Hokowhitu Lagoon Walk

The  lagoon is currently under Red Alert under the Public Health Guidelines. Water samples returned red alerts for E. coli, which means the water is not safe enough for you to swim there. We’ll advise you when this changes.The  lagoon is currently under Red Alert under the Public Health Guidelines. Water samples returned red alerts for E. coli, which means the water is not safe enough for you to swim there. We’ll advise you when this changes.

Hokowhitu Lagoon was once an important fishery for Rangitāne that had a thriving eel population. Nowadays, this place is a hotspot for water sports, or an ideal place to go for a walk with a view. Come on down for an easy outing or stroll.

Photo shows couple walking along limestone pathway with lagoon on one side and grassy reserve full of trees on the other. Photo: ManawatuNZ.co.nz

 

After a walk along the Lagoon edge, cross the bridge over to one of Palmy's historical landmarks, Caccia Birch House. If you're there when there isn't a function on, it's a beautiful property to stroll around and snap a shot for Instagram. This historic homestead was built in 1895 and is nestled in two hectares of gardens overlooking the Lagoon. 

Difficulty: Easy

Distance: 1.8km

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Walkway shown in red

Contour: Flat

Surface: Limestone, gravel and grass

Access points: Centennial Drive, Caccia Birch Lane

Conveniences: Carpark, picnic benches and toilets

Special attractions: Lagoon views, parkland, bird life, the historic 1895 Caccia Birch House and photo opportunities.

Connects to: Manawatū River shared pathway, Victoria Esplanade nearby

Dogs: On-leash