Facilities and Parks

Victoria Esplanade Walkways

Two different walkways are offered at the Victoria Esplanade. For information on the Esplanade Forest and Bird Walk, contact the Victoria Esplanade Education Centre.

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Walkway A (Red)

Choose Walkway A to explore the heart of a native bush remnant unique to the Manawatū plains. You'll gain the added pleasure of native bird songs and the gentle flow of the nearby Manawatū River.

Track Difficulty Rating:2  3  4  5   (1 = easy : 5 = difficult)

Distance:  1.35 kilometres

Contour:  Flat with minor undulation

Surface:  Fine gravel

Starting Point:  Victoria Esplanade Drive

Conveniences:  Car parks, toilets, picnic areas, BBQ's, paddling pool, and playgrounds nearby

Special Attractions:  Native bush, established gardens

Nearby: Miniature railway, duck ponds, river access, conservatory, aviaries, café

Motorised Trail Bikes or Vehicles
Not permitted on any walkways

 

Walkway B (Yellow)

Choose Walkway B for an easier, open pathway leading through the Esplanade's delightful developed gardens and native bush.  Open lawn and established shade trees form an ideal spot to lay the picnic blanket and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere.

Track Difficulty Rating:2  3  4  5   (1 = easy : 5 = difficult)

Distance: 0.9 kilometres

Contour: Flat

Surface: Fine gravel

Starting Point: Victoria Esplanade Drive

Conveniences: Car park. Toilets, picnic areas, BBQ's, paddling pool and playgrounds nearby

Special Attractions: Native bush, established gardens

Nearby: Miniature railway, duck ponds, river access, conservatory, aviaries, café

Motorised Trail Bikes or Vehicles
Not permitted on any walkways

Dogs

Dogs are allowed on some walkways, but not all. Generally dogs are not allowed on the central areas of the Victoria Esplanade, on or around playgrounds or sports fields.

Please look for the following symbols on individual walkway maps:

Symbol - Dog-On-Leash Dogs must be on leash
  • Ensure dogs are under control at all times and do not disturb livestock where walkways pass through rural areas.
  • Please pick up your dog waste and put it in a rubbish bin or take it away with you.

Map - Victoria Esplanade Walkways