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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!
Rangiwahia Scenic Reserve – Manawatū’s Hidden Treasure
Tucked away in the northern Manawatū village of Rangiwahia, you’d be forgiven for not knowing of its existence, but locals…
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Nurtured by Nature – Fresh Air Family Fun
Whether you’re looking to get away from it all, refresh in the great outdoors, or reconnect with friends and whānau,…
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Time out in Āpiti: all you need for the perfect soulcation
Surrender to the stillness and sweet seclusion of Āpiti life – discover a weekend at The Last Church in Āpiti. Day…
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Travelling by Motorhome in Manawatū
Manawatū is a spectacular place to travel by motorhome. This little slice of kiwiana paradise packs in a lot to…
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Munch – Inclusive eating in the heart of Palmerston North city
Order a coconut milk cappuccino and a vegan banana muffin at Munch on Broadway Avenue and the staff won’t bat an eyelid.…
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Great pubs and cocktails in Manawatū
Manawatū is a melting pot of industry, academia, lifestyles and ages – and so it follows that there’s an incredible…
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Dining experiences not to be missed in Manawatū
Manawatū is a region that grows incredible food, and it’s a melting pot of cultures from all around the globe…
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A Local’s Guide to Fine Dining in the City
If there is one thing Palmerston North doesn’t lack, it’s a generous selection of unbelievably good restaurants. Whether you’re a…
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