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Manawatu - Wanganui

Raw and real. The Whanganui river is a major artery that has fed culture and change, shaping Aotearoa.

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Mangahao Makahika Track

Mangaore, Tararua Forest Park

Mangahao Makahika Track

Mangaore, Tararua Forest Park

Time: 6 - 7 hrs going south, 7- 8 hrs going north, Distance: 15 km

Bridge to Nowhere

Bridge to Nowhere Walk

Mangapurua/Kaiwhakauka Valleys

Bridge to Nowhere Walk

Mangapurua/Kaiwhakauka Valleys

approx 4.6 km return | 1 hour 15 minutes return

John Coull Campsite

Whanganui National Park

John Coull Campsite

Whanganui National Park

Knights-Shorts Loop Track

Apiti, Western Ruahine Forest Park

Knights-Shorts Loop Track

Apiti, Western Ruahine Forest Park

Time: 8 - 10 hr

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Timona Park

Timona Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Timona Park

Overnight Campervan Parking

Large open park beside the river.

Grassy area surrounded by native bush and a stream.

Anzac Park

Norsewood

Anzac Park

Norsewood

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Accommodation, gardens, bush walks in rural Manawatu.

Totara Reserve - Camping
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Karen

Canada

The drive to Wanganui through the Parapara's is very beautiful, Roads are very windy. There can be slips in bad weather

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Vinegar Hill Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Vinegar Hill Reserve

Overnight Campervan Parking

Whanganui Journey

Whanganui National Park

Whanganui Journey

Whanganui National Park

Time: Up to 5 days, Distance: 145 km

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Mel

New Zealand

Central North island has excellent mountain biking tracks: Craters of the Moon in Taupo, 42nd Traverse, Fishers Track, Old Coach Road, Mangapurua Valley just to name a few. Check with locals about the conditions of the tracks, in the winter some tracks are unrideable and with the pumice in the soil, you will ruin your brakes! Check weather and be prepared, a lot of these places have limited cell phone coverage and can be in very rural areas so you need to be self sufficient. Definitely bring a head light; it has often come to good use.

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Raumai Reserve

Summer hot spot!