Track Grade: Walking Track
Duration of Event: 6 – 6.5 hours
This 11.5km track through Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge is the longest of all the tracks, in the Gorge, 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.
We’ll be walking through a unique landscape of steep greywacke ranges covered in towering trees and thick bush. Guided by members of Forest & Bird we’ll see an interesting mix of native plants including tawa and podocarp, as well as many nikau palms. Along the route there are five viewpoints that allow us to tower above the trees and glimpse the beauty of the gorge from above. From the river, to the railway, the reserves, and Manawatu’s iconic wind farms, we will be able to see all Te Apiti has to offer.
After the 2016 floods wiped out part of the old track there is now a new track at the Woodville end of the Gorge.
At the end of our walk, we’ll end up at the Bridge Cafe. Set amongst the trees. This cafe is a local favorite and does great coffee, before returning to the city.
Please ensure that you wear appropriate walking footwear, bring warm clothing, and pack plenty of adequate drink and food.
Date: Sunday 11 March 2018
Depart: Bus departs Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, 326 Main St, Palmerston North at 9am and returns to the city from Beyond the Bridge Cafe later in the afternoon.
Distance: 11.5 kilometres
Walking Time: 4 – 6 hours
Cost: $28.00 + $ for café
No ticket sales on the day.
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