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Manawatu Gorge Walk

Manawatu Gorge Walk

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When:

  • Sat 1 Mar ’14, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Where:

Palmerston North City i-SITE Visitor Centre , The Square, Palmerston North

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Transport and host only: $25.00

Website:

www.mwf.org.nz

The 10km Manawatu Gorge Track passes through a unique landscape of steep greywacke ranges covered in native vegetation. The track provides an opportunity to enjoy native bush, scenic views and wildlife only a short distance from Palmerston North. The track climbs steadily before levelling out for a spell high above the gorge. Five viewpoints along the way give spectacular views of the river, road, railway, reserve and nearby windfarms. Walking time from 3 to 5 hours. The walk finishes up at the ‘Bridge Café

The Manawatu Gorge Walk is part of the Manawatu Walking Festival which runs over the weekend 28 February – 2nd March 2014 and is focused on bringing together walkers from around New Zealand to experience the variety of great walks in the Manawatu.

This festival has walks for all ages and fitness levels, with plenty of options to choose from including the iconic Manawatu Gorge Track through native bush, a twilight beach walk where you can get sand between your toes and an urban art and sculpture walk to soak up the City culture. There is even a vineyard tour with tasting and a farm walk thrown in for good measure.

Hosting this festival is a wide range of experts ranging from tramping guides and historians through to storytellers, nature experts, experienced walkers and photographers – all of whom are wanting to share their knowledge to help enhance your walking experience in Manawatu.

For more information see the website above, bookings must be made online, there are no ticket sales on the day.

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