Lower Waikato River Trails

There are some great day rides on the lower Waikato River Trails between Atiamuri and Maraetai.




12 – 100km

1 – 3 days

1 - 3


The full length of the Waikato River Trails stretches from Atiamuri in the south to the Pokaiwhenua Bridge carpark in the north, a distance of some 100km. For those who don’t want to tackle the full length of the trails, the 35km of lower Waikato River Trails (Whakamaru and Maraetai sections) between Atiamuri and Mangakino are a great way to experience the wilderness of the Waikato River area in a day.

A highlight of the Maraetai section is the thrilling 70m long suspension bridge 4km from the Mangakino end of the trail.

More information is available and maps can be downloaded from the Waikato River Trails website.