IntroductionThis walk follows a shallow creek through a mixture of native bush and exotics. Start from the southern end of the track as the northern section is closed.
This is a great summer walk, which follows the sandy bed of Beehive Creek through a mixture of native bush and exotics. It requires several crossings of the normally shallow, gentle stream.
Start from the southern end and return the same way once you reach private land.
Beehive Creek is located on Pohangina Road, around 33 km north of Palmerston North. From Palmerston North head to Ashhurst, turn onto Pohangina Road and drive through Pohangina. The walkway begins approximately 3 km further on and is signposted.
The northern part of this walkway via the easement is closed for major farm operations. Only enter from the southern end and return the same way once you reach private land.
Parts of the track may be hard to follow due to frequent flood damage. It’s dangerous to cross or follow the river when the water level is high which can occur during or after heavy rain.
Stay safe when crossing rivers
If you plan to cross unbridged rivers, know how to cross safely and be prepared for if you cannot cross.
Do not cross if the river is flooded, you cannot find safe entry and exit points or are unsure it’s safe. Turn back or wait for the river to drop. If in doubt, stay out.