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Explore every bend of the 'MIghty Waikato River', New Zealand's longest river, on the saddle of a bike or Paihikara Hiko (Electric bike) from Ngāuawāhia 'The River Kingdom' in the north to Lake Karapiro 'The Home of Champions' in the south.

Set aside 1-3 days and let us host you with an itinerary that takes you on a family friendly adventure alongside and on up to 166km of New Zealand's longest river 'Waikato Te Awa (The Waikato River). Te Awa 'The Great New Zealand River Ride' is a 66km easy grade 1-2 trail that begins or ends at the northern trailhead 1-hours drive from Auckland Airport in Ngaruawahia ending or beginning at Lake Karaapiro via Hamilton CBD, The Hamilton Gardens, The Velodrome and Cambridge.

We have put together a number of packages to complete your unforgettable Mighty Waikato River experience including bike to cruise ships, kayaks, Jet boats, meals, accommodation and transport.

Nau mai haere mai ki Mighty Waikato Te Awa.

Facilities and Services

Pricing and Conditions

High Season
$20-$140 (Adult)
(January 1 - January 1)
$10-$40 (Child, 12 and under))

Availability

Business Hours
Retail & Service: 10am to 4pm / Rentals & Tourism: By booking (Flexible hours).
Months of Operation
All Year

Distances

Proximity To Airport
Auckland Airport (to Ngaruawahia depot): 1.15 hours (95km) - Hamilton Airport (to Cambridge or Hamilton depot): 13-20mins (15-16km).
Proximity To Coach Terminal
5min Walk.
Proximity To Town
All of our 3 locations along the river have parking & facilities.

Disclaimer:

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