Waikato River

River in Hamilton

Bush-covered walkways run along both sides of the river and provide the city’s green belt. Jogging paths continue to the boardwalk circling Lake Rotoroa, west of the centre. Memorial Park is closer to town and has the remains of PS Rangiriri – an iron-clad, steam-powered gunboat from the Waikato War – embedded in the river bank. At the time of research, improved walking access was being developed from Victoria St, Hamilton's main shopping thoroughfare.