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Tawa Track Walk


Sat 1 Mar 2014, 9:30am–1:00pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Transport and host only: $23.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Starting from the Ashhurst end, the Tawa Track gives an alternative shorter walk to that of the Manawatu Gorge Track. This 4 km walk includes Tom’s Lookout” offering views over Palmerston North and Ashhurst, and joins up with a track created by the New Zealand Transport Agency that provides a lookout over a massive slip that closed the gorge road for over a year.

The Tawa Track 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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