Scenic Reserves

Take a break with the many scenic reserves within Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge. Picnic, swim, fish, read, walk…you choose.


Ashhurst Domain

Ashhurst Domain is a public park, basic campground and reserve situated alongside the Manawatu River, where you can discover lush natural surrounds echoing with rich birdsong in one of the Regions last remnants of native bush. The domain is a great place to spend a day with the family, with picnic and barbecue areas, public toilets and extensive playgrounds, including a flying fox.


Woodville Ferry Reserve

Large grassy, contoured plain perfect for picnics and camping. This reserve provides easy access to the Manawatu River for swimming, kayaking, exploring and fishing.


Te Apiti Wind Farm

Located on the Saddle road between Ashhurst and Woodville, you can get up close to these giant wind turbines and learn all about the how they work. With giant blades whirring overhead, these surreal machines are quite a spectacle to behold.

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Ballance Domain

Ballance Domain is surrounded by native bush and has a great small playground, perfect for families.