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A section of the Te Awa shared path winding through grass and trees.

Te Awa Cambridge to Hamilton shared path

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Project introduction

The Te Awa shared path provides a safe and accessible walking and cycling option between Cambridge and Hamilton. It links to other sections of the Te Awa path to create a 65km walking and cycling route between Lake Karapiro and Ngaruawahia.

  • Estimated project dates

    Oct 2019–Jun 2022
  • Project type

    Walking and cycling
  • Project status



Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency in partnership with Hamilton City Council, Waipa District Council, Waikato District Council, Waikato Regional Council and the Te Awa River Ride Charitable Trust built a shared path connecting the communities of Hamilton, Tamahere and Cambridge.

The shared path is a safe and reasonably direct route which links into key destinations as well as existing urban cycling networks. In some places the path will run alongside local roads while in other places it will be close to the Waikato River. An underpass to safely allow pedestrians and cyclists to cross State Highway 21 was opened in April 2022.

Construction on the path began in late 2019 and was completed in late 2022. The path is now being managed by the Te Awa River Ride Charitable Trust, in conjunction with local Councils.

For more information about the path, including a map, please visit the Te Awa website.

Te Awa website(external link)

Project partners