Day Walks in Manawatu

Explore Manawatu's ancient native bush and crystal clear streams on one of these scenic day walks...

Explore Manawatu's ancient native bush and crystal clear streams on one of these scenic day walks.

Te Apiti - Manawatu Gorge Walk
This is the main walk of Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge, taking you into the lush ancient native forest. Viewing platforms are dotted along this popular track, offering breathtaking views of the river below and out across the Manawatu region. This walk is a 10km one way track, taking an average of 4-5 hours to complete. Find out more!

Sledge Track
Starting off as an easy walk, ideal for children and familes, the Sledge Track offers a great escape into the wild without travelling too far. Walking the track you will see waterfalls and swimming holes, as well as stunning rock formations in the river. The track gradually becomes steeper and more challenging, more suited to experienced trampers. Find out more!

Rangiwahia Hut Track
This iconic walk offers a pleasant amble up through red beech forest to the open tussock tops of the Ruahine Ranges. The hut is located at 1327m above sea level and the track is a well-graded climb, making it accessible for families and those new to tramping. On a clear day there are stunning views of the central plateau and across the Manawatu Plains. The walk is approximately 4.4km each way. Find out more!

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