Hamilton New Zealand

River and Lake Walkways in Hamilton

Hamilton is famous for the mighty Waikato River that runs through the province. Water is a big theme in Hamilton as there are also several lakes which have stunning walkways and cycleways.

Many residents take advantage and make a breathtaking ride to work each morning. Lots of walkways are interconnected. There are a lot of good walks, and this printable map shows them. Also see listings lower down the page for hiking options in Waikato.

Printable PDF Map of Hamilton City's Walkways

Here are some highlights:

Hamilton Lake Domain (Lake Rotoroa)
Located close to the city centre is arguably the most popular route in the city. A 3.8 kilometre walk around the Hamilton Lake. There are playgrounds along the way, and even a cafe. More information can be found:

Hamilton Lake Information

Hamilton Gardens
The 'Gardens' are the jewel in Hamiltons crown. A world class garden complex with rolling acres, and finely manicured themed gardens. The grounds are vast and make for picturesque walks around the perimeter.

Hamilton Gardens Map

Cambridge Heritage Walks (Town is 25min Drive from Hamilton)
If you are into history then look no further than Cambridge's River Heritage Walk. Discover  Download the free printable brochure to guide you along your walk with key points and commentary mapped out.

Cambridge River Walk Map

Waikato River Trails
And for those who like to travel further, there is over 100km of tracks (out of town) along the Waikato River. these are suitable for walking/running and or cycling. See more information at:

Waikato River Trails

Family Walks in the Wider Waikato

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has produced a detailed brochure highlighting all the trails they manage in the Waikato region. From Miranda in the North to Raglan in the West this is the most comprehensive infromation available for hiking trails. All DOC managed trails are listed.

DOC's Waikato Family Walks Brochure

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