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Manawatu Gorge Track

State Highway 3 | Manawatu Gorge Scenic Reserve, Ashhurst, New Zealand
+64 6-350 9700
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Family walk or training run

The loop track is great for a family. A climb to begin with but great views over the gorge if you... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Jared R
,
Palmerston North, New Zealand
A little challenging but so worth it

The gorge track is a little challenging but it is so worth the effort. I don't do much hiking and... read more

Reviewed 17 January 2017
Tuwhare
,
Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“great walk” (20 reviews)
“bush walk” (9 reviews)
“wind farm” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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State Highway 3 | Manawatu Gorge Scenic Reserve, Ashhurst, New Zealand
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+64 6-350 9700
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

The loop track is great for a family. A climb to begin with but great views over the gorge if you take the extra turn off. Doing the full walk from Balance to the Ashhurst is lovely.

Thank Jared R
Reviewed 17 January 2017

The gorge track is a little challenging but it is so worth the effort. I don't do much hiking and to start I wondered what I had said yes to but after getting into the walk I really started to enjoy myself and the views...More

1  Thank Tuwhare
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Heaps to see and walks to take, well worth the effort, we even went on a rainy windy day but where protected on the walk as its mostly through the trees. Good parking worth reading the information boards.

1  Thank Rainy0
Reviewed 4 January 2017

A must if you are into fitness. Do not park your vehicle at the Woodville end, because I know of many locals who have had their car broken into. What we used to do is take two cars and park one at the Ashhurst and...More

Thank discountbay
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I enjoy this trail every time I do it. Always something to keep an eye and ear out for like interesting trees, fungi and birds as well as the views. There are some grand old specimens of Nikau palms and Ratas. The trail is well...More

Thank Nuttykiwi
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

A good fitness test with plenty of steps & hills. The Ashhurst/ Balance return is a good workout. The walk caters for all fitness levels, with shorter tracks & viewing areas. Runners get a bad rapt sometimes, but most are courteous to other users.

1  Thank Brendan C
Reviewed 20 December 2016

We started on the Ashhurst end, and the first bit is extremely steep with lots of steps. Some great views though, and a very quiet and peaceful place to visit.

Thank marg0bebb
Reviewed 20 December 2016

highly recommend this walk,good walking shoes, a water bottle and a camera required, very popular with locals , travellers over seas visitors

Thank r0br0z
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Great getting away from urban environment without travelling too far. Good length, variety and scenery as a precursor to the bigger great walks around this country. 2-3 hrs each way. Good parking either end.

Thank Aaron M
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We started walking the Tawa track (starting near Ashhurst) , but the traffic noise was unpleasant and just having a barrier between the track and the highway made us feel uncomfortable, so we moved on to the Manawatu Gorge Loop track which is further away...More

Thank Kiwiseley
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