Walking Tracks | 9 Jan 2018
Let’s Get Moving!
We’re spoilt for choice in Hamilton, and the wider Waikato region with walking & hiking tracks – here are Lugton’s top picks…
- Blue Spring at Te Waihou Walkway, Putaruru
Bring the camera, a truly beautiful track! Supplying around 70% of NZ’s bottled water, the walks here range from 30 minutes to 3 hours (return).
- Hakarimata Summit Track, Ngaruawahia
Venture to the Hakarimata Summit, 374 metres above sea level, which includes the popular staircase, a great challenge for all.
- Hamilton Lake, Hamilton
Popular with runners and walkers alike, this is an easy and picturesque track in the heart of Hamilton City.
- Lake Te Koutu, Cambridge
A ‘must do’ in Cambridge, Lake Te Koutu is a hidden gem. Perfect for all perfect fitness levels, and you can bring along the dog!
- Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari, Te Awamutu
The largest ecological ‘island’ on mainland New Zealand, Maungatautari Ecological Island Reserve is a haven for native wildlife and plants, whilst also providing great walking and hiking tracks.
- Wairere Falls, Matamata
A popular Waikato walking track, Wairere Falls is the highest waterfall in the North Island, and just 10 minutes’ drive from Matamata.
Last but not least…
- Taitua Arboretum, Hamilton
Another dog friendly track, Taitua Arboretum is a tranquil spot and perfect for a leisurely stroll, or a more active walk.
Next Stop – The Village Café in Whatawhata, a rural rustic delight! Serving gold medal award winning Altura coffee, this is an idyllic venue, a place to sit back, relax and enjoy your surroundings.
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