Manawatu Region Walks & Hikes


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We’ve been out walking all over the Manawatu Region and documented our hiking journeys.

All the walks and hikes we’ve done are free for everyone to enjoy, no need to pay anything to walk them. This page is full of walks suitable for everyone from short walks to big hikes, the Manawatu Region in New Zealand has it all. We’ve taken stunning photos, and documented everything you need to know about each walk. Choose the area you’re interested in walking and click on one of the boxes below. 

Ruapehu, Tongariro National park - Manawatu Region, North Island - Copyright

Tongariro National Park & Mt Ruapehu walks and hiking

Find out why Tongariro National Park is one of the best places to walk & explore. Discover our favourite short walks or full day hiking tracks around the Tongariro National Park area. Located in the stunning North Island of New Zealand, Tongariro National Park has plenty of great walking and hiking.

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Our Tips & Tricks on booking your hiking trip:

We’ve found the best prices for your hiking or walking trip in New Zealand. Great deals on things like accommodation, transport and tours.

Lowest Price Guarantee on Campervan Hire from Queenstown Airport – Compare Prices of 15 Motorhome Companies

Jucy Rentals are definitely the cheapest with a really big range of camper-vans. If you’re looking for a van you can stand up in or with a bit more room then try MightyBritz and Maui are very popular, they cater for small and really big campers.

Find accommodation near your hike

I always use instead of Airbnb for all my accommodation now. It works out cheaper, they don’t have those extra “Service Fees” or extra “cleaning fees”. Looks cheap until you get to pay. Plus have a lot of holiday homes now, pretty much the same selection as Airbnb. You won’t miss out on the range.