Palmerston North

Horse riding, carriage driving in and around Palmerston North ...

Himitangi Beach

Himatangi is the closest beach to the city of Palmerston North being only 35 kilometres from the city centre. Shared with motorbikes and all other beach users. Please share with care, and stay off dunes and away from any nesting birds.

Manawatu Riverside Walkway and Bridle Track

Experience the ever-changing views of the Manawatu River and its surrounds on this open, flat walk which follows the River from the end of Maxwells Line through to Riverside Drive. While the entire route may not suit an evening stroll, numerous access points allow for the option of shorter walks. Enjoy river views, river access on this reasonably flat bridle trail.

Trail is shared with dog walkers, cycle riders, and trailbikes.

There are safe parking areas, picnic area, marked trails, good phone coverage.

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Approximate Distances of walkway sections:

  • Paneiri Park - End of Dittmer Drive: 2.37 kilometres
  • End of Dittmer Drive - Fitzherbert Avenue: 1.31 kilometres;
  • Fitzherbert Avenue - Albert Street: 1.69 kilometres;
  • Albert Street - Waterloo Crescent: 0.61 kilometres;
  • Waterloo Crescent - Ayr Place: 0.60 kilometres;
  • Ayr Place - Ruahine Street: 0.92 kilometres;
  • Ruahine Street - Ruamahunga Crescent: 1.10 kilometres;
  • Ruamahunga Crescent - Napier Road: 0.34 kilometres;
  • Napier Road - Riverside Drive: 0.94 kilometres

Total Distance: 9.86 kilometres

Contour: Flat to mildly contoured

Surface: Gravel

Access Points: Riverside Drive (off Te Matai Road), Napier Road, Ruamahunga Crescent, Ruahine Street, Ayr Place, Waterloo Crescent, Albert Street, Fitzherbert Avenue, Victoria Esplanade Drive (Esplanade access), Dittmer Drive, Buick Crescent, Maxwells Line.

Conveniences: Car parks (River Road, Napier Road, Ruahine Street, Fitzherbert Avenue, Palm Drive, Dittmer Drive, Maxwells Line), toilets at Fitzherbert Avenue access

Special Attractions:

Conveniences: Car parks (River Road, Napier Road, Ruahine Street, Fitzherbert Avenue, Palm Drive, Dittmer Drive, Maxwells Line), toilets at Fitzherbert Avenue access

Parking

Park at a dead end road with car park at end. can park on both sides of road and turn round in car park so no need to back. Road very safe to tack up horses and un tack tied to float. There is more than 1 parking area, all weather parking pad

3-5 spaces