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Te Awa The Great New Zealand River Ride

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Te Awa river ride runs along River Waikato. I cycled regularly from Hamilton to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hamilton, New Zealand
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A great experience! A great way to explore the area.

My 11 month old and I had a fantastic time biking on an e-bike with a child seat along the river... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Te Awa is a free, accessible walk/cycleway that has an overarching positioning of lushness, water, rural green landscape & pockets of native bush. When complete, the Great NZ River Ride will travel 70 kms along the shoreline of New Zealand’s largest...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Te Awa river ride runs along River Waikato. I cycled regularly from Hamilton to Ngaruawahia-Hakarimata route. One can have walk with family, group cycling or picnicking in the vicinity of River Waikato. It is quite exciting roller-coasting river ride trail.

Thank bakulmaster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My 11 month old and I had a fantastic time biking on an e-bike with a child seat along the river from central Hamilton to Ngaruawahia, to the Hamilton Gardens, and biking along the river in Cambridge. The walkways are an easy ride, and are...More

Thank _leodchick
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Very scenic, enjoyable 20km mostly following along beside the mighty Waikato River. We started in the Ngaruawahia Domain and followed the new Te Awa Cycleway all the way into downtown Hamilton. Highlights included crossing the newly opened Perry pedestrian/cycle bridge at Horotiu and the very...More

Thank Lynda U
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This pathway can be used for cycling, walking, running, at your own pace. Personally we walk the dogs, and pass people from all walks of life. We run a B/B just down the road, many of our guests look for somewhere to run before breakfast...More

Thank CambridgeAnnette
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Rode the Ngaurawahia section of Te Awa this morning. And it is just beautiful. Lovely views of the river and the confluence with the Waipa river. Clean track. Very easy to ride. Met some lovely people. Highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

While this is a top attraction for walkers and cyclists with the stunning Avantidrome at one end and lake Karapiro at the other, it is not accessible for all people in the community and that is disappointing. The extra wide pathways are fantastic and allow...More

Thank triker2015
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Another one of the many special walks around Cambridge. We walked our 2 dogs, it's a wide concrete path plenty of room for runners or cyclists to pass.

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Such a great way to spend a day in Hamilton or Cambridge! Stunning views, easy riding or walking. Take a picnic and spend the day lakeside in Cambridge (watching the rowers on Lake Karapiro!) or along the river in/north of Hamilton - great day out!

Thank KiwiGlobetrotter99
Reviewed 1 June 2016

i love Te Awa. Riding anywhere along it is one of my favourite things to do in the Waikato. the Cambridge to Karapiro section to lovely and an easy ride. You might even bump into a few future or current olmpic champions (many of them...More

Thank kwlap
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We walked the section from Ngarawahia into Hamilton as we walked a section of Te Araroa. Beautiful walk, if a bit hard on the feet as it is all paved. Perhaps better on a bike. One short section is incomplete and necessitates a road walk.

Thank NeilMarshall2267
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