Immediately across the Ballance Bridge on Gorge Rd is the Ballance Domain. Perfect for families this special spot is surrounded by native bush with a small playground. The Domain is right on the doorstep of the Manawatu Gorge Loop Track, just cross over the road for a great short walk (15-30 min).
From Palmerston North City | 35min drive
Head East out of town along Main St, which turns into Napier Rd. Continue along Napier Rd to Mulgrave St in Ashurst. Take Saddle Rd to SHWY 3 in Woodville. Head West out of Woodville towards Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge. Turn right onto Gorge Rd over Ballance Bridge, the reserve is on your left shortly after.
From Woodville | 4min drive
Head West out of Woodville towards Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge. Turn left onto Gorge Rd over Ballance Bridge. The reserve is on your left shortly after.