There are so many great tracks, parks, beaches and cafes in New Zealand which are dog friendly. The dogs love getting out and about, and it is an awesome way to spend time with your dog(s) while keeping you all fit and healthy. Here you can find some of my favourites to go walking and exploring with my dogs, and I’m hoping to add lots more this summer!
Most of the trails, parks and beaches we feature here are in the Waikato (Hamilton and surrounding towns) and Franklin areas, though we plan to venture further afield as time allows.
All information provided here is as accurate as possible at the time it was posted, however things may change without warning so always follow all signage and use common sense. Keep your dogs under proper control and clean up after them so that dogs continue to be allowed access to these awesome places.
Easy Walk – Flat to Rolling with easier steps, doable for most people with a reasonable level of mobility.
Easy-Medium Walk – Easy, but might be some slightly more difficult parts.
Medium – Stairs or lots of hills. Well maintained and most people with a reasonable level of fitness could complete.
Advanced – Hiking track with steep challenging parts, good level of fitness required.