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Fern Walk

Time: 2-2.5 hrs | Fitness Level: low-moderate | Distance: 5.3km loop

Fern Walk

The popular Fern Walk leads you through one of the regions most ancient remnants of native bush - Tōtara Reserve. This scenic walk is a must-do while in Manawatū!

The Fern Walk will take you through beautiful native bush, with lots of native trees to see, including tōtara, matai, rimu and kahikatea. The birdlife is abundant throughout the area so keep your eye out for birds such as the Tūī, Fantail, Bellbird and Kererū Wood Pigeon.  

Tip: Make a weekend of it - Totara Reserve Campground is a few minutes away, check it out! 

Getting there:
The track is located in the Pohangina Valley about 30 minutes drive from Palmerston North. From Ashhurst, drive north along Pohangina Road, then turn right onto Pohangina Valley East Road. Keep your eye out for the signage for the Fern Walk, you will see a small car park on the side of the road. There is a long drop toilet found at the start of the track. 



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