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Top things to do in Winter

TOP THINGS TO DO IN WINTER

Winter in Manawatū is a beautiful thing. It's a season filled with curiously fun weekend drives, cozy pamper sessions, evening strolls and camping experiences.
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SUNDAY DRIVE THROUGH POHANGINA VALLEY

Weekend explorers can enjoy a bit of everything along the Manawatū scenic route, grab your jackets or if you are feeling adventurous pack the tent and some sleeping bags and use the camping facilities in Totara Reserve for a night or two. For dinner venture around to the the Āpiti Tavern for some delicious food and drinks.

EVENING STROLL

Rug up for an evening stroll as the sun sets. The Manawatū River Pathway is right on the doorstep of Palmerston North City and beats the treadmill every day of the week. With signposted running or walking loops of every distance imaginable it's a great way to get outside despite the winter chill. Whether your are after a casual stroll to wind down after your work week or a long run to exercise you and your pup the Manawatūm river pathway has you sorted.

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WINE AND DINE

Fast, fresh and fabulous food. The Strong Room has you covered on those cold nights that you just don't want to cook. At The Strong Room there is an area for every occasion, Mezzanine Function Room upstairs, private bank vault dining downstairs and restaurant in between. Perfectly located slap bang in the middle of Feilding and just 15 minutes away from Palmerston North City. Select from a variety of mains and wines and kick back and relax in the warm inviting atmosphere without having worry about the dishes.

SPA DAY

Have a spa day right here in Palmerston North. Alchemy & I offers everything from from a facial to a hot stone massage. Indulge in an aromatherapy massage or pamper yourself with one of their luxurious package deals. The salon has created a warm relaxing environment perfect for after working a long winter's day, plus they have a dedicated list of treatments for the gents. Lads if you are working outside in the elements this winter book in and have a pamper session!

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GETAWAY

Book a romantic winters night away from home at the Hiwinui Country Estate. Select from the gorgeous apartments overlooking the treetops, with queen sized beds will small balconies the tree top apartments provide the coziest of atmospheres for your relaxing night away. At the Hiwinui Country Estate you can also select one of the rooms inside the lodge. If you are wanting a luxurious experience the super king suite has a private spa bath in the room. When booking to stay in the lodge, guests have the use of lodge facilities such as the inviting and spacious lounge and dining areas as well as the outdoor spa bath and fire area. Take advantage of the quiet and relaxing atmosphere and book an in room massage, a grazing platter or a bottle of house wine. Their red wine is the perfect winter warmer.

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