Manawatu – no limits

highdenmanorCome on a journey to Manawatu – your gateway to New Zealand culture.  Conveniently located half way between Taupo and Wellington, the region is an adventure playground, set in the charm of rural New Zealand with the sophisticated provincial appeal of Palmerston North city (affectionately known by some as Palmy). 

The landscape sweeps dramatically from the Ruahine and Tararua mountain ranges, through the spectacular Manawatu Gorge and picturesque Pohangina Valley, along Manawatu River to the coastal plains and beaches of Tangimona and Himitangi. 

palmerstoninternManawatu is easy to access and easy to navigate with Palmerston North International Airport located just 5.5km from the CBD of Palmerston North. 

Locals enjoy an active lifestyle, and visitors love the range of crazy adventure activities - quad biking up the mountain range, jet boating, bulldozer obstacle course, diving, jalopy racing and so much more.

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