Check out the dog friendly walks in the Waikato region below.
Please Note: Unless otherwise stated, dogs must be on a lead at all times.
From riverside strolls or loops of the Hamilton Lake, to specific dog parks and more, Hamilton City boasts a range of dog exercise areas and dog parks. Dogs are permitted on the following walks in and around Hamilton City
- Hamilton Lake
- Hamilton River Walks
- Taitua Arboretum
For a full list of dog friendly walks and spaces in Hamilton City, click here.
Mt Te Aroha and the surrounding area offers a plethora of great walking trails to explore. Dogs are permitted on the following walks in Te Aroha:
- Tui Domain Walk
- Te Aroha Domain & Mokena Geyser
- Upper & Lower Domain Walks
- Howarth Memorial Wetlands Walk
For more information about dog friendly walks in Te Aroha, click here.
Matamata & Surrounds
Matamata, Morrinsville and the surrounding have several parks and reserves that are dog friendly including:
- Kaimai Tunnel Reserve
- Hawes Bush
- and more
For more information about dog friendly walks in Matamata & surrounds, click here.
Cambridge & Waipa
Cambridge is home to many great walks to share with man's best friend, including:
- Lake Te Ko Utu
- Riverside Domain
- Te Awa walkway / cycleway
For more information on dog friendly walks in Cambridge and the wider Waipa area, click here.
Enjoy a relaxing stroll in the South Waikato town of Putaruru along with your dog on the following walks:
- Rotary Grove, Putaruru
Waitomo & Surrounds
A range of great walks in the wider Waitomo area allow dogs, most with prior DOC permission, including:
- Mangaokewa Reserve, Te Kuiti
- Ward Street Reserve, Te Kuiti
- Old BMX Track in the Redwood Forest, Te Kuiti
- Mangaotaki Walk & Waitanguru Falls Walk, Piopio - DOC permit required
- Pureora Forest Park, Pureora - DOC permit required
There are several dog friendly walking areas throughout the North Waikato region including:
- Beach walks at Port Waikato
- Dog parks in Huntly
- Dog parks in Taupiri
For more information on dog friendly walks and spaces in North Waikato, click here.
From beach strolls to town walks, Raglan provides a variety of dog friendly areas to explore, including:
- Estuary Walkway
- 3 Bridges Walk
- Town walk
- Beach Walk
- Wharf Walk
For more information on dog friendly walks and spaces in Raglan, click here.