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
Totara Reserve Regional Park is an ancient forest in the beautiful Pohangina Valley offering camping, walks and swimming. MORE...
Address:
Churchill Drive
Pohangina Valley
Victoria Esplanade
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...
Address:
Victoria Esplanade Drive
West End
Palmerston North
4410
Memorial Park
Memorial Park offers a wide range on activities for the whole family. MORE...
Address:
Main Street East
Palmerston North
Timona Park
Discover this expansive riverside park in Feilding.  MORE...
Address:
Campbell Street
Feilding
Himatangi Beach
Only 30 minutes away from the City centre, this west coast beach is ideal for fishing, walking, kayaking and more. MORE...
Address:
Himatangi Beach Road
Himatangi Beach
Tangimoana Beach
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...
Address:
Tangimoana Beach Road
Tangimoana
Ashhurst Domain
A tranquil public park, playground and reserve situated alongside the Manawatu River. MORE...
Address:
Napier Road (SH 3)
Ashhurst 
Woodville Ferry Reserve
A large scenic reserve with scope for family activities such as picnics and camping. MORE...
Address:
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...
Operates:

Address:
Open 7 days from 9am to 5pm

199 Ngaio Road
Halcombe

 
Raumai Reserve
Raumai Reserve is a scenic picnic spot located right beside the river in the Pohangina Valley.  MORE...
Address:
Pohangina Valley East Road
Pohangina Valley
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...
Address:
Lagoon Road
Mangaweka
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...
Address:
Vinegar Hill Road
Waituna West
Kowhai Park
Located in Feilding Township, Kowhai Park offers something for everyone.  MORE...
Address:
South Street
Feilding
Pohangina Wetlands
What once was farmland struggling to survive on very wet land is nowbeing developed into a beautiful wetlands! MORE...
Address:
1238 Pohangina Road
Pohangina
Rangiwahia Domain (motorhome parking)
Campervan and Motorhome parking site situated in the heart of Rangiwahia Village. MORE...
Address:
2527 Rangiwahia Road
Rangiwahia
Apollo Park
Apollo Park is home to Palmerston North's butterfly haven.  MORE...
Address:
Apollo Parade
Milson
Palmerston North
Londons Ford
Londons Ford is a unique and picturesque picnic area set in a stunning valley between Kimbolton/Apiti. MORE...
Address:
Londons Ford Rd,
Kimbolton
Almadale Scenic Reserve
Visit this stunning reserve to have a picnic, or even a swim in the river. MORE...
Address:
Almadale Rd,
Cheltenham
Anzac Park
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...
Address:
Cliff Rd,
Palmerston North
Edwards Pit Park Reserve
Explore this extraordinary park filled with wetlands, open grass spaces, pathways, boardwalks and clusters of native plantings. MORE...
Address:
Featherston Street
Palmerston North
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...
Address:
414 Saddle Road
Ashhurst
Palmerston North.