Iron Gates Experience on The Country Road is a 16.7 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near the city of Manawatu that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for nature trips, birding, and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.
An alternative to traveling SH1 between Taupo and Wellington. Nature experiences are a highlight. The Iron Gates Experience is a secluded and beautiful part of the Manawatu region. Its namesake is the Iron Gates Gorge, which has sheer cliffs and a powerful river pushing through the narrow gorge that guards the entrance to the nearby valley and farmland. The Gorge was named by the early settlers in this area. This experience has accommodation, tramping and walks, scenic activities, horse trekking and much more.