Waikato River Trails
This a fantastic ride, walk or run which travels along near the Waikato river. It is one of the New Zealand Cycle Trails.
You will find a great deal of information, including maps, on the official website Waikato River Trails
This trail runs for 103kms from Atiamuri in the south to Karapiro in the north. You can ride it in either direction.
We can drop you off and collect you at a number of different places along the trail. It depends on how far you wish to ride, and which sections you wish to ride. We can drop you off by Helicopter (wow!) or shuttle. We can collect you by Helicopter (wow!) or shuttle. You can be collected from Rotorua or our Helicopter base at Tokoroa (see How to get there).
Our favourite option is to Helicopter you from Rotorua to the Whakamaru Dam (big day) or to the Waipapa dam (not so big day). Then we collect you from beside the famous Rhubarb cafe at Arapuni. We then Helicopter you back to Rotorua. Fantastic day!
Trail Grade Info
The Arapuni section has been graded as 4 (Advanced):
Grade 4 (Advanced) – Off road trails are narrow with steep climbs and unavoidable obstacles. Poor tractions in places. Walking may be required. Off Road trails have moderate vehicular traffic.” Courtesy of the Waikato River Trails Website