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.

Cycling

Mount Te Aroha

Nestled in the foothills of Mount Te Aroha, this mountain bike track offers something for all abilities, including challenging ascents and exhilarating downhill sections for more daring riders.

Mt Te Aroha Cycle Trails, Te Aroha, Waikato NZ

The varied track takes in native bush, open grassy areas, waterfalls and stream crossings. Tui, kereru, pheasants and quail can often be seen from the track and night riders may spot glowworms.

The 10km track starts and ends in Te Aroha Hot Springs Domain by the Mokena Geyser, the world’s only hot water soda geyser. The domain also offers picnic tables and barbeque facilities, and is home to the town’s thermal spas – great for relaxing after a ride.

For more information visit www.tearohanz.co.nz

Highlights

  • Challenging ascents and exhilarating downhills for more daring riders
  • Native bush, open grassy areas, waterfalls and stream crossings

At a glance

  • Grade 3 (Intermediate)
  • Distance: 10km
  • Access: Te Aroha Hot Springs Domain, Te Aroha