The most obvious attraction in this region is the drag racing and go-carting along with big V8 super car racing at Hampton Downs near Huntly.
But there’s many more Must-Do activities to see;
Cycling: If you want to test your fitness or simply enjoy the views check out the Waikato River cycling trails. Some of the hard-bitten cyclists will be up for pushing their suffer scores, and here’s the link where you can check it all out. The whole family, young and old, can also enjoy a fun day out biking too. The trail takes you through exotic native forest, wetlands and passed volcanic outcrops, hydropower dams and a suspended bridge. You’ll hear native birdsong as you make your way past dense vegetation along the riverside. Occasional small villages with local cafes offer friendly hospitality with good food and coffee after a hard day in the saddle.
Mountain Walk: Situated near Ngaruawahia, the Hakarimata Summit Track and native bush reserve offer a perfect day out in amongst native forest. The summit walk has 1,000 steps to the top and a magnificent view across the 1,850 hectares of native forest in the surrounding Scenic Reserve. The summit walk is not for the faint-hearted, but there are lovely walks in this pristine setting for everyone to enjoy. The walking trail has picturesque streams, waterfalls and abundant birdlife.
Maori Wars: Visit the historical site of Rangiriri Pa and learn about the remains of the fortifications where 1,500 British troops attacked the Maori forces on 23rd November 1863. Both sides suffered huge losses. Outside viewing is available at all times. Learn more from the link below.
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