By Destination Manawatu
With plenty of rural charm, Manawatū 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.
Foxton has a fascinating history and is known for producing the New Zealand soft drink Foxton Fizz. Find out more.
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.
Situated between Levin and Palmerston North on State Highway 57 is the charming town of Shannon. Find out what there is to see and do.
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.