The region spans 2,624 km² and encompasses breathtakingly beautiful parks, rivers and mountain ranges, including the famous Tararua and Ruahine Ranges, and sweeps out to the rugged west coast beaches of Himatangi and Tangimoana. Over 120,000 people choose to call Manawatū home, and with a diverse landscape like this it’s easy to see why!
Hop in the car and you’re less than two hours from Wellington and one hour from Whanganui. It’s also an easy drive to North Island ski fields, Hawke’s Bay wineries and Mount Taranaki. What makes Palmerston North city and Manawatū more liveable than most, is the world class education, flourishing industries and a safe environment for raising a family.
Manawatū is recognised among some of the top agrifood hubs in the world? Home to more than 3900 scientists, researchers and innovators and national and global companies, the agritech and agrifood sector here is thriving.
The opportunities for business and investment are seemingly endless, as are the lifestyle opportunities, from breathtaking walking and mountain biking tracks to thriving food and retail scenes, that stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the big cities of New Zealand.
Manawatū is a place for the adventurous, the eco and culture-conscious and the thinkers of this world.
It provides a road less travelled, and more opportunity than most for learning, for growth and for life. So let the weight lift off those shoulders and relax into the life you’ve always planned on having.
Life’s too short to spend hours in traffic or worrying about a huge mortgage. Manawatū offers the ultimate lifestyle, it’s easy and affordable and yours to enjoy.
From great cycleways, gorgeous parks and river pathways to fabulous restaurants, cafes, libraries and museums, here in Manawatū, life couldn’t be better.