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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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 . . . 

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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 . . . 

4.7 /5
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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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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 . . . 

4.6 /5
Comfort Inn Kauri Court Visit website

The friendliest motel in Palmerston North with 4 luxury 1,2 and 3 bedroom serviced suites and 12 spacious, quiet refurbished suites including executive spa units, . . . 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 . . . 

3.9 /5
Copthorne Hotel Palmerston North

Stay in style and comfort in our Pamerston North Hotel, located in the heart of the city Located just off The Square, Copthorne Hotel Palmerston . . . 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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4.3 /5
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Pavilion Motel & Conference Centre Visit website

17 ground-floor units - studios, 1 and 2-bedroom units all with microwave and most with spa bath. Pet-friendly. Close to Massey University, College of Education, . . . More . . . 

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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 . . . 

4.4 /5
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Awatea Park Motel Visit website

AWATEA PARK MOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTRE is situated on the edge of beautiful and tranquil Awatea Park. Although situated in the heart of Palmerston North, . . . More . . . 

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4.6 /5
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Arena Lodge Visit website

Arena Lodge, one of Palmerston North's finest motels, specialising in affordable, luxury accommodation. The executive and one bedroom suites are ideal for business travellers and . . . More . . . 

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Taihape Motels Visit website

A variety of 21 units at various rates - all ensuite, 7 with tea/coffee making facilities, 14 with kitchen, including luxury, and 1 & 2-bedroom . . . More . . . 

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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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