2018 Manawatu Walking Festival

The Manawatu Walking Festival  coming in its 4th year, is offering walkers and trampers from throughout New Zealand, lots of  interesting and inspiring walks from 9-11 March 2018.


Here are just some of the walks tramps that are in the 2018 festival:

The walks will range from a Sunset Beach Walk from Foxton to Himatangi on Friday, the most popular walk last year, to the Pohangina Estate Vineyard and farm walk on Sunday.  This vineyard walk has been the  second most popular walk and includes wine tasting, a gourmet picnic lunch, and a walk around the Pohangina Wetlands, and in 2018 will end up at the historic County Faye Cafe.

There will be  Manawatu Gorge Tawa Walk, a family walk is guided by Forest & Bird and also  the full Manawatu Gorge walk on the new part.

Manawatu Striders are guiding a walk around the Summerhill area with magnificent views of the Manawatu River ending at the Victoria Cafe.  This can be a good starter walk before doing a longer walk on Sunday.  This is a FREE Walk but you must book.

Another new walk led by Gavin Scott of the Kitchener Park Trust,  is the Kowhai Park to Kitchener Park in Feilding, where there is a 700 year old kahikatea tree.  Walkers go on by bus to Mt Lees Reserve with a walk through the reserve, ending with a picnic lunch in the summer house.

Bookings are essential.  Book NOW to avoid disappointment at www.mwf.org.nz

There’s lots to do in the Manawatu

The ten top attractions you could visit while in the Manawatu  area are:

  1. Coach House Museum, 2. Feilding on a Friday, 3. The Herb Farm, 4. Managaweka Adventure Company, 5. Mokai Gravity Canyon, 6. NZ Rugby Museum, 7. Owlcatraz, 8. River Valley, 9. Te Manawa Museum, 10. Tui HQ.

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