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Beauty at its best

Find those fresh air feels

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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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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!
Where to run like the wind in Manawatū
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Explore Victoria Esplanade
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Five great days out with kids in Manawatū
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Must-do activities in Manawatū
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Feilding Guide: Eat, Drink and Do
With free parking and boutique charm, New Zealand’s most beautiful town Feilding has lots on offer. Here is just a…
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Not so ordinary date nights
Take your woo-ing to the next level and try something a little bit different for your next date night. Stay…
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Local markets you’ll love
One of the best ways to sample the region is by browsing the local markets. From locally grown produce and…
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Road-tripping to Whitecliffs Boulders Mangaweka
Whitecliffs Boulders are one of natures surprising creations offering a truly unique experience. If you’re travelling via State Highway One or…
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