Due to the recent heavy rainfall, a number of roads and walking/cycling tracks in the Waikato are closed. If you are travelling to or through the Waikato region, please visit Waka Kotahi’s Journey Planner website for up-to-date roading information and check the local Council’s Facebook page for the latest updates and advice.


Hamilton City River Rides & Walks

This shared walkway and cycleway runs for 10km through central Hamilton, along the banks of the Waikato River.

The track is well signposted and can be accessed at multiple points along the river. It stretches between Pukete in the north, where it links with the nearby Hamilton Mountain Bike Track in Pukete Farm Park, and Hamilton Gardens in the south. It is suitable for riders of all fitness and experience levels.

There are park benches and grassy areas along the track for riders who want to stop to picnic, or sit and watch the boats, birds and people go by.

The track is shared by walkers, and cyclists should ride with care to ensure the safety of all users.

For more information visit www.hamilton.co.nz.


  • Located in the heart of Hamilton
  • Hamilton Gardens, at the trails southern end

At a glance

  • Grade 1 to 2 (Easy)
  • Distance: 10km
  • Access: This ride can be accessed at various points along the trail.