Manawatu Gorge Track, Palmerston North

(4.8/5 based on 130+ 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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  • One of Manawatu's iconic places to visit.. Had a great time with friends.. Exhausted at the end, but enjoyed heaps.. 
  • Perfect place for a quick but intensive workout, Easily managed by myself and the children, Probably needs some filling in along places but other than that its a nice place to get some decent exercise...  more »
  • Good workout uphill! Nice lookouts along the way, Te Apiti was a treat to see at the half way point!! Nice downhill on the way back. We did the Tawa loop track on New Year's Day and enjoyed the sights...  more »