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He Ara Kotahi - Bridge to Linton , Manawatu - Wanganui

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He Ara Kotahi - Bridge to Linton Beginner

Submitted by Kate Southern

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Manawatu - Wanganui

Palmerston North


Out and Back

Undulating, small hills only

Open farmlands


1:30 (Slow)
1:10 (Moderate)
0:50 (Fast)



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A pleasant out and back run or walk to Linton and back along the He Ara Kotahi pathway. Wide limestone pathways shared with cyclists.

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Features of interest

There are four other bridges along the path to Linton. He Ara Kotahi is a gem for wildlife enthusiasts – kārearea (New Zealand falcon), pheasants, herons, piwakawaka, tūī, kererū, mallard and paradise ducks, and green tree gecko have all been spotted along the pathway.

Find out more on Palmerston North council website

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Easy Single Track: 100%

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  • Access

    The He Ara Kotahi bridge, located on Dittmer Drive

    Off-street carparking is available next to the bridge or you may park along Dittmer Drive or Ruha Street

    3 km

    6 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Perfect throughout.

    Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Cellphone.

    Drinking fountain available at the He Ara Kotahi bridge.

    Sections of the path are exposed to winds.

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