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Ahimate Reserve

Ahimate Reserve (previously Waitoetoe Park) in Awapuni is one of Palmerston North's largest riverside parks.


Ahimate Reserve, located in Awapuni, is home to Palmerston North’s riverside beach, a sheltered spot which is suitable for families to take a dip.

A recent addition to the reserve is a fenced and gated dog playground, complete with toys and a water station, this is a great place for your pooch to exercise in a contained space. Alongside this is a free-range 1km-long dog agility course where you can test their skills.

The 22-hectare reserve has several limestone paths which are popular with walkers/runners, cyclists and dog walkers.

Throughout the reserve are a series of tracks and jumps which have been created by mountain biking groups and are for everyone to use.

Enter via Buick Crescent or at the end of Maxwells Line, next to Paneiri Park. The Maxwells Line entrance is best for carparking and access to the dog agility park. For quick access to the beach, walk in from Dittmer Drive.

Physical Address

7 Sharon Place
Palmerston North

Contact us

[email protected]
+64 6 350 1922
0800 MANAWATU (626 292)

Other Important Info

Dog agility park – dogs are welcome off-leash
Horses welcome
Mountain bike tracks

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