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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, 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
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
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
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
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Address: 1358Taonui Road Colyton Feilding