Hire A Bike – Ngāruawāhia

Explore the Mighty Waikato alongside NZ’s longest river on the Northern most end of Te Awa ‘The Great New Zealand River Ride’



Plan your ride…


Grade:1 & 2 (easy)

Trail Type: Mostly smooth concrete, brick pathway, 2km of asphalt roads and some boardwalks

Detours: London Street on to Victoria Street, River Riders (HUB) 371 Victoria Street (Garden Place), Hamilton CBD, Victoria on the river onto Hamilton Gardens.

Additional Information:

Ngāruawāhia to Hamilton Gardens – 27kms (Allow 2-4 hours)

river-riders-icon River Riders ‘Powered by’ are based at multiple pick up and drop off points along Te Awa ‘The Great New Zealand River Ride’

river-riders-icon Walk-in bookings available from River Riders Hamilton Central Depot ( and River Riders Cambridge Depot (Podium Lodge) only. Coming soon walk in bookings from River Riders Ngāruawāhia Depot (Durham Precinct). Subject to availability. Completing a pre-booking form is advised to secure your booking request.

river-riders-icon Bookings from the  Ngāruawāhia Depot need to be booked one day in advance.

Te Awa Map


Use this booking service to select your bikes, accessories, pick up/drop off times and depots.


1HR: $29pp / 2HR: $49pp / 4HR: $69pp / 8HR: $99pp

Standard bikes
1HR: $19pp / 2HR: $29pp / 4HR: $39pp / 8HR: $59pp

MULTI-DAY: Pricing viewable after selecting ‘from’ and to ‘dates’.

IMPORTANT: All bikes are subject to availability. To ensure you get the bike you have booked please ensure you complete your booking at least six (6) hours before your pick-up time.



Choose from the following transport options

Self drive: Recommended for return rides or pre-arranged pick ups

Public Transport: Take advantage of public transport and hop aboard the Northern Connector Busit 20 bus.
Hire an eBike from us and receive a complimentary FREE bus ticket.
Find out more here

Shuttle: Book a shuttle to drop you off or pick you up from $120.00 inc gst (subject to availability/pre-bookings in advance only)

Trailers/Bike transport: We have a number of bike transportation options available, from 2 bikes to 20+ bikes, we can get you and your bikes to any one of the great trails in the ‘Mighty Waikato’.

Guided rides: Our guides will make sure you stay on track and don’t miss a thing, leading you safely to all the best spots along the Waikato river so you can experience history, culture, heritage, great food and coffee – $50 per hour for 1-5 riders or FREE with groups of 6 or more (Must book 48hours in advance)

Pick up Info

eBikes can be picked up from our Northern base at The Ngāruawāhia Squash Club, The Point, Ngāruawāhia (See google map below for directions)

Self drive: Park at the free public car park at The Point for a return ride, Park your self-contained camper/motorhome here for a maximum of 3 days.

Public transport: Hop on the Northern Connector Busit 21 which departs regularly near our central Hamilton location on route to Ngāruawāhia and also leave’s Ngāruawāhia at regular intervals on route to Hamilton
Take advantage of this service to be transported back to your vehicle/start point or dropped off for a return bike ride back to your vehicle/start point.
Find out more here

Shuttle: Inquire about a shuttle service when you submit your pre-booking (subject to availability/pre-bookings in advance only)

Accomodation: Find out more here

Drop Off

eBikes can be dropped off at our Northern base, The Ngāruawāhia Squash Club, at The Point in Ngāruawāhia (See google map for directions below)

Self drive: Organise for someone to pick you up from here

Public Transport: Hop on the Northern Connector Busit 21 in Ngāruawāhia just 5mins walk form this drop off point, stick around a while and enjoy the reserve situated at the meeting of the Waipa and Waikato rivers under the Hakarimata ranges before you depart.
Find out more here

Shuttle: Inquire about a shuttle to pick you up from this drop off point by submitting a pre-booking form (subject to availability/pre-bookings in advance only)

Accomodation: Find out more here