Try to visit Feilding on a Friday, to see the impressive sheep and cattle sale yards in action. After, take a stroll around the restored town centre.
Feilding is well known for its beautiful CBD, boutique shopping, public art, historic collections, rural culture and quality farmers' market.
The importance of Feilding to the local rural community is particularly evident just 100 meters from the shopping centre, where weekly stock sales are held in the saleyards. The best day of the week to visit is on a Friday when you can book a guided tour of the Saleyards and experience the farmers' market.
Feilding is also a town of collectors – you can visit private museums featuring vintage motor vehicles, antique letter presses and such like. Alternatively, for a slice of New Zealand settler culture and heritage, a visit to The Coach House Museum is a must.
Look up when you're walking around the CBD of Feilding to see some of the many murals painted by resident artist, Eric Brew. Some feature heritage scenes, people dressed in Edwardian costume, and some are tricks of the eye - trompe l'oiel.