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Tawa Loop - Manawatu Gorge, Manawatu - Wanganui

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Tawa Loop - Manawatu GorgeBeginner

Submitted by Tim Carpenter

Info Info

Trail Information

3.40km

220m

220m

 

Manawatu - Wanganui

Palmerston North

Front country - easily accessible

Loop

Very hilly

Native bush

Beginner

1:00 (Slow)
0:35 (Moderate)
0:20 (Fast)

-15.3%

+13.4%

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Description

From the car park head along the track next to the main road, and then cross under the road at the bridge.
Follow the track around until the junction and choose a direction (loop can be done both ways).
Follow the track to the top and follow signs to complete the downhill loop.

To extend, instead of starting down, continue straight up the track and you can run through to the Woodville end of the gorge, or complete laps of the loop for hill reps.

There is also the lookout down to the 'Big Slip'.

At the top of the loop there is a large metal Maori statue with history of the area.


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Features of interest

Great piece of native bush, good for spotting Kereru


Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 100%


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  • Access

    There is a signposted carpark at the Ashhurst end of the Manawatu Gorge

    Plenty of parking is available

    17 km

    18 minutes

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    No

  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

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    Generally good.

    Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    Take your own

    Normal exposure to the elements

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