Explore the Waikato by Foot
The Waikato has some wonderful hidden gems that can only be explored by foot, and the range of walking tracks in the region mean there’s something for everyone.
From mountains to rivers, streams to waterfalls, the Waikato really does have it all when it comes to hiking. Whether you’ve got trail shoes or tramping boots, you’re guaranteed to find a Waikato walk that suits your interests, abilities and fitness levels.
Conveniently situated in the rural town of Cambridge, access to walks along the Waikato river, up or around Maungatautari Mountain is easy. A highlight of the area is the Maungatautari Ecological Island Trust, established in 2002. The aim of the Trust was to restore the mountain’s biodiversity. A visit here can be easily combined with walking on the first section of the Waikato River Trails.
Outdoor enthusiasts and passionate owner operators of Bike Hike Stay, Greta and Tony know the area well and are happy to offer their recommendations for Waikato walks. They can also provide a shuttle service to make accessing the trails easier.
Below are some of the best walks surrounding Cambridge, but for a list of other popular walks and hikes beyond Hamilton, visit Hamilton Waikato.
For more information or to book, please contact us to arrange your journey.