Rangitīkei: life off the beaten track

Travelling north or south along State Highway 1, it's easy to pass through Taihape, Mangaweka, Marton or Bulls unthinkingly, missing...


Enjoying beautiful views over the Rangitīkei. © Nicholas Allen

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Kiwi Studios Motel Visit website

Quiet and right in the centre of town! Several restaurants and the Regent Theatre within one minute walking distance. Enjoy FREE WiFi on all units . . . More . . . 

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Activities

New Zealand Rugby Museum

There is only one true religion round here, mate, and that’s rugby union. Read the story . . . 

4.2 /5
Hotel Coachman Visit website

Hotel Coachman is nestled in the heart of Palmerston North, and is just 5 minutes from the CBD, or 10 minutes from the airport. . . . More . . . 

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Road trips

Manawatū: off the main drag

The Manawatū is a rich and deeply characterful part of the New Zealand landscape – perfect for a road trip. Read the story . . . 

4.2 /5
4.2 /5
Feilding Motel Visit website

Quiet location. 9 spacious ground-floor units, serviced daily: 1 studio sleeps 2; 5 x 1-bedroom (sleep 4), 2 x 2-bedroom (sleep 6), 1 x 2-bedroom . . . More . . . 

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Natural attractions

Tararua: a glimpse of prehistoric New Zealand

Home to mighty ancient forests, protected by the work of dedicated conservationists, the Tararua District is teeming with life.  Read the story . . . 

3.5 /5
3.5 /5
Safari Motel Visit website

Halfway between Wellington and Auckland, 14 fully air conditioned ground floor units allows travelers to enjoy all that you would expect in a motel. . . . More . . . 

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Things to do

Off-the-beaten-track day walks

Explore hidden walking gems that require only a map, some sturdy footwear and a strong desire to get out there and explore.  Read the story . . . 

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4.6 /5
From $120
Aspree Motor Inn Visit website

The team at Aspree is waiting to welcome you to our spacious, affordable motel with new refurbished rooms in 2011. Whether it be for yourself . . . More . . . 

From $120
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Road trips

Rangitīkei: life off the beaten track

The Rangitīkei River and surrounding countryside are truly exceptional. The landscape here is often rugged and always spectacular. Read the story . . . 

4.5 /5
From $145
Bentleys Motor Inn Visit website

Central City Location - Only a 5 minute walk to the heart of the city, The Square, cafes, restaurants and bars. . . . More . . . 

From $145
4.7 /5
4.7 /5
Aspen Court Motel Visit website

New complex - luxury accommodation with 2 access units. Smokefree, double spa baths. King-size beds, heating/air-conditioning, electric blankets, underfloor heating, full kitchen facilities. . . . More . . . 

From $95
Raceway Court Motel Visit website

20 ground-floor units (3 with spa bath) - 3 family, 7 x 1-brm, 10 studio. Licensed restaurant and bar. Conference room available for up to 30. . . . More . . . 

From $95
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Road trips

A road less travelled: on the trail of a hot lamb sandwich

Travelling from Auckland to Wellington via Taumarunui, Napier, Gisborne and Tauranga in search of an old-fashioned Kiwi treat.  Read the story . . . 

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