Piriharakeke

Name

Piriharakeke

Location

South Manawatu, Manawatu, New Zealand

Overview

Historic riverbank walk near Foxton township

Grade

Easy

Access

Bike and Foot

Description

Piriharakeke = "where the flax clings to the land".

This is an easy 3.7 km walk (allow 60 - 90 minutes one way) between the Foxton recycling centre on Purcell Street, and SH1. It goes along the stopbank with styles (some are somewhat rickety) and information signs at intervals of historical significance.

You can walk from either end, but parking is better near the Purcell St / Harbour St corner near the recycling centre. There is a picnic area here with tables and seats and a pleasant view. The track goes through a small area of pine forest - it isn't well marked in here and it isn't too difficult to lose the track. On emergence the track goes up onto the stopbank following the river loop, an emerges on SH1 near a bridge.

Start of walk SH1 end

View from stopbank

Start of walk Purcell St

Getting there

The start of the walk at Purcell St is about 200 metres from Main Street in the middle of Foxton. It is only about 200 metres from SH1. Follow the signs towards the recycling centre.

Length

3.98km

Conditions

Single track

Last modified

1 Feb 2014 by ledzep

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