Manaia Walkway Loop
Ara Hīkoi Koromeke o Manaia
The Manaia Walkway Loop was first established in the late 1980’s by the Keep Manaia Beautiful Committee, with support from the Manaia Lions. Since then, many volunteers have maintained the pathway for use by the community.
This marked pathway ambles through a golf course, historical sites, along Waiokura Stream, surrounded by trees and pasture areas. You can take advantage of the rest areas along the way.
Distance: 1.2km / 20-30 minute loop
Grade: Moderate level of fitness required
Accessibility: Not wheelchair or motorised scooter friendly as there is long grass in areas
Dogs: Allowed on lead and under control at all times
Follow the numbered path, watch your step and be aware of flying golf balls! Keep an eye out for these points of interest
5 - Descendants of Lone Pine at Gallipoli - Manaia and District RSA members planted three Pinus Brutia/Turkish Red Pines in honour of the men who fell during the battle at Gallipoli. The trees are a descendant of the Lone Pine which stood on the battlefield.
7 - Remembrance Steps
8 - Manaia Redoubt - These blockhouses were built by the Armed Constabulary in 1880 - 1881. The central tower is a replica of the original wooden tower which was known as 'The Watchtower of the Plains'. At Parihaka, thirty miles away, the prophet Te Whiti had for ten years inspired a growing movement of unarmed resistance to European occupation of lands that had been confiscated after the wars of the sixties. This redoubt was one of a number erected in South Taranaki to enforce the claims of government and settlers. It was built on the site of an old Māori Pa, the remains of which are to be seen nearby.
10 - Yarrow Dell
11 - Mushroom Table and seats
12 - Manaia Lions Bridge
13 - 50 different species of Native Trees
17 - Row of Rhododendrons
18 - Gail's Dell