Manawatū – he whaitua rongonui o Aotearoa, he wairua matakuikui, he aronga auaha, tapatapahi ana!
Manawatū – a legendary land of Aotearoa, full of spirit and joy, with a creative bend.
Our region rewards those who follow their nose and get off the beaten track to find the hidden gems. OK sure, we offer world class coffee, epic trails to shred, food to die for and enough shopping to get your heart pumping, but the special thing about Manawatū is the journey of discovery along the way. We’re here to help you connect the dots to forge your own unique path.
So, let’s get out there…
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…