By Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA)
30min from Palmerston North
1hr from Whanganui
Foxton has a fascinating history and is known for producing the New Zealand soft drink Foxton Fizz.
Welcoming by nature, Foxton was once a bustling port for Māori and Pākehā alike.
Today, Te Awahou (the Māori name of Foxton) is a must-visit when visiting the Horowhenua region.
In the heart of Foxton is Te Awahou Riverside Cultural Park which is home to the award-winning Te Awahou Nieuwe Stroom - a Māori Museum of Arts and Learning and the National Dutch Museum.
You’ll also find the Foxton Flaxstripper Museum(opens in new window), Whare Manaaki Māori Gallery(opens in new window) and Workshop, De Molen Windmill(opens in new window) (a replica of a 17-Century windmill), the Dutch Market, Dutch Oven Café and a horse-drawn tram.
Hire an e-bike and explore Foxton’s main street which boasts many picture-perfect historic buildings and visit the cafes, gift stores, antique and second-hand shops.
Awake board park provides an opportunity for the more adventurous, while the historic Nye Cottage and MAVTECH (New Zealand Museum of Audio Visual and Technology) provides an insight into our past.
The township is five minutes from the beautiful Foxton Beach with its array of out-door activities including the internationally renowned Manawatū River Estuary.
Take your time, explore and enjoy the Horowhenua region.