walks, hikes, hunting & huts
The Iron Gates Experience in Manawatu offers a fantastic selection of walks and tramps including The Ruahine State Forest.
From shorter walks through native bush to overnight hikes into the Ruahine Ranges, there is something to suit everyone.
It is also popular for hunting red deer.
The Ruahine's fast-flowing rivers are home for the endangered Blue Duck or whio.
Remember KEEP NORTHERN MANAWATU BEAUTIFUL!
Beautiful natural spaces can be explored and enjoyed by visitors around northern Manawatu.
However, facilities are not always provided at these places.
Unless signage indicates otherwise -
! Strictly no camping, tenting or freedom camping
! Strictly no fires
! Take away all rubbish. Leave only your footprints.
Toilet facilities available in Rangiwahia, Apiti and Kimbolton
Motorhome and camping sites available in Rangiwahia, Apiti Tavern & Eatery and Kimbolton Hotel
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