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Self Guided Waikato River Trail Adventure with Night Kayak

Piarere, Waikato - Show on map
Riverside Adventures Waikato

Self Guided Waikato River Trail Adventure with Night Kayak


  • Glow worm viewing by kayak at night
  • Walk from Jones Landing to Arapuni Dam
  • Bike from Arapuni Dam to Little Waipa

Tackle the Waikato River Trail by bike, by foot and by boat! Walk, ride and paddle along parts of the trail and explore spectacular native bush, with stops at Jones Landing, Arapuni Dam and Little Waipa. Paddle on Pokaiwhenua Stream and let the glow worms guide you.

What's Included?

  • Self guided adventure on the Waikato River Trail
  • All equipment hire
  • Shuttle transport

As New Zealand's longest river, the Waikato River has plenty to explore!

On this self guided tour, take yourself along the river by foot, by bike and by boat. First you'll walk from Jones Landing to Arapuni Dam before jumping on your bike and heading to Little Waipa or beyond.

In the afternoon or early evening, head out along Pokaiwhenua Stream for a gentle paddle as you gaze at the glow worms guiding you.

This is a self guided adventure with plenty of opportunity for you to stop for photos or take in your surroundings.

Session Length

  • Please allow a full day for this experience


A zero alcohol and smoking policy applies.


  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • All children under 15 to be accompanied by a capable adult


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

Minimum numbers are required for this to proceed.

Dress Code

Please bring warm layer clothing (preferrably not cotton) as evening temperatures do drop. No jeans. Overpants, splash jackets and wetshoes will be provided.

Other Info

Cameras are okay for going upstream while it's still light - they are no good after dark as the flash will spoil the viewing of the Glow Worms for yourself and others on the tour.

This experience takes place in Piarere, Waikato - 15 minutes from Cambridge, 45 minutes from Rotorua, 45 mins from Tauranga.

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