Manawatu-Wanganui

This is Heartland New Zealand at its best. The Manawatu is a stronghold of farming in New Zealand and is home to the student town of Palmerston North and the rugged beauty of the Manawatu Gorge and Ruahine Forest Park.

The Whanganui region has the Whanganui River at its heart. The river captures visitors’ imaginations and has particular spiritual importance to Maori. A planned journey down the river itself is a 5-day excursion and is one of the Department of Conservation’s Great Walks. The region is also home to a large community of artists making a visit to local museums and galleries a must. Whanganui is a designated motorhome town, encouraging self-drive visitors throughout the year.

Must-do

  • Visit Palmerston North’s New Zealand Rugby Museum
  • Defy gravity at the Mokai Gravity Canyon
  • Locate the Bridge to Nowhere in the Whanganui National Park
  • Take a ride on the Durie Hill Elevator
  • Paddle down the Whanganui river
Ohakune Top 10 Holiday Park

Ohakune Top 10 Holiday Park

Ohakune, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park

Whanganui River Top 10 Holiday Park

Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Whanganui Seaside Holiday Park

Whanganui Seaside Holiday Park

Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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Tatum Holiday Park

Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Raetihi Holiday Park

Raetihi Holiday Park

Raetihi, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Feilding Holiday Park

Feilding Holiday Park

Feilding, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Palmerston North Holiday Park

Palmerston North Holiday Park

Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Himatangi Beach Holiday Park

Himatangi Beach Holiday Park

Himatangi Beach, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
Levin Motor Camp

Levin Motor Camp

Levin, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand