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Te Apiti Gorge Walk

The Manawatu Gorge has been closed for the last year due to a fault that was discovered in the... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2018
Palmerston North, New Zealand
A great place for a workout.

A great place for anyone to go and relax or go for a great workout. (There's a 45mins approx, two... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Palmerston North
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“gorge track”(13 reviews)
“loop walk”(4 reviews)
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
State Highway 3 | Manawatu Gorge Scenic Reserve, Ashhurst, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The Manawatu Gorge has been closed for the last year due to a fault that was discovered in the rock, making it too dangerous to keep open. That makes it harder to do the full 6-8 hour walk from end to end, but the 1...More

Thank tsubasani237
Reviewed 4 March 2018

A great place for anyone to go and relax or go for a great workout. (There's a 45mins approx, two way Loop track.) The loop track is great you can walk or run it and there's always people on there so it's a safe place...More

1  Thank RelaxedBoatie
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

The Manawatu Gorge road was closed so we drove to woodsville and did the walk from that end. Wow! It was amazing! Good track for beginners to advanced! We walked to the top and then ran the track back. Views are awesome!

Thank 755genh
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The Main Highway through the Gorge is changed [Closed due to a huge landslip] if placing a vehicle at one end so as to do a one way trip allow more time .Travel carefully and try to avoid the potholes on the Saddle Road the...More

Thank park-sleep
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

After a slip on the track in Oct 2016 closed part of it, the track has been changed slightly and is fully open again (mid May) so you can walk the full length from Ashurst to Woodville or vice versa again. An extra 1.2km of...More

Thank Antarisha
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Family did the Gorge Loop, many people doing it at the same time. Great sights and views, some pieces a bit more challenging on the body. Overall, awesome time.

Thank kandjhurley
Reviewed 17 March 2017

A very scenic drive through the gorge with great views of the Manawatu river and railroad and tunnels alongside the other side of the gorge. Believe can be very icy in winter months

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Love the Gorge loop more than any other bush walk in the Manawatu. And it's so popular so it must be great, right? Would recommend for anyone that s looking for a nice walk

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Found this walk to be excelerating. awesome views.and the only place in the North Island that there is road, river,and rail,all side by side. 10 out of ten, a MUST do in the area.

Thank butch29
Reviewed 31 January 2017

One of Manawatu's iconic places to visit.. Had a great time with friends.. Exhausted at the end, but enjoyed heaps..

1  Thank NithinSreeHari
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