By Destination Manawatu
With plenty of rural charm, Manawatu is an ideal place to immerse yourself in Kiwi farming culture. Palmerston North is the bustling centre of this region.
Palmerston North City offers the sophistication and diversity of a major city, surrounded by an outdoor enthusiasts dream.
Pause in the town of Bulls to check out the cafes, pubs, antique shops & humorous bull signs (look for ‘Relieve-a-bull’ if you’re after the toilet).
An important service centre for the Tararua region, Dannevirke is a pleasant country town with a strong Scandinavian heritage.
Feilding has won ‘New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Town’ award no less than 14 times.
Home of the NZ famous Foxton Fizz
Foxton Beach is a relaxed coastal community with parks and play grounds, a popular café and some of the best fish n’ chips this side of the North Island.
While travelling around New Zealand you might hear our native owls calling “morepork” at night, but in Shannon you can actually meet some up close.
Taihape celebrates the humble gumboot with it’s iconic giant gumboot sculpture made out of corrugated iron and number eight wire.
Located at high altitude, Apiti is a charming rural village with a thriving community heart.
Ashhurst is the ideal stepping-stone for outdoor enthusiasts visiting the hills and spectacular upper reaches of the Manawatu River.
Located on the Rangitikei River banks, Mangaweka is great place to break up your journey through New Zealand with a little adventure.
Fine heritage homesteads and creative outdoor landscapes characterise Marton, a charming farming village in the Rangitikei district.
With 200km of fishable waters, Pahiatua is a popular base for trout fishing. Every October, the town celebrates that Paihiatua Trout Fishing Festival
If you like to fossick around antique shops, spend a few hours in Woodville. Hunt for china, collectables and authentic New Zealand knick knacks.
This charming seaside village is home to one of the largest sand dune fields in the Southern Hemisphere.