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  • Towns in Manawatu

    Towns in Manawatu

    With plenty of rural charm, Manawatu is an ideal place to immerse yourself in Kiwi farming culture. Palmerston North is the bustling centre of this region.

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  • Museums

    Museums

    Manawatu is heartland New Zealand and has a number of fascinating museum attractions.

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  • Gardens

    Gardens

    Manawatu's fertile soil and rural landscapes are home to a number of tranquil, beautiful gardens.

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  • Shopping in Manawatu

    Shopping in Manawatu

    Mix a charming country lifestyle with boutique artisans and kiwi markets and you've got Manawatu, a region where you can enjoy a distinctly ‘New Zealand' shopping experience.

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  • New Zealand Rugby Museum

    New Zealand Rugby Museum

    The New Zealand Rugby Museum contains New Zealand's biggest and most comprehensive collection of rugby memorabilia and records, including some of the world's rarest rugby artefacts.

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  • Rafting

    Rafting

    Manawatu is heartland New Zealand and home to some of the best rafting around. Head to the Rangitikei River, one of the country’s largest waterways.

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  • Horse riding

    Horse riding

    The landscapes of Manawatu – lush native bush, the beautiful Ruahine Ranges and pretty coastline – make horse trekking one of the best ways to explore.

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  • Scenic highlights

    Scenic highlights

    One of New Zealand’s farming strongholds, Manawatu’s scenic highlights involve lush forest parts and lovingly manicured gardens.

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