Access to Ashhurst Domain is via the Cambridge Avenue carpark on SH3 or from the layby beside the SH3 Manawatū River bridge. The upper circuit offers two shorter, wheelchair-friendly walks, while the lower loop and bushwalks are more challenging.
Track Difficulty Ratings: (1 = easy : 5 = difficult)
Upper Circuit (large): 1 2 3 4 5
Upper Circuit (small): 1 2 3 4 5
Lower Loop: 1 2 3 4 5
Full Circuit (excluding Lower Loop): 1 2 3 4 5
- Upper Circuit (large): 1.88 kilometres
- Upper Circuit (small): 1.40 kilometres
- Lower Loop: 0.90 kilometres
- Full circuit (excluding Lower Loop): 2.83 kilometres
Motorised Trail Bikes or Vehicles
Not permitted on any walkways
Contour: A flat terrace area with moderate to steep slopes leading to the riverside.
Surface: Limestone, gravel, grass and forest floor. Boardwalks and bridges present on Lower Loop and stiles on the full circuit.
Dogs and horses welcome
Some parts of the Domain are off-leash while others require your dog to be on a lead. Please observe the signs, pick up after your dog, and ensure they are under control at all times.
The upper circuit walkway is a dog exercise area, where you can walk your dog off-leash. Your dog must be on-leash on the lower loop.