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Feilding’s small town atmosphere greets you with red-bricked pavements, stunning flowerbeds, a warm elegance and a welcoming community – it’s easy to see why they’ve won the award for ‘New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Town’ no less than 16 times!

Welcome to Feilding

A vibrant hub of the Manawatū with a diverse array of shops and eateries, here you’ll be met with a friendly smile, and the welcoming hospitality that has earned this town the label of ‘Friendly Feilding’.

Just 15 minutes from Palmerston North, Feilding is a charming rural town with a close-knit community. Surrounded by lush and diverse farmland, the town is home to a number of agricultural businesses and is a fast growing and flourishing town.

Friday’s in Feilding are a hive of activity, with the award-winning Farmers’ Markets in the town square and the weekly livestock sales at Feilding Saleyards – one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest stock saleyards.

As for the great outdoors, with the Ruahine Ranges on the back doorstep of the town, a network of parks and reserves, including the beautiful Awahuri Forest-Kitchener Park, and the west coast beaches less than 30 minutes drive away, the options to get back to nature are many and varied.

You’ll never be bored in Feilding, with a variety of events to choose from every week, from motorsport at Manfeild, to mid-winter balls, craft markets to life drawing classes – there is something to suit everyone.

With great schools, affordable real estate and all the amenities and entertainment, Feilding offers relaxed living and a laid back rural lifestyle.

Considering a move to Feilding?

Back in 2017, artist Joe McMenamin and his family of five moved from Wellington to Feilding. Watch their story to find out what the move has meant for them.

Watch their story.

Joe McMenamin Meet the LocalsMove to Feilding
July 12, 2020

Meet Feilding Local Joe McMenamin

The McMenamin family of five moved from Wellington to Feilding in January 2017, when Joe's wife Sarah was offered a position at St John's Anglican church. In Wellington Joe had…

Spending a day in Feilding

Check out our guide on what to do in Feilding – from dining destinations and cafe-hopping to art galleries, boutique cinemas and creative studios, Feilding really does have it all.

See the guide.

Focal Point Cinema in Feilding Feilding GuideLocals LoveTown GuideVisit Highlights
March 1, 2019

Feilding Guide: Eat, Drink and Do

With free parking and boutique charm, New Zealand’s most beautiful town Feilding has lots on offer. Here is just a taster of the many great places to visit, shop and…

Feilding Farmers’ Market

Every Friday – Manchester Square