Manawatu River Pathway

Fitness level: Low

The Manawatu River Pathway is a popular scenic spot for walkers and cyclists.


Experience the ever changing views of Manawatu River and its surrounds on this open, flat walkway which follows the River from the end of Maxwells Line through to Riverside Drive.  While the entire route might not suit an evening stroll, numerous access points allow for the option of shorter walks. 


Approximate Distances of walkway sections:

Paneiri Park - End of Dittmer Drive: 2.37 kilometres;

End of Dittmer Drive - Fitzherbert Avenue: 1.31 kilometres;

Fitzherbert Avenue - Albert Street: 1.69 kilometres;

Albert Street - Waterloo Crescent: 0.61 kilometres;

Waterloo Crescent - Ayr Place: 0.60 kilometres;

Ayr Place - Ruahine Street: 0.92 kilometres;

Ruahine Street - Ruamahunga Crescent: 1.10 kilometres;

Ruamahunga Crescent - Napier Road: 0.34 kilometres;

Napier Road - Riverside Drive: 0.94 kilometres

Total Distance: 9.86 kilometres




Outdoor Safety Code:
1. Plan your trip
2. Tell someone
3. Be aware of the weather
4. Know your limits
5. Take sufficient supplies

For more information visit Adventure Smart

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Physical address
Maxwells Line to Riverside Drive
Palmerston North City
New Zealand

Facilities and Features
Toilets - Fitzherbert Avenue access.