Manawatu / Wanganui
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This region covers the Manawatu, Wanganui, Rangitikei and Tararua districts including Palmerston North, Fielding, Wanganui city, Whanganui River, Taihape, Marton, Bulls, Foxton, Levin, Pahiatua and Dannevirke.Manawatu & Wanganui
Manawatu and Wanganui regions are located half way between Rotorua and Wellington in the North Island of New Zealand. The regions offer the charm of rural New Zealand with many small settlements famous for their character and friendliness.
The mild climate provides ideal growing conditions for many public gardens, including world renowned rhododendron gardens. At the Mount Bruce National Wildlife Centre, view New Zealand's endangered species.
For the more adventurous, there are plenty of activities from white water rafting, kayaking, jet boating, bungy jumping, fishing, hunting, hiking and tramping.
Palmerston North, the main city in Manawatu, has the world's first rugby museum, a strong theatre scene and Massey University as well as an international airport servicing flights from Australia.
The Whanganui River flows through the Whanganui National Park to lowland farms and the historic city of Wanganui on the west coast. This region is rich in Maori and European history and has a strong spiritual feel. Canoe and kayak river journeys, jetboating and hiking adventures are suitable for all ages.
Wanganui city has a wealth of well preserved historic buildings and a strong artistic community with many galleries and studios.
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