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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  • Great getting away from urban environment without travelling too far. Good length, variety and scenery as a precursor to the bigger great walks around this country. 2-3 hrs each way. Good parking eith...  more »
  • We started walking the Tawa track (starting near Ashhurst) , but the traffic noise was unpleasant and just having a barrier between the track and the highway made us feel uncomfortable, so we moved on...  more »
  • A well maintained track, with interesting signage on the way and seating for little legs to have a rest and snack. We've walked this track a few times with our young grandchildren aged between 4-9 yrs...  more »