Stormy Point Route is a brilliant alternative to getting to Feilding and Palmerston North city, away from State Highway One.

Named after the Stormy Point lookout, where the views are phenomenal, stretching as far as Mt Taranaki and Mt Ruapehu, and the west coast. You’ll also see 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 gardens, a boutique wool mill and a stunning artist’s haven. Keep an eye out for roadside stalls and quirky boutique stores. 

Start from Feilding in the south or from the State Highway One turn off at Vinegar Hill in the north, the Stormy Point Route takes you through hilly countryside with stunning scenery. 

Vinegar Hill

Turn off of State Highway One and start your scenic journey along this stunning route. 

Vinegar Hill Domain

A popular campground that’s ideal for kayaking, swimming, bush walking and exploring. 

Rewa Gallery

Meet the Artist Stewart Fulljames in his bright red shop and gallery. 

Stormy Point Lookout

Inspiring the route name, from the lookout you’ll see breathtaking panoramic views. 

Ridge Top Farm Glamping

Glamping at it’s finest with stunning 360 degree views. 

Beaconsfield Valley Reserve

A former school, this reserve offers overnight parking for self-contained vehicles. 


A charming rural village set amongst the agricultural plains and sweeping mountain ranges. 

Cheltenham Hotel

Stop in and enjoy a meal with the locals at The Cheltenham Hotel, one of New Zealand’s best country pubs. 

Almadale Scenic Reserve

Take a picnic, go for a short walk or even have a swim in the river at this tranquil reserve. 

Menzies Ford

A lovely little reserve ideal for a picnic and a quick dip in the river to cool off. 


Finish in friendly Feilding, winner of New Zealand’s most beautiful town award 16 times!