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Waikato River Trail Tour - Arden Hybrid Tours

Discover the beautiful Waikato region with your choice of a half or full day tour!


  • Stunning Waikato region half day or full day tours!
  • Transfer to and from Rotorua with a scenic drive through Kinleith Forest
  • Small group tour experience (maximum of five people)
  • Friendly and experienced local driver/guide!

Departing from Rotorua, experience the Waikato region by mountain bike, on foot or even hire kayaks for your adventure. Drive through South Waikato farmlands, Kinleith Forest and over the Whakamaru Dam to Mangakino Village along your journey!

Explore the Waikato River Trails that follow New Zealand’s longest river, taking you through native bush, forests, farmlands and across boardwalks, streams and suspension bridges! Mountain bikes are available for hire at the Bus Stop Café Mangakino or you can bring your own bike in the van (Limit four)!

Choose between a half day or a full day tour and with a maximum of five people per tour, this tour is a perfect small group experience! The half tour offers the Waipapa and Maraetai Sections, with the full tour offering the Waipapa, Maraetai and Whakamaru sections.

If biking isn’t for you, take a more relaxed tour with your choice of walks and cafés available along with kayak hire available at The Bus Stop Café! In the summer the Waikato region is perfect for a swim or a picnic lunch, with the stunning river and mountain vistas providing an amazing view.

Experience the Waikato region and make this tour your own with walks, mountain biking and more!

Half Day Tour $99.00 (Per Person)
Full Day Tour $125.00 (Per Person)


  • Pick up and drop off from customer accommodation.
  • Please provide your accommodation address upon booking.


  • Please Note: A minimum of 2x people is required for this tour. Pricing is per person.

    Half Day Return Time: 1:30pm (5-hour duration)

    Full Day Return Time: 5:30pm (9-hour duration)

    Pick up and Drop off:

    Pick up and drop off is provided from customer accommodation. Please provide your pick up address upon booking.

    Note: If you are more than 5km from the Rotorua i-Site (1167 Fenton Street, Rotorua 3007), please arrive outside the Museum in Government Gardens Rotorua for pick up.

Available Bookings from December 03 to December 09

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  • Half Day Tour$49.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Full Day Tour$62.50

  • Half Day Tour$69.30 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Full Day Tour$87.50

  • Half Day Tour$69.30 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Full Day Tour$125.00

  • Half Day Tour$99.00
  • Full Day Tour$87.50

  • Half Day Tour$69.30 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Full Day Tour$87.50

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