Best dogs no trails in Waikato, New Zealand

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Explore the most popular no dogs trails in Waikato with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Top trails (13)
#1 - Cathedral Cove Loop
Hikuai, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
Great trail and almost all paved. There is quite a bit of up and down, and a ton of stairs at the very end so those with knee issues should beware. If you continue on the shore, there is an old rope swing, too, that you can see from the hillside. The info center is a good stop if coming from the beach because there is shade, restrooms, and food/ice cream trucks. This is also where the public transit has a stop. The beach is quite a bit rockier here, though so just a heads’ up. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/coromandel/places/hahei-area/tracks/cathedral-cove-walk/Show more
#2 - Blue Spring via Te Waihou Walkway from Whites Road
Putaruru, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Beautiful walk! Flat and easy out and back route. Parking is right in front of the trail and you can park in both ends. Best to go on a sunny day to see the blue colors and to go early as it is very popular.Show more
#3 - Blue Spring via Te Waihou Walkway from Leslie Road Trailhead
Putaruru, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
#4 - Karangahake Mountain Track Loop
Paeroa, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 5.7 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
This loop combines several tracks into a single hike. It traverses the Scottsman Gully, then a portion of the Crown Trail followed by a direct ascent to the top of Karangahake Summit. The return is via the Mountain Summit Trail that then connects back to Crown returning the same way it started. There is plenty of parking at the Karangahake Gorge swing bridge, but it can get pretty busy during the holiday season. Additional parking is available off Crown Hill Road. But if you park there it shortens the hike to exclude Scottsman Gully; which would be a miss as that portion of the trail is beautiful with cascading waters from a stream that empties into the Ohinemuri River. Most of the trail is graded and wide. The only section that is a footpath and somewhat narrow, but definitely steep is the 0.7 mile section starting clockwise for the loop. It is a constant climb and will test your cardio. At the top the views are magnificent. As far as the eyes can see towards the Coromandel and Kaimai. The plains are vast and never ending - yet the ocean is visible in the distance. The return loop is an easy downhill walk on a wide graded path. There are a few small stream crossings depending on the rain, and keep a look out for the occasional mining tunnel. This is a great alternative to the gorge walks which can get very busy at times. Show more
#5 - Coromandel Walkway
Coromandel, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 11.2 mi • Est. 6 h 59 m
This is a multi-use walking and mountain biking track. It is an old bridle path that links the two bays. The loop back follows the mountain biking path is steep and can be slippery. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/coromandel/places/northern-coromandel/things-to-do/coromandel-walkway/Show more
#6 - Main Range Track and Collins Drive Circuit
Hikuai, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 48 m
#7 - Pauanui Summit Trail
Tairua, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 3.2 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
#8 - Wharekirauponga Track
Whangamata, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 3 h 52 m
This former old horse-drawn tram track passes by rock formations on its way to the old camp and battery site of the former goldmine. After passing the sites, the track makes its way to Wharekirauponga Falls.Show more
#9 - Ruakuri Tunnels Loop
Otorohanga, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 36 m
As of February 2020, part of the loop is under repair and closed off.Show more
#10 - Hauraki Rail Trail
Thames, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 32.1 mi • Est. Multi-day
Dogs are only allowed on the Karangahaka Gorge section of the trail from Waikino Station to the northern end of the Victoria Tunnel.Show more
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