Up for a challenge?

The Waikato River Trail is over 100 km long.

Try out our "TriVentures" - 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.
Challenge yourself a bit more.
Paddle up the picturesque Pokaiwhenua gorge, or join a night guided 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

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
We can personalise these trips to suit individual or group needs - harder, easier, longer, shorter.
Please contact us so that we can make a trip to suit yourselves...