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Waikato River Trail Tours

Karapiro Section - Half day Tour

Come riding with us. We have a great knowledge of the trails, and our base is right on its doorstep. We can help you plan your day/s riding, from bike hire and shuttle to a guided ride with one of our amazing guides.

The Waikato river trail offers great views and spectacular flora and fauna only found in New Zealand. At over 100km long of Grade 2 and 3 riding there is something for everyone, we can help you decide what sections to ride or if you're up for it the whole thing or take one of our guided tours.
Guided Bike Tours on the Waikato River Trail: 

Meet at Lake District Adventures base on Horahora Road and hop on board their shuttle. You can use your own bike or try one of theirs. 

Option 1: The most popular trip is from Arapuni Dam (for beginners), 12kms or 
Option 2: From Jones Landing (for intermediate), 15kms. 

Let one of our guides let you know what's coming up and allow us to share local knowledge and history of the area.

The trip is approximately a 3 hour return trip to LDA base. 

$99.00 with your own bike or $129 with bike hire. (e-bike upgrades available)
Contact us for accommodation & other trail options for 2 - 12 people.

Waikato River Trail - 3 days Self Guided

Atiamuri – Mangakino – Waipapa – Arapuni (Grade 3 & 4)

Day 1 - Atiamuri to Mangakino (38km, 5-6hours)

Day 2 - Mangakino to Waipapa Dam (19km, 2-3hours)

Day 3 - Waipapa Dam to Arapuni Dam then to Pokaiwhenua Bridge (35km road section, 3-4hours and/or 14km, 2hours)

Package inclusions:

  • all shuttle transfers & hardtail mountain bike hire for 3 days
  • 3 night’s accommodation at Sanctuary Lodge Maungatautari
  • 3 x dinner and 3 x breakfast
  • 1 x packed lunch

Priced from $899pp

Optional extras:

  • eBike upgrade $150pp
  • Single supplement $260pp
  • Support vehicle $349 per day
  • Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari tour $38pp
  • Daytime Karapiro kayak tour $89pp
  • Private twilight kayak glow-worm tour $149pp

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