Ruamahanga Wilderness Reserve

A great open space to exercise your dog off-leash, with access to the river.

Photo shows people enjoying the tree-lined pathway in autumn: a young couple with takeaway coffee in hand, a woman pushing a baby in a stroller and two toddlers on kick-scooters.

The Manawatū River pathway near Ruamahanga is one of the best spots in the city to enjoy the changing autumn leaves.

Used for

Dog exercise area

Accessing the Manawatū River Pathway


Toilet, water fountain with drinking bowl for dogs


Ruamahanga Crescent

Dog access

Off leash throughout. 

No dogs on the neighbouring Palmerston North Golf Course.