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Waikato region offers a range of excellent walking and hiking trails to suit all levels these school holidays, says leading Hamilton East accommodation provider, Aspen Manor Motel.
The school holidays take place from Saturday 29 September till Sunday 14 October.
With the new spring flowers in bloom, the team at Aspen Manor Motel have put together a list of their favourite walking/hiking tracks ideal for you to experience this spring.
Kauri Loop Track, Hakarimata Scenic Reserve, North Waikato
Kauri Loop Track gives you the unique opportunity to view native mighty Kauri trees up close. With babbling streams and picturesque waterfalls, this track will also take you through a grove of young Kauri, as well as Rimu and Nikau. “This charming bush walk is perfect for those who want to see some native trees,” says Aspen Manor Motel owner Grace Tong.
Hamilton City River Walk
For something a little closer to home, check out the Hamilton City River Walk. This scenic shared walkway and cycleway runs for 10km through central Hamilton, along the banks of the famous Waikato River.
The Blue Spring at Te Waihou Walkway
The Blue Spring at Te Waihou Walkway is perfect for active families who love to experience our great outdoors this spring. The Blue Spring at Te Waihou Walkway is internationally acclaimed with water so pure it supplies around 60% of New Zealand’s bottled water.
Ruakuri Walk Waitomo
With a strong cultural significance to Maori, the Ruakuri Walk Waitomo walk includes limestone outcrops, native forest and small caves to be explored. “This is a fantastic free attraction, making it great for budget conscience families,” adds Grace.
Hakarimata Summit Track
For fitness freaks and those that like a challenge, Hakarimata Summit Track is prefect choice this spring. A 335m ascent of 1,349 well-constructed and maintained steps takes you to the summit of the Hakarimata Range.
Now that spring is here it is the perfect time to explore the Waikato region by foot and with a variety of great walking trails there is something to suit everyone.
Contact Aspen Manor Motel
Address: 209 Grey Street, Hamilton East, Hamilton, New Zealand
Phone: +64-7-856 9029
Fax: +64-7856 9028
Reservation Free phone: 0800 ASPEN 9 (0800 27736 9)
Phone: 0274 587 724
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