TriVentures

Up for a challenge?

The Waikato River Trail is over 100 km long.

Try one of our "Tri-Ventures" - 3 different activities. Walk, Ride & Paddle all in one day!

  • Walk along part of the Waikato River Trail, travel though some spectacular native bush. Stop over on the lookout high above Jones Landing to view the pink hues of the ignimbrite bluffs of the upper Arapuni.
  • Meet up with the bikes to ride from Arapuni Dam through the village and over the swing-bridge to Little Waipa on grade 2 undulating trails.
  • Ride over native wetlands on boardwalks (keeping an eye out for Pukekos). 
  • Kayak from Little Waipa down river to the southern end of Lake Karapiro back to Lake District Adventures HQ, or from our base and up the picturesque Pokaiwhenua Stream and canyon.


Challenge yourself a bit more

  • Join a night guided kayak tour searching for Titiwai (NZ Glow Worm).

For those wanting to take it a little easier, or take longer to enjoy the surrounds, do it over two days and stay in local accommodation.

TriVenture #1

  • Walk Jones Landing to Arapuni Dam.
  • View the the pink hues of the ignimbrite bluffs.
  • Ride Arapuni Dam to Little Waipa (or our base).
  • Kayak from Little Waipa to our base.
  • (Or from our base up the Pokaiwhenua Stream)
  • Includes Shuttle, Bike & Kayak Hire.
  • Minimum 2 people
  • $100.00 pp Un-guided
  • $145.00 pp Guided

TriVenture #2

  • Glow worm viewing by kayak at night.
  • Walk Jones Landing to Arapuni Dam
  • Ride Arapuni Dam to Little Waipa or beyond
  • Can be guided or un-guided
  • Includes Shuttle, Bike Hire & Glow Worm viewing
  • Min numbers apply

  • $149.00 pp Un-guided
  • $199 pp Guided

Packages

We can arrange packages to suit you and your group. Our area has so much to offer!

  • Bike, SUP and/or Kayak Hire.
  • Multi Mountain Park / Cycle Trails
  • Glow Worms
  • Sanctuary Mountain
  • Hobbiton Movie Set
  • Camjet
  • Local Farm Tours and More!

We have many different accommodation options for 2 or more people.

Choose one of our packages already created or call us today to arrange a tailor made package for you and your group.

Guided Bike / Kayak Day Trip

Take a guided mountain bike tour on a section of the Waikato River Trail. 16km on undulating grade 2 - 3 next to the mighty Waikato River - NZ's longest - past farmland & native bush.
Harder parts are walkable if necessary.
Then paddle the southern portion of Lake Karapiro over the flooded Horahora Dam & up the scenic Pokaiwhenua Stream.

Along the way view some of New Zealand's flora & fauna.- from large Miros, Manuka & other native trees to Piwakawaka (fantail) to Karearea (NZ Falcon) plus much more...

Trips takes approx 6 hours.
All bikes, helmets, kayaks, safety gear plus guides & shuttle supplied.
You bring yourself, camera, water bottle, sunscreen & a "let's go attitude".
Minimum numbers apply.

Cost $145.00

THE WEEKENDER #1

Arrive Friday afternoon & settle into your accommodation. Continental breakfast supplied.

Friday evening - take a 3hr Kayak Glow Worm Tour.

Saturday am - Walk from Jones Landing to Arapuni Dam.
Then ride to Pokaiwhenua Base. Stopping for coffee (if required) on the way


Saturday pm - visit Maungatautari Sanctuary Mountain.
Shuttle back to your accommodation to enjoy a "quiet" evening - light the barbeque & relax.


Sunday am - Shuttle to Cambridge & enjoy the thrill of The Camjet - either the Adrenaline Tour or The Ecological Tour - your choice..


Sunday midday - Ride Te Awa from Karapiro to the Avantidrome the home of NZ's champion cyclists.


2 - 8 people.
From $350 pp

THE WEEKENDER #2

Arrive Friday afternoon & settle into your accommodation. Continental breakfast supplied.

Friday evening - take a 3hr Kayak Glow Worm Tour.


Saturday - Cycle part of the Waikato River Trail with a shuttle to Waotu Quarry & then ride (grade 3) to Waipapa Dam for a lunch break & then onto Mangakino. Shuttle back to your accommodation to enjoy a "quiet" evening - light the barbeque & relax.


Sunday am - visit Maungatautari Sanctuary Mountain.


Sunday pm - Shuttle to Cambridge & enjoy the thrill of The Camjet - either the Adrenaline Tour or The Ecological Tour - your choice..


2 - 8 people.
From $350 pp

BIRDS, HIKES, BOATS AND BIKES

Experience a full day exploring the Waikato. Be transported and guided by Carrington Tours, while they share their stories and knowledge of the land and people. 

First stop is Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, where you will participate in a guided tour through the enclosure and learn about the native wildlife and conservation efforts of New Zealands largest fenced eco-sanctuary.


Following lunch/dinner at Out in the Styx you will head to the 54 metre suspension bridge in Arapuni. 


Next stop is Lake District Adventures base, where you have the option of biking on the Waikato River Trail or Kayaking on Lake Karapiro or if you have chosen the afternoon/evening option a Kayak Glow Worm Tour. This day captures the essence of the Waikato and really is a must do!a

All Day Inclusive Tour: $249pp - Includes guide, transport, all activities and lunch 

Afternoon Evening Tour: $359pp - Includes guide, transport, all activities and dinner