Te Awa Cycleway

​Te Awa Shared Path​​


The Te Awa shared path is a 20km walking and cycling path that will provide a safe walking and cycling route connecting the Hamilton, Tamahere and Cambridge communities.

When complete, the Hamilton to Cambridge section will complete the full Te Awa River Ride, a 70km path that follows the Waikato River from Ngaruawahia to Horahora.


The Hamilton to Cambridge section is complex, affecting Hamilton City, Waikato District and Waipa District. The 1.8km long Hamilton section will build on our already wonderful, high quality biking facilities. Starting at the Hamilton Gardens it will follow the Waikato River, along Howell Avenue, through a boardwalk in Hammond Park and connect with the Waikato District at the Mangaonua Stream.

Hamilton's flat landscape makes it ideal for people of all ages and fitness levels to bike or walk. We want biking to be a normal part of day-to-day life and we're committed to enabling people to move around our city in an active way.

Construction of the $6m Hamilton section is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

We're striving to make transportation better and safer for all Hamiltonians and take a collaborative approach to finding transportation solutions. The Te Awa shared path is funded by each of the councils in partnership with the Waka Kotahi (NZ Transport Agency), the Te Awa River Ride Charitable Trust and the Ministry of Business, Industry and Employment (MBIE). ​

Page reviewed: 26 Feb 2021 4:20pm