By the river
Leisure and lifestyle on your doorstep
Situated on the mighty Waikato River and incorporating two picturesque feature lakes, Te Awa Lakes will offer a unique blend of natural beauty and recreation options.
The river and surrounding natural environment play a big role, providing opportunities for swimming, kayaking, paddleboarding and jet ski-ing. Te Awa River Ride is an established attraction, that runs right beside our boundary, for those who want a leisurely ride or full-on exercise.
Others will prefer more sedate ways to relax by the river, such as meeting up with friends, enjoying family picnics, or having a quiet beer at the waterfront gastro pub.
Away from the water, innovative new attractions will also encourage visitors to the region, while providing locals with plenty of options for active leisure and exercise. The proposed indoor/outdoor recreational zone and adventure activities will bring excitement to grown-ups and magic to children, attracting locals and tourists alike.
Whether you live at Te Awa Lakes, or you’re a visitor, there’s no need to hurry. After a busy day on the water or bike, relax at one of many cafes, bars, and restaurants in Te Awa Lakes.
So many things to discover
Looking to explore? Cycle, walk or run, the Te Awa River Ride offers more than 70 kilometres of beautiful scenery and access to the area’s rich cultural sites, including the historic Ngāruawāhia township and the Tūrangawaewae Marae.
Play a round or two at the nearby Ngāruawāhia and Horsham Downs golf courses or get in more than your share of daily steps walking the Hakarimata Summit Track.
Te Awa Lakes is the perfect base for exploring the Waikato.
The Waikato Expressway provides access to Hamilton City (15 minutes) plus all the Waikato region has to offer. Cyclists will want to visit the Avantidrome in Cambridge. Lake Karapiro is 40 minutes away. Venture further, on to Maungatautari Mountain, Raglan or the Coromandel. Or indulge in a little Tolkein tourism at Hobbiton.
Self-sufficient, sustainable, and highly connected, Te Awa Lakes will provide a place to thrive – with everything you need to live, work and play, right at your doorstep.
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