Burttons Track, Shannon

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

The track can be walked from either direction. Walking south from Scotts Road is easiest for the steepest gradient is then downhill.

The following track description applies to the walk when undertaken from north to south.

A stile crosses the fence and an information sign is located just before the bridge over the Kahuterawa Stream.

  • DOC Boundary 1.5 hours
  • Tokomaru River 3 hours
  • Burtton’s Whare site 3.5 hours
  • Mangahao Rd Carpark 6 hours

The walk commences following the metalled forestry road alongside the Kahuterawa Stream.  

Mountain biking

Burtton's Track is now open to mountain bikers, providing an exciting ride. Suitable for advanced riders, it is grade 5 - 6. The track is best ridden in dry conditions from North to South, and includes some river crossings. It is not recommended in wet conditions. Allow 4-6 hours for the trip dependent on your fitness and conditions.