Welcome - Manawatu Walking Festival

Welcome to the 3rd Manawatu Walking Festival!

The Manawatu Walking Festival is an annual event which is to be held between 10-12 March 2017. The event 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.  What sets this festival apart from other walking festivals is we will be connecting walkers with hosts (guides) of similar interests – all of whom are wanting to share their knowledge to help enhance your walking experience in Manawatu.

After the walks on Saturday and Sunday why not wander over to The Square in the city.  The Rural Games have taken over the 4 quadrants of The Square for this big event and in the quadrant nearest the PNCC and the one with the lake and bridge  the organizers have a Wine and Food Expo where we could all enjoy a wine etc and sit on the grass and enjoy the festivities and chat with other walkers.  This event is free.  No booking is necessary for this.


Book your ticket online now! 

Transport starts and finishes in the Te Manawa Museum Carpark 326 Main Street, Palmerston North, NOT I-Site as previous, due to an event in The Square.

Bookings can also be made at any venue Eventfinda tickets are sold. Click here for the venues

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