Beehive Creek Walkway

The family-friendly Beehive Creek Walkway, 33km north of Palmerston North, follows the normally shallow, gentle Beehive Creek. The walkway crosses the creek in several places where children can paddle.

Native birds, such as tui, kereru, fantail, bellbird and kingfisher can be seen and heard along the walkway. Freshwater crayfish, native lizards and insects can also be found along the track.

The hill section at the northern end of the walkway offers fantastic views of the Pohangina Valley and nearby Ruahine Ranges.


The southern entrance to Beehive Creek Walkway is signposted from Pohangina Valley Road, approximately 3km north of Pohangina. The northern entrance is approximately 3km further along the same stretch of road.

Conditions and closures

To find out more about conditions of access on this walkway (eg, access with bikes, dogs or horses) and any temporary or seasonal closures, visit the Department of Conservation's website or contact the nearest Department of Conservation area office.

At a glance

Walking time: 2-3 hours one way
Length: 4km one way
Created: 30 April 1999
Controlling authority: Department of Conservation

For more information about this walkway and the surrounding area, visit the Beehive Creek Walkway page on the Department of Conservation’s website.