Welcome to Manawatū - the next stop on your Women's World Cup 2023 itinerary!
See, do, stay, and indulge… we've curated a raft of great experiences to ensure your visit is one to remember!
Discover something surprising and authentic in the heart of New Zealand. Try some adrenaline-fueled action, enjoy a slice of the country life experience or connect with nature in Manawatū's ancient native bush. Just a short drive north from host city, Wellington, we've got something unique for you!
Appreciate Manawatū at its most authentic with this rural itinerary:
Get a taste of true rural life at Feilding's weekly Farmers' Market. Enjoy the freshest local produce and hear all about it straight from the producer! Then head down the road for a tour of the Southern Hemisphere's largest sale yards mid-action.
Go bush at Te Āpiti - Manawatū Gorge and hike through culturally significant ancient native bush and meet the 6 meter tall statue of Māori warrior Whātonga.
Take the back road via the Manawatū Scenic Route by car (or bicycle if you're feeling keen) and take in the stunning 360 degree views on your way through northern Manawatū.
End your day at the locally famous Āpiti Tavern and Eatery. Enjoy world-class smoked brisket and soak in the warm country atmosphere.
Walk the River Pathway and discover He Ara Kotahi pedestrian bridge and our Urban Eels feeding platform.
Check out the engaging program of exhibition and events on at Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and Heritage. Te Manawa offers a unique opportunity to experience, and participate in, the stories of our past, present and future.
End the day back in the wild outdoors with a top tier Fish & Chip picnic at Himatangi Beach.
Mix up your Women's World Cup 2023 calendar with these amazing events happening in Manawatū over July and August:
Breathe deep the fresh and vibrant spirit of this thriving urban centre, home to bright minds and big ideas. This is a place where connections are made. Centrally located, expertly connected, with big city benefits, yet small city convenience and costs, we have all the right ingredients in Manawatū.