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Manawatū River Pathway

The Manawatu River Pathway is a popular scenic spot for walkers and cyclists.


Experience the ever changing views of Manawatu River and its surrounds on this open, flat walkway which follows the river from the end of Maxwells Line through to Riverside Drive.   

Approximate Distances of walkway sections: 

Paneiri Park – End of Dittmer Drive: 2.37km;
End of Dittmer Drive – Fitzherbert Avenue: 1.31km;
Fitzherbert Avenue – Albert Street: 1.69km;
Albert Street – Waterloo Crescent: 0.61km;
Waterloo Crescent – Ayr Place: 0.60km;
Ayr Place – Ruahine Street: 0.92km;
Ruahine Street – Ruamahunga Crescent: 1.10km;
Ruamahunga Crescent – Napier Road: 0.34km;
Napier Road – Riverside Drive: 0.94km 

Total Distance: 9.86km

Physical Address

Maxwells Line to Riverside Drive 
Palmerston North

Contact us

[email protected]
+64 6 350 1922
0800 MANAWATU (626 928)

Other Important Info

Toilets are available at the Maxwells Line and Fitzherbert Avenue accesses, Victoria Esplanade Scenic Railway carpark and at the Arboretum

Please note this information should be used as a guide only. To help ensure your safety we advise you review our safety page and contact the individual provider for up to date information on their compliance with all Health and Safety and regulatory requirements.