Immediately across the Ballance Bridge on Gorge Rd, the Ballance Domain is surrounded by native bush and has a great small playground, perfect for families. From the domain a short 15 minute walking track through the bush to the Bridge Café has been created, making it easier to access. This is also a great opportunity to head across the road and walk the short Manawatu Gorge Loop Track.
From Palmerston North City | 25min drive
Head East out of town along Main St, which turns into Napier Rd. Continue through 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.