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Te Awa The Great New Zealand River Ride

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Awesome bike ride/walk for all

We rode from hinterland paintball ... just north of fonterra to ngaruawahia and back. About 10km... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Morrinsville, New Zealand
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Suits all ages

Just as good walking it as cycling! We found access from a gravel path on the northern side of the... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2019
Hamilton, 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 1 week ago via mobile

We rode from hinterland paintball ... just north of fonterra to ngaruawahia and back. About 10km each way? Concrete path to ride all the way along the river and bridges to cross .. places to stop along the way if you wanted to read history...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GriffnLeanne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ran the section from Gaslight to the Avantidrome, which was nice, but all the pretty foliage means you can’t see much of the river at all. I also heard some people swearing.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank jamesespie
Reviewed 4 January 2019

Just as good walking it as cycling! We found access from a gravel path on the northern side of the Ngaruawahia golf club, which runs beside a new housing area down to the river. The Te Awa river ride is a broad concrete path and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Katieclem46
Reviewed 4 January 2019

This is a great cycleway. So much to see and take in as you cycle along. You hardly notice that you're exercising. We stopped in at Mangaharakeke Pa. Really interesting to see the pa site and read the history of that area. Well-paced cycleway. Not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RewaNewZealand
Reviewed 24 December 2018

If you are looking for a snapshot of Aotearoa and the Waikato region in particular, the Te Awa Great River Ride is a must do. As a frequent rider from Pukete to Ngaruawahia this ride (walk) has it all. From the outer suburbs of Hamilton...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Makuta
Reviewed 18 December 2018

A group of four Wellington friends rode the Northern (Hamilton to Ngarawahia) and Southern (Hamilton to Cambridge) sections of the trail in early December 2018. The northern part of the trail was very enjoyable: an easy ride alongside the river in beautiful countryside. This part...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KevinM9920
Reviewed 22 October 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bakulmaster
Reviewed 2 October 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Lynda U
Reviewed 8 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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Doreen C
12 December 2018|
Response from CarlaP3921 | Property representative |
There is a fabulous group called the Te Awamutu Social riders who are mostly retired folk who ride and coffee every Wednesday. Many are on E-bikes. Te Awamutu is perhaps a bit far to go, but there is also the social ladies... More