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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… 

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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!
Sledge Track – fun and adventure for everyone
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…
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Top Five Places to see the Sunrise in Manawatū
When you’re at the centre of it all – between mountain ranges and mighty rivers, rolling countryside and sweeping valleys,…
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Top Palmerston North Cheap Eats
When you’re looking for a dining experience that isn’t too hard on the pocket, we’ve got you covered. With a…
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Seven of the Best: Working Out in Palmerston North
When it comes to working out in Palmerston North, there are an array of options to suit all fitness types.…
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Fri-yay. Things to do when 5pm rolls around
After a long week, it’s nice to let your hair down. Check out some of these activities around Manawatū to…
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Your weekend escape in the Manawatū
Your weekend escape in the Manawatū A weekend escape to Manawatū can be action-packed or restful – you can experience…
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Local businesses you can support from the comfort of your home
After a few essentials? Shop Manawatū with a great range of local businesses offering to arrange delivery of essential products…
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Motorhoming in Manawatū 101
Travelling the Manawatū by motorhome gives you the ultimate freedom to access off-the-beaten-track gems at your own pace, from walking…
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