Te Waihou Walkway
ElevationAscent: 172' 52 m
Descent: -110' -34 m
High: 454' 138 m
Low: 373' 114 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)
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“A beautiful trail along the amazingly blue waters of the Waihou River.”— Kristen McGlynn
Family Friendly Accessible from either end, this flat, easy path along the crystal-clear waters of the river will certainly be memorable for the entire family.
The waters of the Waihou River are a stunning, crystal clear blue. The water of this entirely spring-fed river flows from Blue Spring (Te Puna). The clarity of the water and the shocking color is further accentuated by the vibrant green vegetation growing in the river and the verdant landscape that surrounds the river valley.
The river has an important historical significance as well, as the second Maori King of New Zealand used the river as a main thoroughfare for transport and trade. Several informational plaques along the route highlight this history. The spring is now designated as a natural taonga (treasure) overseen by the local Iwi tribe.
For more information, visit the South Waikato District Council's website.
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Land Manager: South Waikato District Counsel