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Tararua Outdoor Activities and Adventures Walks & Tramps : Golf Clubs

Walks & Tramps  
Ruahine Forest Park Over 92,000 hectares which encompasses the Ruahine Ranges. Several choice of tramps available from 1 hour to overnight. Magnificent views.

Kumeti Reserve 21 kms from Dannevirke at the end of Kumeti Road. This reserve links to the Ruahine Forest Park. Public toilets are available.

Tamaki Reserve

At the foot of the Ruahine Ranges, 18km from Dannevirke. Bush walks and picnic areas. This reserve also links with the Ruahine Forest Park


Five hectares of bush-covered hillside with a mixture of native and exotic trees. Access is from State Highway 2, north of Dannevirke

Ngapaeruru Scenic Reserve

Ngapaeruru Road is 15km east of Dannevirke. A giant Totara, said to be one of the largest in New Zealand, is a feature

Waihi Falls

45kms east of Dannevirke on Oporae Rd

Coppermine Valley Creek Walk

15 km from Woodville on Coppermine Road. Grassed picnic area, fireplaces, rubbish bin, toilet. Family walk on metre wide gravel path. Abandoned coppermine, cave wetas, camping area at track junction, waterfalls, trees, plants including native orchids. A steep track leads up to the tower on top of Whariti. The condition of paths should be checked before walk is attempted

Manawatu Gorge Walk

Located on the southern side of the Manawatu Gorge, at the left side of the road, just prior to entering the Gorge from the Ashhurst end. The main track climbs through forests. Many varieties of trees, ferns and shrubs. This walk takes about 4 - 5 hours and an average fitness is required

Ballance Domain

Travel on State Highway 3, 4 km west of Woodville. Well marked tracks following the Old Coach Road. Playing field, picnic tables, fireplaces, toilets and playground

Klein Track

Near Ballance Domain, steep narrow track in places, follows part of Old Coach Road (1 - 2 hours), can include a short side track to an old Giant Totara Tree - (½ hour)

Whariti Peak

12 km west of Woodville, The road is steep, winding and unsealed. Gateway to many bush walks and tramps in the Ruahine Ranges, a map of walks is at the Trig Point. Excellent views

Pattisons Bush

Otawhao Road. Native bush & 69 species of native trees, Facilities include, public toilets, picnic area. Arrangements to use this facility should be made with Mr. W. Poulton Ph 06 376 5599.


On Jackson Road, Hopelands, off State Highway 2. Please contact the farmer before visiting

Woodville Ferry Reserve

At the entrance to the Manawatu Gorge, a flat grassy area situated under the bridge, which is extensively used for picnics. An excellent area for children playing and canoeing.

Pongaroa Bush Walk

The Bush Walk is lOOm along Urupa St.
Yellow track: to Pongaroa Outlook & Cemetery, takes 10-15 minutes and suits all levels of fitness.
Red Track: 5 minutes to picnic table in the bush, suits all levels of fitness. For views of Benaity, Akaroa Peak and the Beehive, medium fitness, 20-25 minutes

Makuri Gorge

Sited on the Pahiatua/Makuri Road. This takes around one hour to complete.

Marima Domain

12 kms south of Pahiatua, picnic & BBQ areas, fishing, swimming, public toilets

Tararua Forest Park

Several access areas, A Guide is available, contact 06376 7892


12 kms south of Pahiatua, picnic & BBQ areas, fishing, swimming, public toilets


Scenic reserve on the Coonoor/Makuri Rd just 6 kms north of Makuri

Cliff Walk

The entrance is in Bridge Street by the Parkville Bridge. A leisurely ½ hour walk.

Putara Road End

Tararua Forest Park situated 17kms west of Eketahuna at the end of Mangatainoka River, Mangatainoka Valley Road. After the second swing bridge, the track to the Henapai and Roaring Stag huts requires good fitness levels.

Mt Bruce

Approximately 300 metres on State Highway 2. Around 1½ hours to complete. The second half takes around 2½ hours return

Golf Clubs  
Eketahuna Macara Street, Eketahuna. Tel 06 375 8143

Pahiatua Mangatainoka. Tel 06 376 8005


Makuri. Tel 06 376 3806


Tel 06 375 0668


5km south of Dannevirke. Tel 06 374 8248 (374 7689 a/h)


Tel 06 374 0834


Herbertville. Contact Herbertville Camp ground 06 374 3446


Pongaroa. Tel 06 376 2858


Tel 06 374 2878

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