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Fuel up on all your foodie favourites. Manawatū is made to be savoured. Brunch, lunch, dinner, drinks and everything in between. You’ll find all kinds of top eats here, from traditional kiwi café treats to the best international cuisines.


Get your café hit, you’ll find all the best brunch spots here. Sip a short black, sink into a fresh salad, or satisfy those smashed avo cravings. You’ll be spoiled for choice.

Fine Dining  

Soak in the atmosphere, enjoy a spot of lunch in the sun, and savour Manawatū’s fine dining scene. 

Casual Dining

From burgers and brews to sushi and saké, when it comes to casual dining - Manawatū has your cravings covered.
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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!
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
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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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Top day trips this winter
Winter in Manawatū is a beautiful thing. It's a season filled with curiously fun weekend drives, fiery sunsets on the…
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Where to run like the wind in Manawatū
From trail runs to inner city pathways, there's a variety of terrain here in Manawatū for all running abilities to…
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