Manawatu Gorge Track, Ashhurst

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Hiking Trail
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. Arrange to visit Manawatu Gorge Track and other attractions in Ashhurst using our Ashhurst itinerary planner.
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  • 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 »
  • A very scenic drive through the gorge with great views of the Manawatu river and railroad and tunnels alongside the other side of the gorge. Believe can be very icy in winter months  more »