-ins and pre-bookings
Electrify Hamilton, 371 Victoria Street Hamilton CBD

Cambridge Bike Pick-up/Drop-off Zone
Pre-booking only, minimum 24 hours
Victoria Square, Cnr of Alpha St & Dick St, Cambridge 3434

Ngāruāwahiā Bike Pick-up/Drop-off Zone
Pre-booking only, minimum 24 hours
Ngāruāwahiā Squash Club, Lower Waikato Esplanade, Ngāruawāhia 3720

Trail Map

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

More to Explore

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!