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Blooming Brilliance

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.


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!
Country Cuisine - Pubs and Cafés
Take a trip into the countryside and experience a taste of Manawatū's best hospitality, located amongst some of the region's…
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3 hikes in 3 days - the ultimate guide for active explorers in Manawatū
A long weekend in Manawatū can be just what active explorers need. Or if you’re a local, make sure you…
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Little shops that spark joy
Dotted throughout the Manawatū are little shops that spark joy – from handmade local products to unique bespoke pieces, you’ll…
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Family friendly farmstays
Manawatū has a fantastic selection of unique farmstays available that offer unforgettable family friendly experiences on a working farm. Come and enjoy genuine Kiwi…
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Gardens to visit in Manawatū
From traditional English rose gardens to organic lavender fields, Manawatū is home to a large collection of diverse and breathtaking…
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Palmerston North's four legged cafés
If you're on the hunt for a brunch spot you can take your four legged friend to then Palmerston North…
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Guide to exploring northern Manawatū
The stunning and dramatic rural landscape of northern Manawatū is dotted with scenic activities that offer a perfect day trip…
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Five of Manawatū's top playgrounds
With an abundance of playgrounds in Manawatū, here are our top picks for your littlies to be entertained for hours.…
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