Manawatu Gorge Bush Walk

Located on SH3, Te Apiti - Manawatu Gorge Track is a must visit, and allows you to discover ancient native bush and a land steeped in legend.

This is the longest of all the tracks and is spiritually and physically rewarding, and provides an opportunity to enjoy native bush, scenic views and wildlife only a short distance from Palmerston North. There are numerous viewing points along the way, giving you stunning views. Come face to face with the sculpture of Whatonga, the ancient warrior who has been immortalised in a 6m tall sculpture and learn about the history of this geographical location.

This track in unsealed and takes approximately 4 hours one way. It is not a loop track, so you will need to arrange return transport. For transport options, please phone the Palmerston North i-SITE on 0800 626 292.