Inspired by the region’s unique energy and interpreted by the cultural heart of the people, Manawatū’s arts scene is vibrant and vivacious. Art galleries, theatres, museums, exhibitions and street art. It’s enough to get your creative senses tingling.
Manawatū is home to a thriving theatre scene. The city’s cultural set comes out to play after dark, and we’re proud as punch of our performances, talent and vast collection of local and international shows. There’s always a performance, or a play to see.
Whether you want the latest blockbuster or something a bit boutique - Manawatū has the big screen sorted. Popcorn and pic ‘n’ mix, or a platter and pinot, we’ve got the cinema experience you're craving.
Discover Manawatū through the eyes of our locals. From eating and drinking hit-lists to family friendly day trips, shopping hot spots and rural discoveries. This is the start of something beautiful. Dive right in!
Get lost with your whānau
Keen to take a hike or get on your bike with your whānau? We’ve got plenty of family friendly chances to get lost and see the unexpected side of Manawatū!
Manawatū’s Sledge Track offers the chance to connect with nature and experience some of the region’s most beautiful scenery in the heart of Kahuterawa Valley. Just a short 20–minute drive from Palmerston…