While the Manawatu Gorge road is closed this iconic scenic reserve is very much open for recreational activities. Car parks at the Ashhurst end at the west and the Ferry Reserve at the east provide ease of access to a number of tracks and trails. 

Welcome to New Zealand's most beautiful, natural playground - Experience Te Apiti for yourself today!


To Do

Experience Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge. From walks through ancient native bush, to heli tours from above.

The Park

Te Apiti – a landmark of awe-inspiring legend, geographical magnificence, and cultural wealth.

Take a walk

Experience some of the best walks in New Zealand!


Take it easy! With Hotels/Motels in Palmerston North City only 15 minutes away, and a multitude of scenic reserves for camping, there’s no need to rush through!