Manawatu Gorge Track, Palmerston North
(4.8/5 based on 120+ reviews on the web)
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 Palmerston North using our Palmerston North itinerary planner.
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  • Driving up to napier from palmerston north. Loved the scenery. It was almost worth doing the drive just for this set of views. Our visitor loved it. With sounds of wow about every minute. We loved it. 
  • We are a group of friends all in our late sixties and early seventies, reasonably fit. We had four cars and parked two at the Ashhurst (Palmerston North) end and two at the other end and walked back. ...  more »
  • Awesome way to get your family together for some exercise while looking at the amazing scenery. We have done both the long and short walk. Definitely need to set aside a few hours for the long walk. S...  more »