Waikato River Trail Package Trips

The Waikato River Trail stretches 105km along the banks for NZ longest river, from the southern end of Lake Karapiro to Atiamuri, north of Taupo. The trail is divided into 5 sections each named after the dam or lake at the north end. The Waikato River Trail is very varied with a mixture of grade 2 - 4 and can be ridden in either direction. 

2017 Scheduled trips

Feb 25 & 26 • Maraetai Package (sold out)

Or you can choose your own date which will be subject to availability and minimum numbers and pricing.

Maraetai Package

This package includes a shuttle on the morning of day 1 to North end of the trail, and a shuttle on day 2 to the South end of the trail, as well as one night of accommodation at the Maraetai Lodge in Mangakino. You may like to travel to the lodge as stay the night before your ride as well. You can self cater at the lodge, or eat at the Hui Hut Restaurant/cafe.

Day 1: Ride 65km from Little Waipa to Mangakino

Day 2: Ride 38km from Mangakino to Atiamuri

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Optional extras:

Guiding: Contact us for pricing

Bike hire: $60 per person per day

Round trip transport from Taupo

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For other options on this trail, contact us about custom trips and shuttles.

Trail introduction:

The Waikato River Trails are a series of tracks that link seamlessly to form a 100km trail that follows the southern banks of the mighty Waikato River. The trails start from the southern reaches of Lake Karapiro and end at Atiamuri Dam on SH1. The trail provides access to previously unreachable areas on the banks of the river. The trails wind along tying together areas of native bush, exotic forest, interesting rock formations, vistas of the river and lakes, as well as many historic landmarks.  Cyclists will be pleasantly surprised at the beauty of NZs largest river. The trails can be divided into 5 main sections: The Karapiro Section, The Arapuni Section, The Waipapa Section, The Maraetai Section, and the Whakamaru Section from north to south respectively. For more info visit our Waikato River Trail page.