Take a 10km coastal stroll along the wild West Coast of New Zealand with Robert Hodgson and others as your guides. The Twilight Beach Walk is the Manawatu Walking Festival’s most popular walk, linking Foxton to Himatangi along the West Coast. This year we are starting at Foxton Beach and walking north to Himatangi Beach.
For this walk, we will be dropped off by bus at Foxton Beach, a 30-minute journey from Palmerston North city, before starting our walk south towards Himatangi Beach. We will be walking alongside one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest sand dune fields, and we’ll get the chance to see local wildlife swimming, flying or crawling past.
Once we get to Himatangi Beach, fish n’ chips will be on order for you to enjoy picnic-style as the sun disappears for the evening. Alternatively, you can pack your own picnic meal to bring along with you.
Please ensure you wear appropriate walking footwear, bring warm clothing, and pack plenty of adequate drink and food.
Note: The ordering of fish n’ chips will be taken before you depart Palmerston North, there will be 2x pack options to make this process run smoothly. Fish n’ chips are optional and are an additional cost which is to be paid at the shop.
Pack 1 – One Fish (battered) & Chips Pack 2 – One Hot Dog & Chips
Date: Friday 1 March 2024, 3.50pm
Walking Time: 2.5 – 3 hours
Cost: $35.00 + $ for fish n’ chips (optional)
Depart: Bus departs Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, 326 Main Street, Palmerston North at 4pm and returns later in the evening.
Limited to 50 people, book now to avoid disappointment.
Bookings are essential – no ticket sales on the day.
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