Latest News

Back to Latest News back


Waikato walking and cycling link development set to start

Waikato walking and cycling link development set to start
October 9, 2019

Construction on the first section of the 20 kilometre Cambridge to Hamilton Te Awa shared path is set to get underway, with the cycling and walking trail, which runs from Hamilton Gardens to Cambridge’s Avantidrome, expected to be an important link for the Tamahere community, as well as linking together the existing routes that will make up the full 60 kilometre Te Awa River Ride.

New Zealand Associate Transport Minister Julie Anne Genter announced the start of the works at the end of last month, advising that says she is confident the shared path will be a fantastic addition to the network of cycle trails in the Waikato.

She stated “in addition to providing safer cycling and walking links to key facilities such as the school, shops and the church for the Tamahere community, this final link in the Te Awa shared path will bring further recreational and tourism opportunities to communities along the mighty Waikato River.”

The path will be predominantly off-road and will follow the banks of the Waikato River in places. Including bridges over stream gullies and boardwalks it is expected to be used by more than 200 walkers and cyclists to use the pathway each day.

Predicting that the shared path from Lake Karapiro to Ngaruawahia will help link people to the places that bring people together, Hamilton City Council Project Engineer, Pune Brown stated “I think it will give people like me the chance to get out of our comfort zones knowing that If we’re biking or walking, we will be safe. I will be able to treat my family to a picnic or treat myself to getting out and exercising.”

The New Zealand Transport Agency delivered section of the Te Awa shared path is expected to be completed within six months and will cost $7.9 million.

In total, the cost of the full 20 kilometre shared path between Hamilton and Cambridge is estimated to be approximately $20 million. The three councils are expected to begin construction of their sections within the next year, with the full path complete by 2021.

Related Articles

6th August 2019 - North Waikato trail network needed to protect recreational activities and tourism

15th June 2017 - Record numbers take to New Zealand’s national walking trail

18th July 2016 - City Care to look after Waikato District Council’s open spaces

12th April 2016 - Megan Gale promotes the New Zealand Cycle Trail in new campaign

6th April 2016 - Heartland Ride Rere Falls a vital part of the New Zealand Cycle Trail

29th July 2015 - New Zealand Cycle Trail gets further backing for six new projects

16th March 2015 - Rivers support health of Waikato tourism

11th September 2014 - Avantidrome to host first international event

11th June 2014 - New Programme to boost success of Waikato Performance Athlete Coaches

12th April 2014 - Avantidrome officially opens with Royals in attendance

21st September 2011 - Waikato/Bay of Plenty to be home of national cycling hub

22nd July 2010 - Funding approved for eight more cycle trails

7th May 2010 - New Zealand Cycle Trail gives $3.4 million to Waikato River Trail

Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.


supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all


revolutioniseSPORT is the emerging market leader in online club management in Australia. Whether it is memberships, registrations, events, online sales or governance tools - revolutioniseSPORT is the…

read more

Recreation / Sport / Technology



SPORTENG specialises in the Planning, Design and Construction inspection of Fields of Play for all sports. Blending engineering with the specialist knowledge gained from working closely with sport…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces / Venues



About Priava's Technology -  Priava is a cloud-based and centralised venue and event management system aimed at venues of all sizes. With its familiar and easy-to-use web interface, the…

read more

Attractions / Billing / Entertainment / Events / Technology



Centaman has been a market leader in Enterprise Software Solutions for the leisure and recreation industry and both profit and not-for-profit attractions since 1991. It offers a wide range of software…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology / Ticketing


ProSlide Technology

ProSlide is the global leader in water ride design and manufacturing, supplying high-performance water attractions to new and expanding water parks around the world. For over three decades, ProSlide…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Waterparks



Clubware’s online gym software is not your run of the mill management system. It has been carefully designed to incorporate all the elements that a fitness club would need. How did we do that?…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Recreation



Developed in Europe, this innovative system offers a safety management solution for swimming pools that checks individual swimmers via their wristband - monitoring their depth and time. Sensors…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Safety / Technology / Waterparks


Jonas Leisure

Jonas Software operates over 110 independently managed software brands around the world, providing them with the strategic guidance and financial security required to be leaders in their respective…

read more

Aquatics / Billing / Fitness / Recreation / Sport


get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business