Waikato River Walkway

Waikato River Walkway




2 Rankers Reviews

2 Face-to-Face

498 Walking

13 Hamilton



Fairfield Bridge along the  Hamilton Walkway


Time: However long you want to take, Distance: 15km round trip.

A recently completed 11km walkway along both banks of the Waikato River, which runs through the centre of Hamilton offers endless opportunities to walk, ride bikes, watch boats on the river.

Whether you want to relax and unwind, or burn off some energy with a run or walk, this is the perfect place.

There are access points at each bridge and at the end of most roads that end at the river. It is well sign posted all the way along the river. If you are a Tron local, the 'Round the Bridges' run held in November is the ultimate river run.

Sometimes the river floods and parts of the path can be closed, please obey signage if this is the case.


Feature Value Info


North IslandWaikatoHamilton


  • Walking
  • Free



Kim and Leon's avatar

Kim and Leon


Ranking: 8/10

Nice walk next to the river, if it is warm you can go swimming. There is also a swing bridge.

Reviewed about 4 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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Rosie NZ's avatar

Rosie NZ

New Zealand

Ranking: 8/10

Pleasant walk with some interesting features - ok on a wet damp day. Enjoyed the aeroplanes etc.

Reviewed over 10 years ago

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Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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