The Mangatiti Falls Walk is a great chance for you, your family and friends to enjoy a day out in the country and view the spectacular falls.
This walk is along a marked farm track and takes about 45 minutes each way. The walk is well worth it, as the falls are magnificent and walkers have the option of making it to the base of the falls.
Autumn rains mean the falls will be at their best with water streaming over them - they really are spectacular to see, and hear.
The waterfall is desribed by New Zealand Waterfalls as "probably the best waterfall on a private land" and very spectacular after a rain or during winter time http://waterfalls.co.nz/waterfalls-by-region/north-island/281-new-zealand-waterfalls/north-island/manawatu-wanganui/280-mangatiti-falls.
If heavy rain falls just prior to May 31st it may be necessary to cancel the walk as there is a bridge that can be flooded and the track would become very wet and slippery. Cancellations can be heard on radio in the Manawatu and Wairarapa on MoreFM, the Rock and the Sound. Central FM out of Waipukurau will also broadcast the cancellation if necessary.
Pongaroa is situated about 50 minutes from both Dannevirke and Pahiatua. Allow 90 minutes if coming from Masterton.
The Falls farm is situated about 10 minutes (6.52 kms) further on from the village. The local service station will be open during the morning if you require petrol and the local shop is open for food, drinks and icecreams from 9am-1pm. The hotel will be serving hot food and drink later in the day.
What you need to know:
Mangatiti Falls Walk
652 Coast Rd, Pongaroa. This is a geographical feature hidden on farmland.
Saturday May 31st 2014
Begin walk anytime from 10am – 12.30pm
Moderate fitness necessary. Allow 2 ½ hours for walk and viewing
Bring: picnic, warm clothing, sturdy footwear, camera
$10 per adult, children – gold coin
Soup, sausage and drink at the conclusion of your walk are included in cost
For more information please contact: Lynne (06) 376 7203 or Anne (06) 376 2821
* This is a Pongaroa branch of Rural Women New Zealand fundraiser
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