• Manawatu River estuary and wetland
  • Bird watching


  • by car:

    1 hr 40 min from Whanganui

  • by car:

    49 min from Palmerston North

  • by car:

    10 min from Foxton Township

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.

The nearby Manawatu River estuary and wetland is of international ornithological significance and has RAMSAR status – see if you can spot a royal spoonbill or one of the other 37 species of migratory birds that spend time here.

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