This seems like a good idea for Kapiti to emulate.


The 2020 Manawatu Walking Festival will take you throughout the city, along our coastlines, across mountain ranges, through our urban arts scene and through Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge.

Pick and choose from the selection of guided walks that are hosted throughout the three-day festival from 6th–8th March 20120.

Hosting this year’s festival is a range of experts from experienced tramping guides, historians, conservationists, story-tellers and photographers. There are walks for all ages and fitness levels, with plenty of options to choose from including some popular favorites from previous years, as well as some new exciting walks and activities added for 2020.

Bookings are essential as limited spaces available.

For tickets and information on walk durations, start times, transport and space available, please visit each walk’s listing on Eventfinda or the website for more information.

– Twilight Beach Walk – Foxton Beach to Himitangi Beach
– North Range Road to Balance
– Totara Reserve Fern Walk
– City to Linton Walk
– Sculpture Walk with Te Manawa
– River, Native Bush and Views with Manawatu Striders
– The Tawa Loop Walk – Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge
– Oroua Farm Walk
– North Ridge to Balance Crossing
– Bike Scenic Manawatu
– Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge Walk

The weather: This festival is centered around the outdoors, but unfortunately, the weather isn’t always on our side. If any event is cancelled due to weather, the information will appear on our website.