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.

Walking & Hiking Trails

Guide to Waikato Walking Trails

Must-do walks and hikes in the Waikato region.

Explore the region on foot year-round to discover what makes the Waikato region's unique landscape so beautiful. 

From winding mountain tracks through ancient bush-clad landscapes and wildlife reserves to casual strolls along the river and fertile rolling hills, the Waikato offers adventures for every age and ability.

Download our guide to walks and hikes in the Waikato for detailed information on some of the most popular tracks and trails in the region, including location, distance and ability levels.

Walking Tracks And Trails Brochure 2021 PDF | 7.36MB