Manawatu-Wanganui Region Walks


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The Manawatu Region covers a large area including National Park walks and Palmerston North walks.

If you’re looking for a hike that’ll take you through some stunning New Zealand scenery, you’ll want to check out the walks in Manawatu Region. Covering an area of nearly 5,000 square kilometres, the region includes parts of both the Tararua and Ruahine Ranges and offers everything from easy nature walks to challenging hikes through rugged National Parks. And if Palmerston North is your starting point, you’re spoiled for choice with walking trails right on your doorstep! So whether you’re an experienced hiker or just looking for a leisurely stroll, get outdoors and explore the beauty of Manawatu Region.

Tararua Ranges

Unfortunately, we don’t have any walks in Tararua Ranges yet, but there is a very good local tramping club called Tararua Tramping Club that has many walks on their website.

Tongariro Northern Circuit - walk by Olly from Freewalks - National Park

Tongariro Northern Circuit – Great Walk

The Tongariro Nothern Circuit great walk starts and ends at the historic Chateau Tongariro where you can stay before or after your walk.

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Blyth Hut with views over Tongariro National Park.

Blyth Hut via Waitonga Falls Walk in Tongariro National Park

3.7 km • 1hr 30 minutes one way, 3 hours return • It’s an easy walk in the Tongariro National Park.

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Opunake Loop Trail

8.3 km • 1 hour 30 mins • Easy

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National Park » Tawhai Falls Walk Mt Ruapehu - Copyright

Tawhai Falls Walk Mt Ruapehu

0.50 kms • 20 minutes • Easy

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Tama Lakes Walk, Ruapehu

17 kms • 2 hours 30 minutes to Upper Tama Lake • Medium

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Silica Rapids Walk, Ruapehu, Tongariro National park

Silica Rapids Walk, Ruapehu

4.70 kms • 2 hours 10 minutes • Easy

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