Manawatū-Whanganui, New Zealand

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Charming country roads await in Manawatu, with plenty of opportunity to stop for a Devonshire tea. Get up close and personal with rural life at a farmstay.
Manawatu also offers plenty of cycling trails to take in the stunning scenery, and many walks through the Ruahine Ranges.

Surrounded by majestic mountains, dramatic west coast beaches and unspoilt native bush make for an unforgettable wilderness experience. The region prides itself on it’s parks and reserves, cycle and walkways and a vivid art scene. Don’t be surprised to find an intimate and authentic New Zealand experience in the local communities of Whanganui.
A ‘must do’ is to navigate the Whanganui River (one of New Zealand’s Great Walks), over a three - four day kayak or canoe trip, camping along the way.