Best trails in Manawatu-Wanganui Region

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What to expect

Manawatu-Wanganui Region has 5 trails including difficult and medium difficulty trails. The trail with the highest elevation climb is Mangawhero River Trail and the one with the least climb is Lake Westmere Loop. The longest trail is the Manawatu Gorge Track via Big Totara Tree at 19.2 km. To complete this hike you should budget at least 1 days. For a shorter adventure you can try the Lake Westmere Loop at 1.76 km. This could be done in as little as 1 days. Trails with the best offering of hostels include Atene Skyline Track, Lake Westmere Loop, Manawatu Gorge Track via Big Totara Tree, Mangawhero River Trail, and Okahune Jubilee Walkway.