Manawatu Gorge Track, Ashhurst

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#3 of 21 in Trails in Manawatu-Wanganui Region
Trek through a fascinating landscape of steep ranges and native vegetation at Manawatu Gorge Track. Admire striking scenic views of the river, railway, reserve, and windfarms from five viewpoints along the way. Also keep an eye out for native wildlife and a carving of Whatonga, a celebrated 12th-century Maori navigator. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and perhaps carry a walking stick to navigate the steep sections of the trail more easily. Keep in mind the route ends in a different spot than the starting point, so pick-up should be arranged beforehand. For Manawatu Gorge Track and beyond, use our Ashhurst journey tool to get the most from your Ashhurst vacation.
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  • The Main Highway through the Gorge is changed [Closed due to a huge landslip] if placing a vehicle at one end so as to do a one way trip allow more time .Travel carefully and try to avoid the potholes...  more »
  • After a slip on the track in Oct 2016 closed part of it, the track has been changed slightly and is fully open again (mid May) so you can walk the full length from Ashurst to Woodville or vice versa a...  more »
  • Family did the Gorge Loop, many people doing it at the same time. Great sights and views, some pieces a bit more challenging on the body. Overall, awesome time.  more »

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