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Te Awa The Great New Zealand River Ride

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Address: St Peters School Rd, Cambridge, New Zealand
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Te Awa - Ngaruawahia section

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... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
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hamiltron
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Reviewed 19 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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Cambridge, New Zealand
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Reviewed 20 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 for multiple users at one time. The run from Leamington out to the dam is... More 

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Cambridge
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Reviewed 25 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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Thank CambridgeAnnette
Waikato
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Reviewed 15 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!

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hamiltron
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Reviewed 2 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 riding the trail to get between home and their training base on Karapiro)

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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 9 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.

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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Reviewed 15 December 2015

This is a great walk or cycle, 3.4 km from beginning to the Velodrome...really lovely countryside to view and can see the river a lot of the way. My walk group does this walk to the Velodrome and back regularly. A good cafe at the Velodrome and a lovely cycleway for kids to enjoy.

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Thank Debbie M
Hamilton, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 December 2015

At the northern end of the ride is a wonderful bike park for all ages. They can choose from the sealed " road layout" with Stop and Give Way signs to the undulating dirt track. There is even a cafe in the complex = fun for everyone.

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Thank dgee2013
Cambridge, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 November 2015

Great ride or walk if you have a couple of spare hours. Quiet and easy away from traffic. Best of all there is a cafe at the end.

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

Great thing to do when in Cambridge. Lovely scenic biking track along the river, nice wide paths to allow traffic both ways. Picnic tables and rest areas to enjoy the view. I struggled with the hill at the end, but you can always get off and walk the bike up! Excellent road skills area by the Avantidrome too, great for... More 

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