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Stormy Point Route


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See for miles and get up close with ancient geology.

Take the Stormy Point Route where the views are phenomenal, stretching as far as Mt Taranaki, Mt Ruapehū and the West Coast of the North Island. 

Discover one of the best-preserved sequences of river terraces in the world. This route takes you high above diverse, lush farmland, through winding

country lanes and past World Class rhododendron gardens, a boutique wool mill and a stunning artist’s haven. Keep an eye out for roadside stalls and be sure to call into the Feilding Farmers' Market on a Friday. 

Download The Country Road brochure for the route details and map. 

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Palmerston North & Manawatu | Feilding Farmers Market and clock tower


1-2 days

Vinegar Hill to Palmerston North

Distance: 60km each way
Surface: 100% Sealed Roads

DAY 1.

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Ridge Top Glamping, Manawatū

VINEGAR HILL — stormy point lookout

13km, 13mins


The Stormy Point Route starts at Vinegar Hill, turning off SH1 onto Vinegar Hill Road. If you're looking for an exclusive luxury experience, look no further than Rathmoy Estate, nestled on the Rangitikei River, just minutes off SH1.

Head down the valley for a dip at Vinegar Hill Domain, or set up camp for the night.

Soak in the scenery as you wind through the valleys to Rewa. A visit to the Rewa's Art Gallery is a must, it also happens to be the only shop in the village.

Stormy Point Lookout guarantees views that won't disappoint! Don't forget to take some snaps and pack a picnic lunch!

Stretch your legs on a pre-booked day walk at Ridge Top Farm Walk (13km self guided), a unique opportunity to experience a real kiwi working farm. Stay for the night at Ridge Top Farm Glamping, a country-themed Glamping site nestled into a sheltered spot with a luxury tent and hut, a camp kitchen and bathroom, and a dedicated campfire area.

where to stay

Distance from SH1 / Vinegar Hill Road
- Rathmoy Estate - Luxury private estate (200 metres)
- Cliff Top Cottage - Rural cottage (800 metres)
- Vinegar Hill Domain - Basic campground (1.8km)
- Ridge Top Farm Glamping - Luxury glamping (28km)

Stormy point lookout circle

Top Tip!

Stormy Point Lookout provides epic views and has a viewing platform and seat. The route is windy, take care while driving.

Stormy Point lookout — Palmerston North

47km, 50 mins


In the summer stop at Cheltenham General Store and Takeaways to cool off with an Ice cream and milkshake.

If you're looking for small town charm head to Feilding. Cruise on down to the Clock Tower on a Friday and meet the local growers at the Feilding Farmers' market. This foodie haven is renowned for its welcoming and friendly atmosphere.

Discover all the things to do in Feilding, including boutique treasure shopping, saleyard tours, art galleries and museums. 



where to stay

- Beaconsfield Valley Reserve - Overnight parking for self-contained vehicles 
- Brindle Cottages - unique Bed & Breakfast

See all Feilding and Palmerston North Accommodation

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Day 2.

Manchester Square, Feilding
Manawatu | Feilding Farmers Market fresh produce circle

Top Tip!

Visit on a Friday! The charming town of Feilding comes alive on a Friday with all the local farmers in town for the weekly stock sales.

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