Mangaweka Scenic Reserve Track

Mangaweka Scenic Reserve Track


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Time: 1 hr

This is a great short walk and within most people’s capabilities. The track is easy to follow, although there are some steep parts but it is not too onerous.

Children will be able to tackle this walk easily, provided they’re big enough to walk up steps and can last an hour of gentle walking.

Once you get to the first big kahikatea, look left and you’ll see a grassy area. From there you’ll get an awesome view out across the Mangaweka river terraces and the cliffs cradling the Rangitikei River, to the Ruahine Ranges.

Further on, the track heads into forest with large matai, rimu, tawa and titoki trees.

To get there:

From Mangaweka drive south and turn right into Te Kapua Road and follow it for about 600m until you get to a little off-road carpark by a farm gate on the right-hand side of the road. The track begins on the other side of the road.


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North IslandManawatu - WanganuiMangaweka


  • Walking
  • Free


Emilie Normand's avatar

Emilie Normand


Ranking: 10/10

It was a very nice track along the river and in the forest with the beautiful hills full of feral goats.

Reviewed almost 5 years ago and experienced in January 2015

DOC Managed

Thanks to all the good people working for the NZ Department of Conservation - for all your hard work - making NZ more beautiful, accessable and healthy! Cheers 😍

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Nick Morrison

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