Things To Do

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Discover a real kiwi experience in Palmerston North City & Manawatu. Whether you like to explore the great outdoors, admire the beauty of artwork, or devour a perfectly brewed coffee, the Manawatu is ready to show what it’s made of.

Feel the wind in your hair on the west coast beaches, or take shelter in the stunning ancient native bush of Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge. You can hit the ground running on one of the many cycling, mountain biking or walking tracks, and even the most avid adrenaline junkie will be satisfied with bungee jumping, white water rafting and kite surfing on offer.

For the cultured among us, the region is dotted with galleries and historical collections waiting to be discovered and explored, while country pubs, boutique shops and farmstays offer a relaxed day of meandering and meeting the locals. So, what are you waiting for? Come and discover the playground of Manawatu.

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