River Riders Cycle Tourism Hub (Hamilton Gardens)

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Hamilton Gardens, Gate 2, Camellia Carpark , Hamilton, Hamilton
Hours of operation
Retail & Service: 10am to 4:30pm. Rentals & Tourism: By booking (Flexible hours).
Months of operation
All Year
Phone number
+64 27 265 5504
Explore every bend of the 'Mighty Waikato River', New Zealand's longest river, on the saddle of a Paihikara Hiko (Electric bike) from Ngāruawāhia 'The River Kingdom' in the north to Lake Karapiro 'The Home of Champions' in the south.
Come on an electric adventure along the majestic Waikato Te Awa, New Zealand's longest river! Join us for a curated 1-3 day experience on Te Awa 'The Great New Zealand River Ride' or Waikato River Trail. This incredible journey begins or ends at the northern trailhead, just an hour's drive from Auckland Airport in Ngāruawāhia, and takes you through key attractions such as The Hamilton Gardens, The Velodrome, and Cambridge before concluding or commencing at Lake Karapiro. Choose from our carefully crafted packages that include everything you need for a seamless Mighty Waikato River experience. From bikes to kayaks, thrilling jet boat rides, delicious meals, accommodations, and transportation – we have it all covered. Welcome to River Riders.
$39 - 229 (Adult)
$10 - 40 (Child)
Proximity to Airport:
Auckland International Airport (to Ngaruawahia depot): 1.15 hours (95km) - Hamilton Airport (to Cambridge or Hamilton depot): 13-20mins (15-16km).
Proximity to Town:
All 3 locations are walking distance from town. All of our 3 locations along the river have parking & facilities.
Proximity To Coach Terminal:
5min walk.
Activity Duration:
From 1 hour to 8 hours and multi-day options.
3 x Depots along the trail all have free and readily available parking. (Hamilton CBD: 2 hours free / Centre Place: Weekends free).
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