New Zealand Event: Manawatu Walking Fes tival
Walking on a beautiful day with excellent and knowledgable guides, being active with my friends and meeting new people were just two of the comments the organisers received about the 4th Manawatu Walking Festival held in March.
Beautiful weather and no wind and a sunny sky made the 10km twilight beach walk a very pleasant experience, especially as the weather throughout the North Island a few days before left a lot to be desired.
The organisers were pleased that 59% of walkers came from throughout New Zealand to enjoy walks in the Manawatu.
Three new walks were introduced this year - the walk around Arupuke Forest Park, the Four Rangiwhaia Reserves Walks and the Oroua Tunipo Tramp. MTSC members were again prominently involved both as helpers and participants. .
Above right: Walkers enjoyed a beattiful sunset walk from Foxton Beach to Himitangi Beach. Middle right: Ian Argyle historian and guide, with the group on the Arapuke Forest Walk. A b o v e : Ni c k Dymock owner of the Pohangina Estate Vineyard talks to a -group. Below right: The Pohangina Wetlands.
Above left: On the Manawatu Gorge walk.
Below left: A group in the Rangiwhaia Reserves Walk.