Anzac Park Walkway

Breathtaking views over Palmerston North greet you at the entrance to this short walk. Explore further for a journey through established native bush and back through a scattering of pines.

A rāhui has been placed over Te Āpiti - Manawatū Gorge walking track following a sudden death at the western end on Wednesday 24 May. The rāhui covers the entire reserve and will be in place until 22 June.

A rāhui is a restriction or prohibition on an area following an incident, such as a death, to honour the deceased, provide spiritual protection to anyone who would enter the space unknowingly and allows the area to regenerate its mauri or life force.


The walkway meanders downhill to the Massey side of the city.

This walkway starts in Anzac Park: Te Motu o Poutoa. From here you can also access Te Arapiki a Tane, the new steps down to the Manawatū River. 

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

Distance:  0.55 kilometres

Photo shows a map of the walkway route at Anzac Park.

The walkway is shown in red.

Contour:  Rolling with some moderate slopes

Surface:  Gravel, forest floor and steps

Access Points:  Cliff Road

Conveniences:  Carpark

Special Attractions:  City views, bush and observatory

Motorised Trail Bikes or Vehicles: Not permitted on any walkways.


symbol_dog-leash_50x50.jpg 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.

The walkway begins in Anzac Park.