Category Archives: Dog Adventures

Woodlands Estate, Gordonton/Whitikahu, Hamilton

Located between Gordonton, Taupiri and Whitikahu, just north of Hamilton, Woodlands Estate is something very special. It has so much history, a stunning garden, good food & is dog friendly which is the icing on the cake. I actually grew up about 10 minutes around the corner from here, and have attended many weddings and…

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Lake D/Lake Kainui, Horsham Downs (Hamilton Area)

If you are wanting a peaceful walk with beautiful scenery and don’t mind getting your shoes a little muddy, Lake D (also named Lake Kainui) is well worth checking out! On Lake Road in Horsham Downs (just out of Hamilton and close to both Gordonton and Taupiri), this is generally a peaceful walk with lots…

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Lake Puketirini, Huntly

Lake Puketirini is a man-made lake on the west side of Huntly. Just around the corner from State Highway 1 (turn off at KFC, head over the Tainui Bridge, straight through the round about and the lake is on the right – can’t miss it!), it is an under rated gem of the Waikato. Awesome…

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Harker Reserve and Vivian Falls – Onewhero, Franklin

This is one of my favourite walks to do with the dogs, and just 45 minutes up the road from me. Harker Reserve is located at Onewhero, just around the corner from Tuakau Bridge and the Port Waikato turn off. This track is fairly quiet – I only see two or three other people most…

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Morrinsville Recreation Grounds

Located on the edge of town, Morrinsville Recreation Grounds is a beautiful area for the dogs to explore. With lots of open fields, towering trees and lovely forest walkway (the Morrinsville River Walk – approx 1.8km one way) along a small stream, it’s a great spot to visit with dogs. Mostly flat and easy to…

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