Manawatu is a beautiful green region of New Zealand and the perfect place for a relaxing holiday. Located north of Wellington, the Manawatu is a region of native habitats, scenic walks, amazing landscapes, adventure activities, and rich history. The university city of Palmerston North is the main town in Manawatu and one of the countries largest provincial towns. more
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Mobile-friendly - Close to Palmerston North Central Business District and Massey University. 17 fully self-contained accommodation ground-floor apartments. Family and studio units most with double spa baths, luxury units with super-king beds. Ideal for corporate and family stays. 50+ channels with Guest Select in all units and Free Wireless Internet in all units. Children's playground. Swimming pool. Enquire about our Romantic Package.
Mobile-friendly - Located on a quiet back section, just a ONE MINUTE stroll to the Palmerston North CBD. Giving you peaceful surroundings and also convenience while you are away from home. All of our motels 13 ground floor accommodation units have been recently refurbished to a high standard, yet we are offering affordable rates, giving you real value for money.
Mobile-friendly - We offer a range of affordable luxury accommodation. Modern facilities designed to please. 6 studios plus 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. All apartments have, spa baths, full kitchen TVs. Most rooms have double glazing and air conditioning. All units free high speed wifi. Cooked and continental breakfasts. Easy walk to town, easy drive to inter islander ferry. Friendly helpful hosts.
Mobile-friendly - Welcome to our warm, affordable, well-appointed motel in quiet location close to public transport, restaurants and civic amenities in the delightful city of Palmerston North. Close to various recreational areas and Massey University. On-site parking. Friendly hosts keen to please – come stay. Great accommodation at affordable rates and friendly service in quiet location off Palmerston Norths main street.
Mobile-friendly - Palmerston North's newest accommodation at the right price! Complex fully air-conditioned. Three minutes walk to restaurants, five minutes to CBD. All suites designed with your comfort in mind making staying at B-K's Premier Palmerston North an enjoyable experience. Smart TVs. Executive suites. Recliner chairs. Conference facilities and gym. Centrally located opposite Arena Manawatu for indoor sports and events, stockcars, rugby.
Situated in the heart of the North Island, New Zealand. Imagine accommodation close to a majestic waterfall, meandering stream and native bush—whio ‘blue ducks’, trout, eels and extraordinary bird life. Timber Trail Cycle Trail operator with all inclusive packages. We have it all – including spa! Friendly hosts with plenty of rustic charm, warm, cosy, affordable accommodation.
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Mobile-friendly - Canoe Safaris have 30 years experience in guided one to five-day canoe tours of Whanganui National Park. Fun-filled river holidays for folks with little or no paddling experience, families with young children, and those over 70 years young. All equipment and food supplied. Canoe and Kayak Rental available. Our trips have perfect mixture of fun, adventure, and value for money.
Ridge Top Farm combines the tranquility of luxury camping with a true 'Kiwi farm' experience. Part of the Canopy Camping Escapes network of luxury campsites around NZ, glamping at Ridge Top Farm offers spectacular views, stunning scenery and plenty to keep you entertained during your visit.
Challenge was formed in 1998 with an emphasis on service that is built on the independence and unique nature of our owner-operated stations. Because we are New Zealand owned, Challenge quickly became a force in the industry offering matching fuel services with a local community feel.
Perfect transport or tour solution if someone in your group has a disability. We can carry wheelchairs, mobility scooters and power chairs. We offer a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle equipped with wheelchair lift and low steps. Capable of carrying large groups with provision to remain in wheelchairs. Disabled sports events, inclusive group charters, 'wheelie' friendly travel club, wheelchair accessible touring.
Mobile-friendly - Unique Holiday Tours have been touring New Zealand for over thirty years, offering the best value for money on escorted tours. Specifically designed for mature travellers we provide hassle-free, fun-filled holidays, full of experiences to create memories of a lifetime. Become acquainted with the real New Zealand, enquire today to secure your spot on our next tour.
Mobile-friendly - Spacious well-appointed studios in a picturesque setting in the heart of the city and easy walking distance to cafes, restaurants and the Convention Centre. Short drive to Massey University and the Airport. Free wireless broadband internet. Easy drive to Wellington and ferries. Friendly hosts keen to make your stay a pleasant one. Come stay.
Mobile-friendly - Centrally located along Palmerston North's premier accommodation strip, less than one kilometre's drive from Palmerston North's Square, CBD, Massey University and IPC. Extremely quiet, superior accommodation. Our 16 Executive Suites and 4 Premium Studio Units cater for both Corporate and Leisure customers. Swipecard security, Air-conditioning, Double spabaths, FREE Wireless Broadband, Café style breakfast available. Book online today.
Mobile-friendly - Good, old fashioned hospitality for travellers and holiday makers. Himatangi Beach Holiday Park - in Manawatu on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand - is the ideal spot for campervans, caravans, tents and holiday-makers seeking comfortable, tidy cabin accommodation. Brand new events room, great for group gatherings. Spirit of Hospitality Award for Excellence in Holiday Parks.
If summer means sunshine, sands and sunsets to you, then take a trip to the peaceful, quiet and sandy expanses of Himatangi Beach. Located in the Manawatu district in the North Island - about 30 minutes drive west from the city of Palmerston North - this west coast beach is home to New Zealand's largest sand dunes.
Three levels of farmstay accommodation: The Retreat, Villa, and Homestead. Set in the hills of Rangitikei, offering accommodation for up to 22 people with French and German speaking hosts. Area famous for trout fishing, rafting and beautiful gardens. Guided trout fishing a speciality. Nestled in the scenic hill country of the Rangitikei District, in the Central North Island.
Previously the Pahiatua Hospital, this icon of a bygone error has been tastefully renovated to create a comfortable and versatile facility. Our speciality is large groups of up to 66 people. We can create packages for conferences, sports-teams or school-groups, equestrian events, training camps, business, social, political, craft/hobby groups or just family get togethers, to suit your needs.
Discover New Zealand's wonderful gardens on one of our small group guided tours, from renowned gardens of national significance to some hidden gems that you'll never forget. You don't have to be a gardener to appreciate a beautiful garden and the wonderful hospitality the passionate gardeners, who welcome us into their homes as friends.
Mobile-friendly - Primrose Manor provides stylish accommodation in the heart of Palmerston North City. Two Ensuite double rooms available on a nightly basis. One room has a king bed which with advance notice can be split to make into a twin room. Facilities include a spacious well equipped kitchen, off-street parking and wireless internet. We're a short walk to Restaurants and Cafes.
Mobile-friendly - New Zealand's Pukaha National Wildlife Centre is renowned for conservation breeding of our threatened wildlife, conservation education and forest restoration. Demonstrating that everyone can make a difference in restoring kiwi, kokako, kaka and other native wildlife once present in our forest and returning the dawn chorus for everyone to enjoy.
The Rangitikei region is in the middle of the North Island of New Zealand - its gateway town, Taihape, can be found on State Highway 1. You'll know you are there when you see the giant gumboot – the town's icon. (A gumboot is also known as a Wellington or rubber boot).
Mobile-friendly - Restore, rejuvenate, re-create, regenerate. Disconnect from the modern world, reconnect with nature, and escape to River Valley Lodge for a restorative and relaxing break or a fun-filled adventure. With accommodation, a bar, restaurant, meeting rooms, stables and rafting adventures, it’s a unique all in one destination.
Mobile-friendly - River Valley have been rafting the Rangitikei River since 1982. Our grade 5, white-water rafting trip is often recognised as one of the best half day-trips in the world! Alternatively try a scenic or multi-day trip. Whether you're looking for a short action-packed trip or something more relaxing and discovery focused, River Valley Rafting can provide an unforgettable experience.
Mobile-friendly - Explore rural back country New Zealand on horseback. Experience the freedom of riding freestyle and using Natural Horsemanship techniques for a deeper connection between horse and rider. River Valley Stables offers rides for experienced riders - from a half day horse trek, to a luxury multi-day riding holiday. Accommodation for riders is also available at River Valley Lodge.
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Wonder Christmas Market 2023
Join us for our fourth Wonder Christmas Market! Over 90 stalls, live music, food trucks and more. Support small businesses by buying local for your loved ones for Christmas. $5 entry fee, with a Koha for kids under ...
Where: Waikoko Gardens, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
Address: Kenilworth Road, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
From: 10:00am on Saturday 2nd December 2023
To: 5:00pm on Saturday 2nd December 2023
An Evening Of Black Sabbath + Led Zeppelin: Round II
After Forever (NZ’s Premier Ozzy-era Black Sabbath Tribute Band) & Hats Off To Led Zeppelin (Hawke’s Bay) are staging another spectacular show together! Don’t miss Round II. This second double ...
Where: The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
Address: 11 Shakespeare Rd, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
From: 8:00pm on Saturday 2nd December 2023
To: 11:30pm on Saturday 2nd December 2023
The Rude Boyz - Reggae Party
An evening not to be missed. Hawkes Bay's favourite reggae band The Rude Boyz are bringing back the Reggae Party to The Common Room, Hastings. Always attracting an eclectic audience of the best people in Hawkes Bay ...
Where: The Common Room, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
Address: 227 Heretaunga St East, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
From: 8:00pm on Saturday 2nd December 2023
To: 12:00am on Sunday 3rd December 2023
Joe Daymond - The See You Soon Tour: CANCELLED
Joe Daymond: See You Soon Tour - Catch Him Before He's Gone! Prepare for a laughter extravaganza as Joe Daymond, Aotearoa's rising comedy star, takes his uproarious wit and magnetic stage presence on the "See You Soon ...
Where: Evolution Theatre, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
Address: 75 Disraeli St, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
From: 7:30pm on Saturday 2nd December 2023
To: 8:30pm on Saturday 2nd December 2023
Box of Chocs
Aubyn Live Theatre in collaboration with Four’s Company BOX OF CHOCS A Musical Theatre Cabaret with a dusting of Christmas magic! Join us for an unforgettable 2-hour cabaret presented by Four’s Company ...
Where: Aubyn Live Theatre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
Address: 815 St Aubyn St West, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
From: 7:30pm on Friday 24th November 2023
To: 4:30pm on Sunday 3rd December 2023
Once Upon a Time, with a twist & The Elements
Once Upon A Time…….as all good fairy tales should begin, let me tell you what is going to happen.... Today we shall find Cinderella going to twist things up in her realm. With the assistance of the blue ...
Where: Toitoi - Opera House, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
Address: 101 Hastings Street South, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
From: 11:00am on Saturday 2nd December 2023
To: 4:00pm on Saturday 2nd December 2023
Miss Tutu's - Once upon a time
Miss Tutu's School of Dance presents; Once upon a time Celebration Recital Saturday 2nd December Two shows 1.30pm & 6.30pm It's time to settle in as the students and teachers of Miss Tutu's School of Dance ...
Where: Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay
Address: 18 Kenilworth Street, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay
From: 1:30pm on Saturday 2nd December 2023
To: 8:30pm on Saturday 2nd December 2023
The Enchanted Ball Supporting Te Mata Park
The Enchanted Ball supporting Te Mata Park presented by Etiquette. Limited tickets on sale now. Follow us on Instagram. Don't miss out on the highly anticipated enchanted ball, supporting te mata park. In 2019, ...
Where: Havelock North isite, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
Address: Te Aute Road and Middle Road, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
From: 5:30pm on Saturday 2nd December 2023
To: 11:45pm on Saturday 2nd December 2023
Hastings Manu Bombing Competition
Great prizes • all day family entertainment • sausage sizzle • inflatable obstacle course • 1.5 metre jumping platform Are you the Hastings Manu Master? This is your chance to show off your Manu ...
Where: Havelock North Village Pool , Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
Address: 35 Te Meta Rd, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
From: 10:00am on Saturday 2nd December 2023
To: 6:00pm on Saturday 2nd December 2023
Havelock Handmade Market
After our cyclone-induced hiatus, we're pleased to announce that the Havelock Handmade Market is returning on the 1st of April (you'll find us in the courtyard behind Peak Pizza & E's Cafe in Havelock North between 9am ...
Where: Village Court, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
Address: 10 Napier Road, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
From: 9:00am on Saturday 1st April 2023
To: 1:00pm on Saturday 3rd February 2024