Explore the Waikato by Foot
Hiking allows you to discover the beautiful landscapes, native birds and vivid vistas of New Zealand. The vast number of waterfall walks, coastal walkways, Forest trails, river walks and mountain crossings offer a unique and intimate array of experiences and access to secluded natural treasures.
- Personalized information provided by a hiking enthusiast to help you choose a great hike/tramp.
- Advice on Short walks which can be enjoyed as a day outing or an add-on to your tour.
- Assistance with Group drop off and pick up on one way or Day hikes.
- Please note we do not offer Guided services and all hikes are undertaken at your own risk.
Contact us to discuss your next hiking adventure.
With hundreds of short walks available ranging in duration from 10 min to 3 hours you may feel spoilt for choice. Need help choosing the right hike for you or looking for an option which will slot easily into your tour program there is a perfect fit for you and Greta can help you find it.
Feeling more adventurous or have more time to really explore the secluded beauty of New Zealand why not talk to us about the great Day hike options available and how we can assist with pick ups and drop offs. Duration generally 4 hrs to 8 hrs.
We can assist with information and local knowledge of the best multi Day hikes to suit your needs. Consultations are available to discuss you personal needs. We suggest only experienced hikers undertake multi day hikes.
With so many great walks to choose from here are a few of our favorites but there are definitely a whole lot more to discuss with Greta.
Mangapohue Natural Bridge
The remains of an ancient cave system which now stands as a stunning natural bridge.
Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari
This is a haven for native wildlife and plants such as kiwi, kokako (wattlebird), tuatara and more, Maungatautari also provides great walking and hiking tracks.(entrance fee applicable)
The Waiorongomai Valley in Te Aroha is a significant gold mining area in the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park which offers numerous walking trails taking in key historic mining sites.
Waireinga / Bridal Veil Falls
Only 15 minutes’ drive from Raglan, the spectacular 55-metre-high Bridal Veil Falls, also known as the Wairēinga Falls is a popular Waikato walking track.
Blue Spring – Te Waihou Walkway
The Blue Spring at Te Waihou Walkway has water so pure it supplies around 60% of New Zealand’s bottled water.
Hamilton Gardens to Hamilton City
The walk from Hamilton Gardens into the city centre, enables visitors to enjoy the grandeur of New Zealand’s longest river, and will bring you to Hamilton’s historic southern end.
The Wairere Falls is the highest waterfall in the North Island and a popular walking track.
Mt Pirongia Forest Park
With a range of trails to choose from the Pirongia walks provide a rejuvenating experience amongst lush native forest and clear mountain streams.
Hakarimata Summit Track
Venture up to the Hakarimata Summit, 374 metres above sea level, which includes the infamous staircase, a popular challenge with both locals and visitors alike. Not for the faint of heart.
Kauri Loop Track
View native Kauri trees up close on the Hakarimata Kauri Loop Track. Marvel at these strong, ancient giants of the forest and stroll through a grove of young Kauri, as well as Rimu and Nikau on this picturesque bush walk.
Mangaokewa Scenic Reserve
The Mangaokewa Scenic Reserve is home to great tramping and walking trails along with areas for other recreational activities.
Mt Te Aroha
From the summit there are 360 degree views across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty regions, and Mt Ruapehu, Mt Ngauruhoe and Mt Taranaki are all visible on a clear day.
Featuring lakes, woodland gardens, birdlife and ample picnic spots, all linked by a network of walking tracks, the Taitua Arboretum is perfect for a leisurely weekend stroll, family picnic or more active outing.