Best wildlife trails in Waikato, New Zealand

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Explore the most popular wildlife 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 wildlife trails in Waikato, New Zealand
Top trails (50)
#1 - 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
#2 - Windows Walk
Paeroa, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 26 m
NOTE: Users have reported that as of July 2020, there is a partial closure on this trail.Show more
#3 - Hakarimata Walkway
Ngaruawahia, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 57 m
Great hike or climb. More than 1100 steps up, it’s well shaded. There's a beautiful little waterfall towards the bottom of the stairs. Great workout for a day. Trail is well maintained. The summit has a great view of the Waikato. Show more
#4 - 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
#5 - Mount Karioi Track
Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 3 h 22 m
Fun hike with mesmerizing views. It is quite fun with the use of chains, ladders and (basic) rock climbing to traverse the mountain. Some spots are quite muddy and steep which can be tricky to deal with. However the views are worth it. Expect to get your hands dirty.Show more
#6 - Mount Pirongia via Tirohanga and Mahaukura Track
Mount Pirongia Forest Park
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Length: 8.4 mi • Est. 5 h 32 m
Very intense trail if you’re a beginner hiker. It can take 8 hours to complete this loop. Absolutely stunning views with a breathtaking experience. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/waikato/places/pirongia-forest-park/things-to-do/pirongia-summit-via-mahaukura-and-tirohanga-tracks/Show more
#7 - Nikau Walk and Kaniwhaniwha Cave
Ohaupo, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 5.0 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
#8 - Crown Track
Paeroa, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 3 h 30 m
#9 - Mount William via Mount William Walkway
Pokeno, Waikato, New Zealand
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
Note: The top of the trail is closed.Show more
#10 - Mount Tirohanga Track
Mount Pirongia Forest Park
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Length: 2.2 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
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