Tokomaru river by Burtton's Track
Image: George Moon | Creative Commons



Burtton's Track (Scotts Road to Mangahao Road) lies between Palmerston North and Shannon.

17 km one way

Walking and tramping

6 hr going south, 7 hr going north Advanced: Tramping track

Mountain biking

4 - 6 hours Expert: Grade 5

Dog access

Stay safe in the outdoors

  1. Choose the right trip for you. Learn about the route and make sure you have the skills for it.
  2. Understand the weather. Check weather forecasts
  3. Pack warm clothes and extra food. Check gear lists
  4. Share your plans and take ways to get help. Share directly or use the Outdoor Intentions form or Plan My Walk. Take a distress beacon. 
  5. Take care of yourself and each other.


Wellington/Kapiti information
Phone:   +64 3 546 9339
About:   Whakatū/Nelson Visitor Centre provides visitor information for this area
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