Welcome to New Zealand's most beautiful, natural playground. This iconic scenic reserve offers recreational, biodiversity, educational, and cultural experiences.

Car parks at the Ashhurst end to the west and Ferry Reserve to the east provide ease of access to a number of tracks and trails, as well as river reserves, and camping and BBQ facilities to help you explore this unique landscape.


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!