Cambridge NZ to Lake Karapiro cycleway-walkway

Map: updated 19/3/2011

Cambridge NZ to Lake Karapiro cycleway-walkway
This photograph: this evening 17:44 28/8/2010

Our portion of the national cycleway-walkway (the westerly end beginning at the intersection of Carlyle Street where Browning Street becomes Maungatautari Road – here in Leamington; which I assume will ultimately become part of Te Araroa – although I’m a tad uncertain as to how – and when – this jigsaw fits together) is under construction as we speak. Obviously a useful edition to the local infrastructure for the World Rowing Championships in sixty days time. Some 6km in length, give or take, and running alongside Maungatautari Road (and the Waikato River – a paddock or so to the north) through that area known as Pukekura to Judd Lane at Lake Karapiro. The part at the Karapiro Hydro dam end being the interesting bit – a boardwalk arrangement below the place called Crows Nest (Redoubt) or Te Tiki o te Ihingarangi just as you drop down to the dam.

Cambridge NZ to Lake Karapiro cycleway-walkway
This photograph: 14:25 26/8/2010

P.S. Have just discovered another name: It will eventually form part of “Te Awa – the Great New Zealand River Ride”, stretching from Ngaruawahia to Horahora. Not sure who is being quoted there? Do I need to add here that the Waikato River – which in it’s 425 kilometre entirety takes a roughly northwestern course – meanders from Horohoro through Cambridge to Mystery Creek in a more distinctly east west trajectory.

3 thoughts on “Cambridge NZ to Lake Karapiro cycleway-walkway

    • Chrisitna

      I have yet to see a map. If you check this (search term: Leamington Waikato) you will see it. The western end is on the corner of Browning and Carlyle on the Cambridge greenbelt in Leamington. The eastern end is at Karapiro Hydro Dam – the road it follows is called Maungatautari Road and the area it passes through is called Pukekura. I believe the cycleway walkway is just under 6KM. It is all part of a larger project described here in a Waipa District Council Press Release around the time of the opening.


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