The popular Totara Reserve Fern Walk, hosted by Horizons Regional Council in the Pohangina Valley, some 35kms from Palmerston North, leads you through the most intact part of what is one of the regions most ancient and accessible remnants of native bush. The Totara Reserve Fern Walk will take you through stunning native bush with many iconic trees to be seen, including totara, matai, rimu and kahikatea. Walk on the new upgraded walk.
The birdlife is another highlight of this walk, with native birds such as tui, fantail, bellbird and the kereru wood pigeon making their home here. At the end of the walk, you’ll get to enjoy a gourmet picnic lunch, held at the Totara Reserve campground, nestled alongside the Pohangina River. On the return journey to Palmerston North we will stop at the old Pohangina Estate Vineyard for wine tasting.
Three varieties of grapes: chardonnay, pinot gris and pinot noir, were grown here to produce award winning wines. We can sample six of their wines in a garden setting.
Date: Saturday 7 March 2020
Depart: Bus departs Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, 326 Main Street, Palmerston North at 8.30am
Distance: 5 – 6km
Walking: 3 – 4 hours
Cost includes gourmet picnic lunch and wine tasting at vineyard.
Bookings are essential – no ticket sales on the day.
Don't miss the after walk event at Viva Cafe & Bar from 6pm where you can share a meal and your experiences from the day's walks - www.eventfinda.co.nz/2019/manawatu-walking-festival-after-walk-event/manawatu-whanganui