Parks, Reserves, and Beaches
Discover the many parks, reserves, and beaches in the Region which provide an ideal setting for any outdoor pursuit, from adventure activities, to birdwatching, bushwalking, photography, and fishing.
Totara Reserve Regional Park is an ancient forest in the beautiful Pohangina Valley offering camping, walks and swimming. MORE...
This local favourite is a beautiful and extensive inner city park adjacent to the Manawatu River, which was opened to mark Queen Victoria's 60th Jubilee. MORE...
Victoria Esplanade Drive
Main Street East
Only 30 minutes away from the City centre, this west coast beach is ideal for fishing, walking, kayaking and more. MORE...
Himatangi Beach Road
A small coastal village, Tangimoana is at the mouth of the Rangitikei River and has a sand dune landscape, similar to the other beaches in this area MORE...
Tangimoana Beach Road
Napier Road (SH 3)
Manawatu Gorge (Eastern Side)
Mount Lees Reserve
Located in a beautiful rural setting, this unique scenic reserve offers visitors the chance to explore and enjoy the tranquil surrounds. MORE...
Open 7 days from 9am to 5pm
199 Ngaio Road
Raumai Reserve is a scenic picnic spot located right beside the river in the Pohangina Valley. MORE...
Pohangina Valley East Road
Ruahine Dress Circle Scenic Reserve
Tucked away on a side road off Ruahine Road in the northern Manawatu is an amazing picnic and swimming spot, which has been a well-known local secret for over 100 years. MORE...
Vinegar Hill / Putai Ngahere
Vinegar Hill is one of the regions most popular picnic and camping reserves and is located alongside the Rangitikei River, where a mighty 300 year old totara tree looks over the grounds as a guardian. MORE...
Vinegar Hill Road
Located in Feilding Township, Kowhai Park offers something for everyone. MORE...
What once was farmland struggling to survive on very wet land is nowbeing developed into a beautiful wetlands! MORE...
1238 Pohangina Road
2527 Rangiwahia Road
Londons Ford is a unique and picturesque picnic area set in a stunning valley between Kimbolton/Apiti. MORE...
Londons Ford Rd,
Anzac Park was established during WWI and offers great views across the city as well as a walking track. On a clear day, it is possible to see through to both Mount Ruapehu and Mount Egmont. MORE...
Edwards Pit Park Reserve
Explore this extraordinary park filled with wetlands, open grass spaces, pathways, boardwalks and clusters of native plantings. MORE...
Te Apiti Wind Farm Lookout
Peppered across the Ruahine and nearby Tararua ranges, and visible from many spots throughout the city and region, take the opportunity to see the wind turbines up close at the Meridian Energy Te Apiti Wind Farm Lookout. MORE...
414 Saddle Road