Hokowhitu Lagoon Walk

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.


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

Photo shows a map of the walkway at Centennial Lagoon.

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