Walk & Hike

The stunning terrain of the Ruahine and Tararua Ranges offer walks, hikes and multi-day tramps for all abilities and are dotted with a solid range of huts, lodges and even bivvy’s. All of this makes for a diverse and exciting outdoor playground, right in the big backyard of Palmerston North City.

Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge Track
Home of native fauna, birdlife, and captures the beauty of the awe-inspiring Te Apiti - Manawatu Gorge - New Zealand.  MORE...
Address:
SH3
Manawatu Gorge
New Zealand
Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge Tawa Loop
This track provides all the beauty and wilderness of the main track, with less than half the distance and half the time. MORE...
Address:
SH3 
Manawatu Gorge
New Zealand
Rangiwahia Hut Track
Slightly challenging but hugely rewarding tramp onto the tops of the Ruahine Ranges. MORE...
Address:
Renfrew Road
Rangiwahia
New Zealand
Sledge Track
Scenic walk with stunning waterfalls, swimming holes and rock formations along the way. MORE...
Address:
Kahuterawa Road
Palmerston North
Pettifar & Gilchrist Loop Tracks
Making use of the Old Coach Road, take a walk through this ancient native forest, with proud totara trees reaching towards the sky. Abundant with bird life, such as the Tui, Fantail, Bellbird and Kereru Wood Pigeon. MORE...
Address:
Pohangina Valley East Rd
Pohangina
Limestone Creek Reserve Glow Worm Caves
Discover real middle earth and explore awe-inspiring caves and gorges.  MORE...
Address:
Limestone Road via Table Flat Road
Apiti
Manawatu
Fern Walk
The popular Fern Walk leads you through one of the regions most ancient remnants of native bush - Totara Reserve. This scenic walk is a must-do while in the Manawatu! MORE...
Address:
Pohangina Valley East Rd
Pohangina
Alice Nash Heritage Memorial Lodge Track
Ideal walk for families with breathtaking views and hut style accommodation. MORE...
Address:
Table Flat Road
Apiti
New Zealand
Beehive Creek Walk
A family friendly walk, with children able to paddle in the shallow creek.  MORE...
Address:
Pohangina Road
Pohangina 
New Zealand
Manawatu River Pathway
The Manawatu River Pathway is a popular scenic spot for walkers and cyclists. MORE...
Address:
Maxwells Line to Riverside Drive
Palmerston North City
New Zealand
Deerford Track to Makiekie Creek
Experience the Deerford Track, Short Knights loop and the Makiekie Creek. MORE...
Address:
Limestone Road End
Apiti
New Zealand
Iron Gates Gorge via Oroua River
Discover the beauty of the Iron Gates Gorge.  MORE...
Address:
Petersons Road end
Apiti
New Zealand
Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge Loop Track
This short, well formed track is clearly sign-posted and is suitable for push-chairs. MORE...
Address:
SH3 
Manawatu Gorge
New Zealand
Iron Gates Gorge Walk via Stoat Trap Track
This newly formed track is set in the Ruahine Ranges and is scenic walk down to the iconic Iron Gates Gorge. MORE...
Address:
Petersons Road end
Apiti
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...
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Address:
Open 7 days from 9am to 5pm

199 Ngaio Road
Halcombe

 
No.1 Line Track
Located within the Ruahine Forest Park with consists of beautiful bush covered ranges. MORE...
Address:
Number 1 Line
Pohangina Valley
Maharahara Peak Track
Maharahara Track is a beautiful scenic route into the Ruahine Ranges. MORE...
Address:
Opawa Road
Pohangina Valley
Branch Road Walkway
The scenic walkway follows the route of an abandoned country road that links the Pohangina Village with Ridge Road. MORE...
Address:
Kuku Road
Pohangina Village
Purity Hut
Purity Hut perches high above the bush line on the Hikurangi Range, one of the highest points in the Ruahine Forest Park. MORE...
Address:
Mangakukeke Road
Mangaweka
Kahikatea Walk
This easy walk is a great introduction to broadleaved forest suitable for young and old. MORE...
Address:
Pohangina Valley East Rd
Pohangina
Rangiwahia Bush Reserve Walk
Discover this hidden stand of native virgin bush reserve in the historic settlement of Rangiwahia Village. There are some stunning viewpoints along the way, and birdlife is plentiful at certain times of the year. MORE...
Address:
Rangiwahia Rd,
Rangiwahia
Bledisloe to Old West Road
City Walk: This one-way walk takes you through a variety of landscapes with native bush, pine forest, farmland and stunning views, and has links through to the Massey Arboretum. MORE...
Address:
Various access points include:
Old West Road
La Lena Grove
Massey University Avenue
Tennent Drive