Welcome to one of New Zealand's most beautiful playgrounds! Join the other 50,000 people a year who enjoy this 10km walk in the hills above the Manawatu Gorge. You'll find it both physically and spiritually rewarding, surrounded by towering New Zealand native bush, hearing nothing but the songs of New Zealand birds and the trudging of your feet along the path. Look out for the enormous artwork of Whatonga, the father of the Manawatu people. There are five places to stop and be transfixed by views over the magnificent Gorge; see the railway, the reserve and the wind farms.
Be prepared for a work out - this walk takes at least two to three hours but add on time if you have children with you. The track follows a 5% gradient and can be challenging at times. Make sure you take plenty of food, water and wet weather gear. You will need to have a car parked at both ends of the walk as it is not a loop track. The track is well marked and has toilet facilities at the half way point
Contact: Tararua i-SITE
Phone: 0800 TARARUA
Activity Type: Walks & Tramps