Walking & Hiking Trails

From casual strolls along the river to overnight bush excursions and winding mountain tracks, the Waikato region has a variety of great walking trails to suit everyone.

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A local’s guide to walking & hiking trails in Waikato, NZ

Meander alongside the Waikato River or get the pulse racing climbing to an inspirational mountain top view. There is everything from gentle jaunts on well laid out tracks to more ambitious hikes including overnight hut stays – and it's all easily accessible.

You don’t need to be super fit to enjoy super views in the Waikato region. The region’s high points have breathtaking vistas, whether that’s the rich green farming countryside spread below you like a checked tablecloth, or the distant sight of snow-capped mountains to the south.

The Waikato region is heaven for cyclists, whether on or off road. For more on cycleways in the regions visit our Waikato cycle trails

Check out the range of walking trails below or download our guide to Must-Do Walks and Hikes in the Waikato 

Walking Trails in the Waikato region

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  • Lake Hakanoa Walkway, Huntly, NZ

    Lake Hakanoa, Huntly Domain

  • Lake Ngaroto, Waipa, Waikato NZ

    Lake Ngaroto, Te Awamutu

  • Lake Te Ko Utu Walk, Cambridge

    Lake Te Koo Utu, Cambridge

  • Karakariki Track Walking Trail, Hamilton

    Karakariki Track

  • Hamilton City River Walks

  • Morrinsville Walks

  • Things to do in Raglan - Te Toto Gorge Walk

    Te Toto Gorge Raglan

  • Dog friendly walks in the Waikato

    Dog friendly walks in the Waikato

  • Omaru Falls Walk, Waitomo Caves, NZ

    Omaru Falls Walk

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