Event: Manawatu Walk­ing Fes­ti­val book­ings fill ing up

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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.

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