City-Loop Link

Keen on a longer journey? While this isn't an official connection, we've worked on a route that can get you around our city in a 26km loop.

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.

Linking the Mangaone/Milson Stream with the Manawatū awa, this route traverses residential land, industrial areas, historic Edwards Pit Park, Palmy's oldest cemetery (Terrace End) and the Gas Works Drain. It also follows part of the Te Araroa Trail, a 3,000km walking route connecting Cape Reinga to Bluff which passes through Palmerston North.

The majority of this route is along city streets and footpaths. Dogs must be on leash at all times, except for Edwards Pit Park.

Distance: 5.8km

Surface: City footpaths, limestone, grass, asphalt

Access points: Start or finish at Milson Line and Napier Road

Conveniences: Toilets at Mahanga Kakariki Reserve, Milson Shopping Centre and in the Roslyn Library, off Vogel Street