Event: Manawatu Walking Festival bookings fill ing up
Four new walks have been added to the 4th Manawatu Walking Festival to be held between 9 -11 March in the Manawatu. Walkers can experience the extended Manawatu Gorge Track as well as a in and out section on the historic Burtton’s Track in the Tararuas. Four scenic reserve walks in the Rangiwhaia area are added in this year’s event.
The most popular ones in the past, the Sunset Beach Walk and Pohangina Estate Award Winning Vineyard and Pohangina Wetlands walk are filling up fast. Te Manawa Museum are hosting a free sculpture walk around the city of Palmerston North.
The other free walk is on Saturday and is hosted by Manawatu Striders and as part of this interesting walk they show the fantastic views from the new steps on Vauclause Heights, as seen on page 6 and 7 of this issue. As a matter of interest this walk does not go down the steps.
For the more adventurous there is the new Oroua Tunipo Tramp where there could be a chance of seeing a whio, a blue duck, in their habitat.
Bookings are essential at mwf.org.nz or at any venue Eventfinda tickets are sold throughout New Zealand.
Above: The bridge at Oroua Flats. Below: Totara Reserve BBQ area.