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Beauty at its best

Find those fresh air feels

Take it in

Manawatū literally means - ‘heart standing still’ and when you get up into the Ruahines or the Tararuas - you’ll truly feel that legend. We’re a region that mother nature has been very kind to. Vast west coast beaches, beautiful rolling countryside and immersive native bush and all doable between lunchtime and beer o’clock.

Gardens

We’ve got green fingers alright! The home of award-winning public gardens, rambling country estates, inner-city sanctuaries and quarter acre havens. Take a wander and connect with all the blooming brilliance Manawatū holds.


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Parks, Reserves & Beaches

If you’re looking for some fresh air fun in the great outdoors, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Manawatū with oodles of gloriously green parks, epic playgrounds, sparkling rivers and rugged west coast beaches waiting to be found.
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Wildlife

He taonga matahiapo ngā ora o te taiao. Atawhaitia! Kōrerohia! Our wildlife is highly treasured. We care for it! We talk about it! 
 You’ll find we’re keen to share this love for kaitiakitanga so you too can gain a renewed appreciation for nature, and all her incredible critters. Native birds, eels, and brightly glowing bugs that only come out at night. Take a peak, see what you can find.
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EXPERIENCE Manawatū >

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!
Adrenaline fix?
When life calls for some EXTRA fun... don’t hold back, it’s time to get off the couch and feel alive!
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Health kick? 
Those Easter delights giving you the guilts? We’ve got you covered with where you can shred and shed to keep…
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Brunch dates? 
Grab the gals and hit the coffee! When you need that top up of the latest gossip, these are the…
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Sweet treats? 
Don’t deny it, summer’s out and so is the diet! This is your chance to taste all those tantilising temptations…
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Beauty buzz? 
Sometimes, you just need someone to say, you deserve a treat... let that be us! Sit back and take in…
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Pantry top up? 
It’s time to Pinterest your pantry. Stock up for the colder months with a panty full of all the essentials, obviously…
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Winter wardrobe?
When the warm weather fades and the winter woolies call, it’s the perfect time to hit the pavement and give your…
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Date night?
Tick off some of our fav spots for when you need some quality time with the one you love.
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