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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.
Wanganui B&B, Farmstay
Prices from $250 per couple
A real taste of NZ farm life
Enjoy a truely relaxing, stress free getaway on a large New Zealand sheep and cattle farm. Escape the rat race and relish the beauty of nature, the birds singing, streams trickling, stars twinkling and the native bush. Relax on the sunny deck or curl up beside the cosy log fire.
Phone: 06 3428823
Address: 4300 State Highway 4, Wanganui
Palmerston North B&B
Prices from $170 to $220 per couple
2 hours drive to Wellington and Hawkes Bay, 3 hours from Taupo and New Plymouth.
Comfortable accommodation in a stunning modern home. No separate entrances or bland, impersonal room at this bed and breakfast. Expect to be treated like royalty at Refreshstay.
Mobile (and SMS): +64274405607
Address: 11a Ake Ake Ave, Hokowhitu, Palmerston North
Prices from $150 to $190 per couple
20 minutes from Wanganui
Rangitikei Rural B&B
35 Minutes drive east from Taihape off State Highway 1
River Valley Lodge, New Zealand's original adventure lodge. The riverside Lodge is a great base for your central North Island adventures, especially white water rafting and horse trekking. The Lodge has a range of accommodation options from backpacker style bunkrooms to luxury ensuite double rooms
Phone: 06 3881444
Freephone: 0800 248666
Address: Mangahoata Road, Pukeokahu, Taihape
Rangitikei Rural B&B, Farmstay
Prices from $100 to $160 per couple
Half way between Wellington and Taupo, 10mins off SH1
Rangitikei Farmstay was awarded the 2018 Trip Adviser Certificate of Excellence. Located half way between Wellington and Taupo, on a large sheep and beef farm. This authentic and unique farmstay offers accommodation for up to 18 guests, friendly animals and some free activities.
Address: 422 Makuhou Road. Marton
Rangitikei Rural B&B, Farmstay, Hosted Self-catering
Prices from $100 to $200 per couple
30km South of Taihape
Manawatu rural Homestay
Prices from $165 per couple
Ataahua Cottage is located approximately 2ks from centre of Feilding .
Ataahua Cottage is fully selfcontained 1930s cottage set on a 23 acre lifestyle block. Tranquil & private setting with extensive views.We can sleep 6 people in 2 luxurious queen size beds & 2 single beds. The cottage has a freestanding fire, and the added bonus of a heatpump. Full kitchen
Mobile (and SMS): 0274901136 or 027.2351901
Address: 148 Halcombe Road Feilding
Feilding B&B, Homestay, Farmstay
Prices from $150 to $240 per couple
Feilding12minutes Palmerston North 25 minutes via Colyton
"Hiamoe Farmstay "100 year old colonial style home with central heating and open fires . Fenced pool. Families a speciallity with ample opportunity to experience a real farm in action with sheep ,cattle and deer. 3 double rooms but only one group or family staying at one time.
Phone: 06 280 3061
Mobile (and SMS): Please email
Address: 1358Taonui Road Colyton Feilding
Rangitikei Rural B&B, Farmstay
Prices from $125 per couple
6Minutes south of Taihape, 12 minutes north of Mangaweka, all on sealed road ing
Stay in comfort in our modern home in spacious grounds situated in the heart of the Rangitikei on 90acres of farmland. Enjoy the magnificent views of the mountain and ranges,Comfortable beds with electric blankets.Breakfast has choice of menu, cooked ,or continental .Evening meal by arrangement.
Mobile (and SMS): 0278499870
Address: 110 Wairanu Road
Prices from $100 to $120 per couple
1.4km off SH 1, 5km South of Levin
Situated in a recently developed lifestyle subdivision 1 km off SH1, Ohau Highland Bed & Breakfast is ideal for travellers to relax in a quiet environment and enjoy the magnificent rural views. After a leisurely breakfast you will want to stroll around our property and meet our highland cattle.
Phone: 06 3684729
Mobile (and SMS): 0274815191
Address: 138 Muhunoa West Road,Levin
Palmerston North B&B, Homestay, Farmstay
9 km south west from Palmerston North City (10 minutes)
Marie and Paul welcome you to the farm, their bit of New Zealand Paradise. Enjoy a tour of the farm. the peace and tranquility, with stunning views of the Tararua Ranges. Plus indulge in a complimentary full-breakfast from farm produce. A delicious home cooked evening meal available on request.
Mobile (and SMS): 0277466771
Address: 1371 Kairanga Bunnythorpe Road, R D 5
Prices from $200 to $250 per couple
Tulloch Manor is an award winning Tudor home with multiple spacious living areas, a cosy ambience and a tranquil garden and rural outlook from the swimming pool deck. Two guest bedrooms and bathrooms adjoin Conservatory, Executive Lounge. Gluten Free, Paleo, Low GI cereals included.
Phone: 06 927 5300
Mobile (and SMS): 027 432 1970
Address: 11 Tulloch Street, St Johns Hill, Wanganui