Riverside Adventures

0800 287448

Discover the Waikato River at your own pace.

Minutes from Cambridge yet a world of its own, our spot along the Waikato River is surrounded by lush bush and overlooked by the magnificent Maungatautari.

At Riverside Adventures we want you to savour the beauty of our picturesque backyard. Our guided tours are designed to take you on a physical and spiritual journey as you explore the Waikato with us.

We provide authentic outdoor experiences on or along the spectacular Waikato River south of Lake Karāpiro.

Formerly known as Lake District Adventures, we recently underwent a name change to Riverside Adventures Waikato. Same tours, same team – new name & a new look!

A 10 minute drive from Cambridge, explore this beautiful section of the Waikato with Riverside Adventures.

Bike trails weave between the lakeside and surrounding lush bush, while, on the water, kayakers can explore the breathtaking canyon and experience the wonder of glow worms come nightfall.

Our experienced and qualified guides are passionate locals who care to deliver an experience that’s rewarding, not daunting.

We are here to help you make the most of your visit to this largely undiscovered region of Aotearoa New Zealand. We do this by paying meticulous attention to the needs of every individual joining us.

Whether you choose to join one of our existing tour adventures or work with us to plan your own, we can cater to individuals and groups of all ages and fitness levels.

We also have a range of bikes, e-bikes, kayaks and stand-up paddleboards available for hire, and offer shuttle services to and from nearby bike trails.

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!