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Arapuni Swing Bridge to Jones Landing , Waikato

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Arapuni Swing Bridge to Jones Landing Beginner

Submitted by Linda Downes

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Urban fringe

Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush


1:30 (Slow)
1:10 (Moderate)
0:50 (Fast)



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Starting at the toilets near the Swingbridge you want to turn on the left hand trail just before the Swingbridge (you can detour onto the swing bridge on the way back)

You will be treated with lovely undulating trail under old pines. At 1.6km you will cross the main road at the dam, look out for trucks and cars! Just across the road there is a bit of gravel parking area, which is where the trail begins again. The trail follows the Waikato River and has lots of wee ups and downs, really picturesque and pretty. You will come to your longest climb - the 5 min detour up to the lookout is highly recommended. Youll then make your way down the hill to Jones Landing camping ground.

Return the same way.

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Features of interest

Hydro Dam, high bluffs 

Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 50%

Easy Single Track: 49%

Sealed Road: 1%

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  • Access

    The start of the trail is next to the toilets on Arapuni Road - there are around 3 carparks here.
    Or you can park down by the bowling club (just a short 1 min drive), you will see signs about parking down there

    Follow the signs that direct you to park

    14 km

    14 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Track is very easy to follow, follow the blue Waikato river trail markers.


    Long-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    Take your own drinking water

    Muddy after rain. Lookout out can be cold if exposed to wind

    Mountain bikers

  • Post run indulgence

    Rubarb Cafe
    Arapuni road
    They have yummy food and coffee

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