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From the rugged country of the Whanganui River and National Park to the Ruahine Ranges, to the awe inspiring Manawatu Gorge, this is great country for the outdoorsman (or woman).
Experience the past with a trip on the restored Whanganui River paddle boat or have a go at white water canoeing. There are 239 named rapids! The region is also home to the "Bridge to Nowhere".
The urban centres of Palmerston North and Wanganui have their own attractions too. Try the Jazzboat Festival in Wanganui and visit Cook’s Gardens, famous for athletics. It was here that Peter Snell set the world mile record in 1962.
In Palmerston North visit the Rugby Museum to learn about New Zealand’s passion for the sport. Also in Palmerston North you will find the stunning, 3 hectare Rose Gardens. Then for a completely different insight into the world of New Zealand farming, take a tour of to the livestock sale in Fielding where up to 15,000 sheep are sold at each sale.
Levin Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $150 per couple
An hour & 15-min drive (100 Km) north of Wellington
Nestled in a tranquil and peaceful rural setting the apartment is clean and modern, fully self contained, with free WiFi access and a king-size bed. It is an ideal spot for those with a love of nature to relax and unwind. Our mini-farm has goats, cow, ducks and sheep and they are all friendly !
Mobile (and SMS): 0211922192
Address: 28 Grande view Terrace, Ohau, Levin
Taihape B&B, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $120 to $240 per couple
Rangitikei River, SE of Taihape.
Tarata is nestled in bush where the picturesque Rangitikei River meets the rugged Ruahine Ranges. Enjoy our Homestead or our fully self contained Retreats with your own private spa pool .The Tree House is big enough for the whole family and the River Retreat is perfect for your romantic Honeymoon.
Wanganui B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $150 per couple
Between Raetihi and Whanganui on SH4 - the scenic Parapara
Tranquil farmstay cottage, situated in the heart of Whanganui's sheep farming region,nestled in the secluded Mangawhero River Valley, with views of hills, trees and native plantings. Explore the family farm and you are welcome to join us in the farm activities. Sleeps 7.
Phone: 06 3425521
Address: 50 Siceley Road, Waiwiri, Whanganui
Levin B&B, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $140 per couple
One and a half hours north of Wellington.
Windy Waves Bed & Breakfast Suite is located at Waitarere Beach in its own private wing of a modern beach house with panoramic views to the sea and over the local beach community. Just 1 1/2 hours north of Wellington, it is an ideal stop-over when travelling to or from the Cook Strait Ferry.
Rangitikei Rural B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $100 to $200 per couple
30km South of Taihape
Rangitikei Rural Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Manawatu/Rangitikei region. 10 minutes off SH1 at Mangaweka
Hodd Cottage is a cosy, comfortable home perfect for family or group rural holidays. Enjoy the peaceful surrounds and fresh country air. Private access to a safe river, a marked farm walk, or join in with farm activities for a real NZ farm experience! We're halfway between Rotorua and Wellington.
Phone: 06 382 5726
Address: 906 Ruahine Road, Mangaweka
Manawatu rural B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Approximately 40 minutes north of Feilding
GlenLuce is a strikingly re-decorated 1903 five-bedroom Homestead. GlenLuce is situated below the stunning Ruahine Range and is surrounded by farmland. It has a “home away from home feeling," with its log burner, native wooden floors, spacious lounge, complete kitchen and outdoor garden BBQ area.
Manawatu Self-catering Accommodation includes: