Manawatu Scenic Route
Manawatu Scenic Route
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This scenic alternative route to State Highway One, offers you a wide range of activities, from secret swimming holes, walks and hikes through ancient native bush, horse treks as well as gardens and heritage collections galore. You can drive this route in a day easily, but to make the most of the chance to experience real Kiwi backcountry, we recommend that you plan it over at least two days.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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CupyDee
Waikato Region, New Zealand148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The route takes you through the Manawatu gorge accompanied by the Ruahine range, Rangitikei river and beautiful clay cliff formations and more. Plenty to see, plenty of stops to take photos. And plenty of walking/hiking tracks for all levels.

Make sure you visit the Pinetum, it's really cool!
Written 22 February 2020
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Mr C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
The scenic reserve is delightful. The loop path goes through lovely native forest, there are lots of identification signs on the plants and trees. Find the giant Totara tree it is immense. Good parking of the now closed SH3.
Written 23 January 2020
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