Te Awa River Ride Map

The 65km Te Awa River Ride is one of the most scenic cycling and walking trails in New Zealand.

Its unique concrete surface (the longest concrete trail in the country in fact!) and at three metres wide is accessible to a huge range of users and abilities!

Winding between the towns of Ngaruawahia, Hamilton, Tamahere, Cambridge and through to Lake Karapiro, the multipurpose trail allows for a comfortable multi-day ride, or it can be ridden in manageable sections each day.

From lake and river to waterfalls, along bridges and elevated boardwalks, Te Awa showcases parts of the Waikato that have never before been seen.

There is some stunning scenery you will discover, along with plenty of places to eat, drink and stay along the way!

Te Awa is a world-class recreation experience for the whole family – and right on our backdoor step.

Trail Closures

Occasionally, some sections of Te Awa may need to be closed - but signed detours will be put in place if possible. See below for any current closures.

Ngaruawahia to Hamilton

Stunning river views and the iconic Perry Bridge is the start of your Te Awa journey! 

Hamilton to Cambridge

The route between Hamilton and Cambridge is full of variety!

Cambridge to Lake Karapiro

This section really is a journey through world class sport!

Useful Services

Book your accommodation, organise shuttles, hire a bike and plan your whole adventure…

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!