Walking Trails and Tramping

Local Walks around the Matamata township

Centennial Drive

Centennial Drive

Matamata

Centennial Drive is a stunning botanical park that winds its way through the Matamata town centre. 

Tom Grant Drive

Tom Grant Drive

Matamata

Tom Grant Drive is the extension of Centennial Drive, continuing through the residential area of Matamata. This part of the drive is newer, with fewer developed trees, but featuring several beautiful gardens and a children’s playground. Tom Grant Drive is an ideal walk for the whole family.

Neil Algar/Furness Park Walkway

Neil Algar/Furness Park Walkway

Matamata

This pleasant walk on flat ground links Furness and Neil Algar Reserves. The walk is mostly flat and pathed, making it ideal for older people and people with limited physical abilities.

Matamata Surroundings 

Wairere Falls

Wairere Falls

Matamata/Kaimai Ranges

Wairere Falls Track weaves its way through moss covered rocks and tree roots. Large round boulders form natural pools and cascading waterfalls.

Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway

Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway

Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park

Situated at the base of the Coromandel Range, the Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway follows the old railway line between Paeroa and Waihi, giving access to impressive remains from the mining and railway eras.

Mount Te Aroha

Mount Te Aroha

Te Aroha

A series of walks up and around Mount Te Aroha offer stunning views and give access to the Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park.

Waiorongomai Valley tramping tracks

Waiorongomai Valley tramping tracks

Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park

Explore pack tracks and tramlines from gold mining days – the shorter option is suitable for children and follows New Zealand’s oldest known railway (1882-83) with the original rail still in place.

Waitawheta Tramway

Waitawheta Tramway

Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park

Follow an old tramline (1898 – 1928) on a relatively flat track through the spectacular Waitawheta Gorge – with interpretation panels as well, it’s a great option for kids.

Te Tapui Scenic Reserve

Te Tapui Scenic Reserve

Waikato/Cambridge

Climb up the Maungakawa summit and lookout tower for great views of the surrounding countryside.

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