Best lake trails in Waikato, New Zealand

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Explore the most popular lake 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.
Map of lake trails in Waikato, New Zealand
Top trails (9)
#1 - Bridal Veil Falls Walkway
Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 0.8 mi • Est. 26 m
Great views at end. Walk is a wide easy path. Quite a few stairs at the end to get to the bottom of the falls, but you can also view the falls from above. Show more
#2 - Waimangu Thermal Valley Loop
Reporoa, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 32 m
There is an entrance fee of NZ$37.50 per adult for the hike.Show more
#3 - Lake Ngaroto Walkway
Te Awamutu, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 43 m
This easy walk around Lake Ngaroto is a family favorite and great for picnics and birdwatching.Show more
#4 - Kainui Lake Loop
Taupiri, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 2.0 mi • Est. 58 m
#5 - Kinloch to Whakaipo Bay
Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 13.7 mi • Est. 6 h 56 m
This trail contains an equal mix of uphill, downhill and flat sections, making it suitable for those with moderate fitness levels or for beginners ready to progress to the next level of riding.Show more
#6 - Jim Higgins Memorial Walkway
Tokoroa, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 41 m
A loop around Lake PolynesiaShow more
#7 - Kawakawa Bay Track
Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 7.7 mi • Est. 4 h 4 m
#8 - Native, Miro, Phills Gold, and Gloworm MTB Loop
Te Miro Mountain Bike Park
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Length: 3.3 mi
This is a mountain biking loop in Te Miro.Show more
#9 - Howarth Memorial Wetlands
Te Aroha, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 58 m