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Manawatu-Wanganui Region

4.2
Hiking Trails · Gardens · Bodies of Water
Step out into heartland of New Zealand and enjoy an authentic Kiwi holiday in Manawatu-Wanganui Region. Containing areas of ecological significance, including the World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park, and stunning ravines, coastline, hills, and rivers, the region inspires a great love for conservation, wildlife, and the outdoors in its inhabitants. Soak it all in on foot or wheels, and then sit down to enjoy the fruits of this agricultural powerhouse in one of the many towns. Plan your visit to Manawatu-Wanganui Region and other destinations in New Zealand using our New Zealand online itinerary planner.
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Places to visit in Manawatu-Wanganui Region

Popular things to do in Manawatu-Wanganui Region

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing ©
Hiking Trail
Tongariro Alpine Crossing Tongariro National Park
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
Ohakune Old Coach Road ©
Historic Walking Area
Ohakune Old Coach Road Tongariro National Park
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Virginia Lake ©
Water Body
Virginia Lake Whanganui
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Taranaki Falls ©
Waterfall
Taranaki Falls Tongariro National Park
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Manawatu-Wanganui Region

Horsemtrails ©
Hiking Trail
Horsemtrails Tongariro National Park
5.0
Duration: 8 hours
Tongariro Northern Circuit ©
Hiking Trail
Tongariro Northern Circuit Tongariro National Park
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Silica Rapids Track ©
Hiking Trail
Silica Rapids Track Whakapapa
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Rotopounamu Track ©
Hiking Trail
Rotopounamu Track Tongariro National Park
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Nature in Manawatu-Wanganui Region

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Whanganui River ©
Water Body
Whanganui River Whanganui
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Tama Lakes ©
Water Body
Tama Lakes Whakapapa
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Mount Ruapehu ©
Volcano
Mount Ruapehu Tongariro National Park
4.5
Duration: 4 hours
Mangawhero Falls ©
Waterfall
Mangawhero Falls Tongariro National Park
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes

Parks in Manawatu-Wanganui Region

Victoria Esplanade Gardens
Garden
Victoria Esplanade Gardens Palmerston North
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Bason Botanic Gardens ©
Garden
Bason Botanic Gardens Whanganui
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Kowhai Park ©
Playground
Kowhai Park Whanganui
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
Levin Adventure Park ©
Playground
Levin Adventure Park Levin
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Manawatu-Wanganui Region

Timber Trail NZ
Biking Trail
Timber Trail NZ Pureora Forest Park
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
Whakapapa Nature Walk ©
Hiking Trail
Whakapapa Nature Walk Tongariro National Park
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
Ridge Track ©
Hiking Trail
Ridge Track Whakapapa
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
Mounds Walk
Hiking Trail
Mounds Walk Tongariro National Park
2.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Museums in Manawatu-Wanganui Region

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National Army Museum ©
Military Museum
National Army Museum Waiouru
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
Te Manawa ©
Specialty Museum
Te Manawa Palmerston North
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
New Zealand Rugby Museum ©
Specialty Museum
New Zealand Rugby Museum Palmerston North
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Sarjeant Gallery ©
Art Gallery
Sarjeant Gallery Whanganui
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
Ruapehu Adventure Rides ©
Off-Road Tour
Ruapehu Adventure Rides National Park Village
5.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Mead's Wall
Scenic Walking Area
Mead's Wall Whakapapa
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Durie Hill Elevator & Elevator Tower ©
Landmark
Durie Hill Elevator & Elevator Tower Whanganui
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
Active Outdoor Adventures
National Park
Active Outdoor Adventures Tongariro National Park
4.8
Duration: 8 hours