Manawatu is known for being a place of great beauty. There are so many spectacular places to visit, from the Manawatu Gorge to the Ruahine Ranges, to the magnificent beaches.
Adventure seekers will have a ball in Manawatu, with white-water rafting, mountain biking, kayaking and much more on offer – including the Turoa and Whakapapa ski fields.
But don’t worry if you seek quieter activities. Manawatu has cafes galore, and shops and an abundance of options to sit back in quiet and peaceful surroundings.