Local Attractions



Fern Walk – 10min drive – 2 to 3 hr duration, moderate level of fitness


Pettifar & Gilchrist Loop Tracks – 2 min drive or 10min walk on road – 2 - 3 hr duration, low to moderate fitness.


Nature Trails in Reserve – 4 min drive or 15 min walk on road - 10min to 1 hr , low fitness


Gorge Walk – 30 min drive – 3 to 5 hrs one way – Moderate+ fitness


Gorge Walk Tawa Loop – 1.5 to 2 hrs western end of Gorge – Moderate fitness


Totara Reserve & Pohangina River – 20/40 min walk or 5 min drive The Totara reserve is developing an exciting, interactive playground. It has access to the Pohangina River. This is a good place for swimming or useful for other activities in and out of the water.


River Study (FREE) – Horizons Regional Council can provide a staff member to do a river study with your students. This is called WAIORA. To find out more information contact Helen Thomas – Environmental Educator on helen.thomas@horizons.govt.nz or call on 06 9522800. http://www.horizons.govt.nz/managing-environment/environmental-education/waiora/


Ashhurst Domain – 30 Min drive - Large park area, play ground, 10 min walk to Manawatu Rive



 ASHHURST, POHANGINA, PALMERSTON NORTH & FEILDING also offer some wonderful activities: The Herb Farm, Cartwheel Creamery, Te Manawa Museum, Old Coach Museum, Makino Pool, Lido Pool, Inflatable World etc…





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